“TZADEIKIS (“Holy Woman”)”
Alum Emily Cheeger’s NYU Thesis Film, TZADEIKIS (“Holy Woman”) won Toronto Jewish Film Festival's first annual Lishma Prize for best short film.
Holy Woman is a magical dark comedy about mortality, mysticism and the metaphysics of facial hair in Hasidic Brooklyn.
The Jury Statement was as follows: "Holy Woman was captivating to watch from start to finish, and I still find myself thinking back to it even weeks after viewing. I felt immersed in the world created and quickly invested in the characters. Above all, I was struck by how the fairytale-like story was able to raise so many meaningful and provocative questions without judgement and without compromising the magic of the story. All in all, this was a beautiful, powerful film.”
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