Monday, February 26 ● 7:15 PM
Naro Expanded Cinema, 1507 Colley Avenue, Norfolk
Director Ady Walter ● 109 min ● Ukraine ● 2023 ● Yiddish with English subtitles
Photographed in a shtetl that the production team constructed outside Kyiv, this single-shot film is entirely in Yiddish. Set in the twenty-four hours before the Nazi invasion of Ukraine, SHTTL tells a story about life, love, and hope set in an unnamed Yiddish Ukrainian village at the border of Poland. Amid communal tensions between tradition and modernity, two young men fight over a woman they both desire to marry.