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Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish is available for purchase worldwide. DVD format is NTSC.
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About the Film
Directed by Eve Annenberg
“Attitudinous, unique, high-concept hustle…tender and funny” —J. Hoberman, The Village Voice
“Charming….always interesting to watch.”
—A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“Effortlessly sophisticated…the movie is an astonishment from beginning to end.”
—Amy Taubin, Art Forum
The play Romeo and Juliet has been translated around the world. Now Eve Annenberg’s gritty, funny feature film sets William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in contemporary New York, spoken in today’s Yiddish by mostly young, ex-Orthodox actors. Ava, a wisecracking middle-aged E.R. nurse, undertakes a Yiddish translation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in her pursuit of a Master’s degree. In over her head, she accepts help from some charismatic and wayward young Ultra Orthodox dropouts, Lazer and Mendy. When an ex-Orthodox leaver enchants Ava’s apartment with Kabbalah magic, the young men begin to live Shakespeare’s play in their heads—with Juliet as a beautiful Lubavitch girl—in a gauzy and beautiful alternate reality where everyone is Orthodox. The Bard may have never dreamed of the Montagues as Satmar and the Capulets as Lubavitch, but Annenberg’s fanciful direction makes the story of feuding Orthodox families both believable and timeless.
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