Magazine article Screen International

Menemsha Boards 'The Women’s Balcony'; Kino Lorber Buys 'Son of Joseph'

Magazine article Screen International

Menemsha Boards 'The Women’s Balcony'; Kino Lorber Buys 'Son of Joseph'

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The Women's Balcony recently received its world premiere in Toronto and stars Evelyn Hagoel, Igal Naor, Orna Banai, Einat Saruf, Itzik Cohen and Aviv Alush.

Pie Films and United King produced the story about female members of an Orthodox community who rally together after the collapse of the women's balcony in a Jerusalem synagogue.

Emil Ben Shimon directed from a screenplay by Shlomit Nehama in their feature debut.

Menemsha Films brokered the deal with Pie Films and plans a theatrical release in the first quarter of 2017.

The film will open in Israel next week as the centrepiece film release for the Jewish holidays

"We just fell in love with this film from its first screening in Toronto," said Menemsha's Neil Friedman. "We are confident that the rest of North America will love this film and we cannot wait to get started on the release of this film."

"We always try to find partners who believe in our films as passionately as we do, and we are confident Menemsha will make sure this uplifting important story reaches the wide audience it deserves," said Pie Films. …

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