More Than I Deserve

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More Than I Deserve

Nominated for seven Israeli Academy Awards. As new immigrants from Ukraine, frazzled single mother Tamara works nights and sleeps during the day while her 12-year-old, Pinchas, is mostly alone and does all the shopping and cooking. When Pinchas decides he wants a bar mitzvah, he defies his mother and turns to his religious neighbor for help. The two form a strong father-son bond and before long, Tamara, too, finds that the unmarried Orthodox man is affecting her life in unexpected ways—but things get complicated when his rabbi pressures him to marry a woman from their own community. A finely textured coming-of-age drama that shines a light on immigrant life in Israel.

Tickets: $12 (members), $17 (nonmembers)

This film is part of the Jewish Film Festival 2022 series.



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