New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2023

Shorts Program #1: Bowling for Eva, Resettlement: Chicago Story, Boxed, A Spot For Frog, Falls Cry, The Chosen One, Separation Anxiety-Online for 24 Hours and In-Person at 7PM!

Expired June 3, 2023 3:59 AM
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The Chosen One – Elazar Fine (Los Angeles, California)

After impulsively shaving off his beard and sidelocks, Eli Eisenstein is violently thrown out of his Hasidic family home. He finds refuge with his estranged, ex-religious aunt Shifra, but inner turmoil forces him to flee her apartment in the middle of the night. Stumbling through the streets in a fragile state of mind, Eli experiences a nightmarish transformation that leads him right back to where he started. Over the course of this one painful night, Eli will come to realize that it’s much easier to shave your beard than to shed who you are. In Yiddish, subtitled. 2022; 19 min.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    19 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Elazar Fine
  • Screenwriter
    Elazar Fine
  • Producer
    Kale Davidoff, Jacob Bridgman, Elazar Fine
  • Filmmaker
    Elazar Fine
  • Cast
    Luzer Twersky, Malky Goldman, Mike Burstyn