This film looked interesting so I watched last night. I hate "spoilers" so I will take that into consideration here.There seem to be a few (or more) films or TV series about how a Hassidic Jew leaves the religious neighborhood to try the secular world. This is one of those. Meira is the wife in a Hassidic area of Montreal (it’s a Canadian film) in both French and English -easy to read subtitles- with a bit of Yiddish). At this point she and her husband have just one very young daughter. At the same time Felix (whose occupation we never learn!) has lost his father. He is Jewish but not a “practicing jew”. I won’t tell you how they meet, but they do (early on). Meira gets to “taste” the secular world and needs to decide if that’s where she wants to go. Okay, I will not tell you more of the plot (I promised). Some will like the resolution; others won’t. But you will find the characters engaging.
There are some real oddities in the film. I’m a music journalist but would not have expected what I found. It certainly was not a full video performance of Sister Rosetta Tharpe singing “Didn’t It Rain” at a railway station in Manchester England in 1964, or the full recording of “Famous Blue Raincoat” sung by Canadian music icon Leonard Cohen.
I can recommend spending the 90 minutes or so with this couple. As I said, you are hear for the characters. It’s a small film I’d rate it 8 on a scale of 10.