Saturday, April 1, 2006

All this talk about Hasidics...

reminds me of this Israeli movie I saw late last year:
Ushpizin is a beautiful story about an Orthodox Jewish couple, and how their faiths are tested as a pair of unexpected, and non-religious, guests visit during Passover. The story begins with the couple plagued with financial woes, while the guests arrive as fugitives of the law. There are many twists and turns, and I remember feeling a roller coaster of emotions that include anxiety, joy, sadness, relief and redemption. I love movies that fuck with my emotions. But, more importantly, I felt and trusted their faith, even though I am faithless. It is a really wonderful movie and I recommend seeing it. It's out on DVD this month.

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