“Conventional Sins”


Amos Lassen

Israeli directors Anat Yuta Zuria and Shira Clara Winther  take on a controversial issue in “Conventional Sins” as they tell the story of Meilech who was banished ten years earlier from the Hasidic community he grew up in, Meilech reopens the diary he wrote when he was 15 and in it he describes the abuse he went through at the hands of a network of ultraorthodox pedophiles. Together with a group of young actors who themselves grew up in the Hasidic community, Meilech attempts to reconstruct parts of the diary and tell his story, which the Hasidic community did everything to silence. This is one to be on the lookout for.

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