RED COW | Presented by the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
Set in a Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem, RED COW is a moving coming-of-age tale that will have you glued to the screen from its opening scene.
Receiving news of the birth of a red cow (a sacred symbol of the coming of the Third Temple), Yehoshua (Gal Toren), a religious zealot, is ecstatic. He tasks his 17-year-old daughter, Benny (Avigail Kovari), with caring for the cow, even though she is seemingly incredulous. Keeping up the appearance of her devoutness, she smokes weed and reads poetry with her girlfriends in secret. However, when she falls for Yael (Moran Rosenblatt, Wedding Doll), the beautiful young woman working for her father, Benny abandons all pretenses and begins to explore her newfound identity – even if Yael and Yehoshua haven’t caught up to her yet.
Nominated for four Ophir Awards, this deeply compelling LGBT drama explores the clashing of tradition, passion, and family.