Shttl

Monday, February 26th at 7:15pm
A Feature Event of the 2024 Virginia Festival of Jewish Film

Photographed in a shtetl (a small Jewish village in eastern Europe) that the production team constructed outside Kyiv, this single-shot film is entirely in Yiddish. Set in the twenty-four hours before the Nazi invasion of Ukraine, Shttl tells a story about life, love, and hope set in an unnamed Yiddish Ukrainian village at the border of Poland. Amid communal tensions between tradition and modernity, two young men fight over a woman they both desire to marry. In Yiddish with English subtitles. Advance tickets available through the Festival website or at the door. Naro ticket books will be accepted. In Yiddish with English subtitles. (1h 54m)