- It was nominated for nine Israeli Academy Awards, with wins for Best Original Music, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Production Design and Best Costume Design.
- Director Beni Toraty borrows heavily from “The Magnificent Seven,” which in turn borrowed even more heavily from “Seven Samurai.”
- Toraty has said he made “The Ballad of the Weeping Spring” in large part to honor his parents, Iranian Jews forced to leave all their belongings behind when they fled their country for Israel in the massive aliyah of the early 1950s. What they brought with them was their love for Persian classical music.
- This is a riveting drama with outstanding music – described as “a pervasive pan-ethnic sound” – with heavy doses of humor and romance.
- The location is Israel but no places are named.
- The time is the present, more or less, but no dates are specified.
- This combination buddy-film, road movie, and cowboy flick has been dubbed a “Falafel Western.”
- TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE: CLICK HERE
Join the Boulder JCC’s Women of the J (WOTJ) on Monday evening, April 19 for a virtual evening of cooking, chatting, and fun!
The JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center is hosting its last featured event through it’s Neustadt JAAMM Festival for the season with Israeli chef, cookbook author, and restaurateur of NYC’s Balaboosta and NYC/Washington D.C.’s Taim, Chef Einat Admony, who will be joining the community virtually for a cook-along.