JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival: 10th Anniversary Edition

Where Life Begins

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An ultra-orthodox Jewish family from Aix-les-Bains comes to a farm in southern Italy for a brief stay every year to carry out a sacred mission: harvesting citrons. Here Elio, the farm owner, meets Esther, the rabbi’s daughter, who is tired of the constraints imposed by her religion. Through this relationship, Esther will understand the importance of freedom and find her path, and, in the same way, Elio will find the peace he had lost for a long time.
  • Year
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    French, Italian
  • Country
  • Director
    Stéphane Freiss
  • Screenwriter
    Stéphane Freiss, Caroline Deruas, Audrey Gordon, Laure Deschenes
  • Producer
    Fabio Conversi, Fabrizio Donvito, Marco Cohen, Benedetto Habib, Daniel Campos Pavoncelli
  • Cast
    Lou de Laâge, Riccardo Scamarcio, Pierre-Henry Salfati
  • Cinematographer
    Michele Paradisi
  • Editor
    Aline Hervé
  • Production Design
    Isabella Angelini
  • Composer
    Giovanni Mirabassi