26 2024

31st Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film: SHTTL

7:15PM - 9:00PM  

Naro Expanded Cinema 1507 Colley Ave
Norfolk, VA

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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.

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