Tikkun Rated NR

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In Avishai Sivan's intense and provocative TIKKUN, a prizewinner at the Jerusalem and Locarno Film Festivals, an ultra-Orthodox Yeshiva student experiences a crisis of faith--and visions of earthly delights--when his father brings him back from the brink of death. Was the young man's improbable survival a violation of God's will, or was it TIKKUN, a way toward enlightenment and redemption? Sivan imbues the narrative with an indeterminate, hypnotic blend of black comedy and alienated modernism, effecting a singularly uncanny atmosphere. Nonprofessional actor Aharon Traitel, himself a former Hasidic Jew, gives a nuanced, knowing performance as the anguished prodigy, and the black-and-white chiaroscuro photography casts the devoutly private, regimented Hasidic community of old Jerusalem's Mea Shearim in a morally shaded light.

Avishai Sivan
Aharon Traitel, Khalifa Natour
Release Date
June 10, 2016