BARREN

director: 
Esty Shushan
country: 
Israel
year: 
2015
category: 
short
legth: 
16'
section: 
International Jury
festival edition: 
2015
Noemi, a married ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman is expected to fulfill her life's purpose and become a mother. She is young and immature, and has already raised her younger siblings in a large Orthodox family. But no matter what, she is obliged to adapt to the social norm. Do the personal wishes of a young woman stand a chance against a rigidly conservative social structure? Will Naomi's marriage survive the test?