Dir. David Formentin, USA, Yiddish w/ English subtitles, 11 min.
This month we feature director David Formentin's gritty narrative short TZNIUT in our Selected Online Short Series. The film screened at SFJFF34 and had its World Premiere in 2014 at SXSW.
"Tzniut", from the Hebrew meaning "modesty or privacy; the laws pertaining to a modest life" provides a dash of darkly tragic irony as the title to the film, in which a Hasidic woman in Brooklyn discovers she has an STD. Although limited by her social standing in a deeply orthodox community, she seeks the origin of her illness.
Head over to the SFJFF Blog to read an interview with the director!http://sfjewishfilm.tumblr....