The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For more information on films playing in the Cinémathèque, please call 773-281-4114. To order advance tickets online, visit the TicketWeb website by clicking here.
Nominated for 8 Israeli Academy Awards
"An intriguing...hybrid of austere Israeli and voluptuous French filmmaking traditions" -New York Times
"Handles its subject matter with grace and charm" -Village Voice
"An engrossing mixture of voluptuous spirituality and incisive sensuality" -New York Observer
½ "Continuously absorbing" -Roger Ebert
Recommended! Lushly shot and as concerned with the sensual as the spiritual, The Secrets is an unexpectedly touching, impassioned view into hidden, forbidden territory" -NewCity Chicago
"The two leadsí performances keep the movie on edge" -TimeOut Chicago
Recommended! "An ambitious mix of mysticism, melodrama, and lesbian romance" -Chicago Reader
A studious, devoutly religious daughter of a prominent rabbi leaves home to attend a Jewish seminary for women, where she befriends a free-spirited, headstrong fellow student. When the pair encounter a mysterious, ailing foreigner with a disturbing past, the young ladies find themselves caught between the rigid male establishment they grew up in, and the desire to be true to themselves, no matter the cost. With Fanny Ardant.
Directed by Avi Nesher, 2007, France/Israel, DigiBeta, 120 mins. In English French and Hebrew with English subtitles.