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Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish (2011)

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Synopsis

The play Romeo and Juliet has been translated around the world. Now this gritty, funny new feature film retells William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" in Yiddish. A middle-aged ER nurse, Ava, in graduate school-and bitterly lapsed observant Jew-undertakes a Yiddish translation of Shakespeare's great classic, Romeo and Juliet. Meanwhile, her houseguest, also a Hasidic dropout, is "leaking" Kabbalistic magic, and enchants her studio apartment. In what might be the first Yiddish "mumblecore" film, Annenberg creates a parallel universe (aka Williamsburg, Brooklyn), where Romeo and Juliet stem from divergent streams of ultra-orthodox Judaism and speak their lines in street-smart Yiddish.

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75% - Fresh
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50% - Spilled

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 8th, 2011 (Limited) by Nancy Fishman Releasing
Running Time: 89 minutes
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Keywords: Foreign Language, Religious, Performing Arts, Writing and Writers, Mumblecore, Romance, Directing Yourself
Source:Based on Play
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Vilna City Films
Production Countries: United States

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Eve Annenberg
Producer    Lazer Weiss
Producer    Mendy Zafir
Director   
Screenwriter    Eve Annenberg

Project: Limited Release

July 8th, 2011

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