Written and directed by Rama Burshtein, a vivid tale of impossible love set in a tight-knit ultra-Orthodox religious sect. Laced with fantasy, the seven-part series tells the coming-of-age story of a troubled young woman, Faigie, who’s grown up in a broken home and falls passionately in love with Nathan, the 35-year-old married son of the leader of the ultra-orthodox community in which they both live. Nathan is also the owner of a workshop which employs seamstresses who live with mental illness, run by Faigie’s mother, Rayzee.
Following a failed suicide attempt, Faigie becomes part of Nathan’s household, helping to run the home while Nathan’s wife, Yocheved, is pregnant with their first child, after nearly two decades of marriage. The bond between the two families tightens as Faigie grows dangerously close to Nathan, though Faigie’s feelings and her longing for a relationship with Nathan can never materialize as they are governed by the rules dictated by their religious beliefs- which could not allow such passion to be consummated. Set on the backdrop of a conservative, devout community, the series will explore the delicate tension between passion and fulfilment.
Creator & Director: Rama Burshtein
Executive Producers: Tami Cohen, Adar Shefferman
Producers: Elad Kuperman, Shira Margalit
Starring: Maya Ivrin, Yehuda Levi, Noa Koller
Cinematography: Shai Goldman
Video Editor: Ilana Raina
Original Score: Daniel Zamir, David Levi
Casting Director: Michal Koren