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Couscous, Hand-Rolled, With Olives

Directed by Yaari Nadav Tal

COUSCOUS, HAND-ROLLED, WITH OLIVES is the intimate depiction of the tensions between a young Jewish man, Ash, and the two worlds he is stuck between: one with his non-Jewish girlfriend, Rosie, a tattooed musician, and another with his religious Israeli father, whose tenderness for his son is expressed through food and tradition. On their way to a Shabbat dinner, where Rosie and his Abba will meet for the first time, Ash nervously quizzes Rosie on the religious rules of the house. When they arrive, Rosie is immediately shut out by Ash’s father–he only communicates in Hebrew, doesn’t explain much of what is going on, and competes with her for Ash’s attention. After the final transgression, Rosie becomes fed up with Ash’s deference to his father. How will Ash reconcile these two worlds?

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Student Shorts #1

A collection of coming-of-age student-made short films with connectivity at the forefront.

Dates & Times

The Independent Picture House

October 2, 2022
12:00 pm