WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Dirs. Yehonatan Indursky | 210 min
Narrative 2018 HebrewYiddish with English subtitles Mid-Atlantic Premiere
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 ultraOrthodox. Broide is an Ultra-Orthodox smuggler who makes his living sneaking minor contraband between the two regions. One day, he receives a lifechanging proposal to kidnap a lile girl at the heart of a custody bale between two families that live in the opposite regions.