MUKTZEH

director: 
Alon Rabinovich
country: 
Israel
year: 
2015
category: 
short
legth: 
28'
section: 
RELIGIONS AND SOCIETY
festival edition: 
2016
Vladimir, a Russian immigrant and would-be actor, dreams of playing the role of Shylock from The Merchant of Venice. One day he meets an old friend who encourages him to search out his Jewish roots. As Vladimir begins to embrace the Jewish traditions, he discovers that the forging of a new identity is far from simple, especially if it involves the sacrifice of the one stable element in his life - his relationship with his wife.