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Seven Blessings

Marie reunites with her relatives for her wedding, forcing them to confront the past while wrecking the present, in a tragic family comedy about fury, forgiveness and food.

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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, May 14
Gordon Center for Performing Arts
3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue
Owings Mills, Maryland, 21117

May 14 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Guest Speaker via Zoom: Producer Ronen Ben Tal

Marie was two years old when her mother gifted her to her infertile sister, a common Moroccan custom at the time. 40 years later, Marie travels from France to Israel, where her family now lives, for her wedding. Her warm and excited family is preparing for the custom of “Seven Blessings”—a week of festive meals in honor of the bride. But Marie’s presence also opens old wounds. Between family meals, secrets and lies are revealed. Marie is desperate for an apology although her family is sure she should be thanking them.

Winner of ten Ophir Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay (Award of the Israeli Film Academy); Israel’s entry for Best International Feature Film Oscar

[ Drama/Comedy | Israel 2023 | Dir: Ayelet Menahemi | 108 minutes | Arabic, Hebrew, & French with English subtitles ]

Part of The 36th Annual William & Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival. Film selections curated by the Festival Committee.

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