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    Where Life Begins

    Directed by Stéphane Freiss
    Italy | 100 minutes | World Cinema Now

A group of ultra-Orthodox Jews from Aix-les-Bains travels to Calabria to harvest citrons for their Sukkot celebrations. Fatefully, the rabbi’s daughter and the farm owner both realize they are kindred souls bound by tradition and family, and long for self-realization.

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Director: Stéphane Freiss
Producers: Marco Cohen, Fabio Conversi, Fabrizio Donvito, Benedetto Habib, Daniel Campos Pavoncelli
Screenwriter: Caroline Deruas-Garrel, Stéphane Freiss, Audrey Gordon
Cinematographers: Michele Paradisi
Editor: Aline Hervé
Music: Giovanni Mirabassi
Cast: Lou de Laâge, Riccardo Scamarcio, Pierre-Henry Salfati, Astrid Meloni, Caroly Zahonero, Nicola Riganese
Original Language Title: Alla vita
Country: Italy
Language: In Italian with English subtitles
Year: 2022
Running Time: 100 minutes
Primary Company: Menemsha

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