WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Dir. Yehonatan Indursky | 210 min
HebrewYiddish with English subtitles
Sunday, May 121:30 PM AFI Silver Theatre
Thursday, May 166:30 PM Bethesda Row Cinema
A dystopian drama from Shtisel creator Yehonatan Indursky, starring some of Israel’s top acting talent.
Autonomies is set in an alternate reality of present day Israeli, a nation torn and divided by a wall into the secular “State of Israel,” with Tel Aviv as its capital, and the “Haredi Autonomy” in Jerusalem, run by the ultra-Orthodox.
Broide is an Ultra-Orthodox smuggler who makes his living sneaking minor contraband between the two regions. One day, he receives a life-changing proposal to kidnap a little girl at the heart of a custody battle between two families that live in the opposite regions.