Red Cow


West Newton Cinema Thu, Nov 15, 2018 7:00 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Tsivia Barkai Yacov
Running Time:91 min
Type of Film:Fiction


In Biblical times, red cows were sacrificed to purify anyone who came into contact with a corpse. So Benni’s father is convinced his prized red calf will bring them salvation. But Benni, who lives with her dad in an East Jerusalem settlement, feels as lonely and trapped as the calf in its pen. When she meets Yael (Moran Rosenblatt, Apples From the Desert, BJFF 2015), new feelings of longing and desire arise. Increasingly critical of her dad’s peculiar spirituality, she sets out on a personal journey that will shape her religious, political, and sexual consciousness.


November 17th screening introduced by James Nadeau, Associate Director, Boston Women's Film Festival/ Executive Director, Emeritus, Wicked Queer: Boston's LGBT Film Festival  


Co-presented by Wicked Queer and The Boston Women's Film Festival