Where Life Begins

Where Life Begins

We are delighted to partner with the UK Jewish Film Festival 2022, taking place this autumn in cinemas across the UK.

Twenty-six-year-old Esther, the daughter of a rabbi from Aix-les-Bains, joins her ultra-Orthodox family on their annual trip to a farm in southern Italy, where they perform the sacred task of harvesting etrogim (ritual lemons).

While Esther is expected to marry a man she does not yet know, her budding friendship with Elio, the farm owner, encourages her to follow her desire to leave religion behind and live life on her own terms.

Set in the beautiful Italian countryside, Where Life Begins is a tender yet thought-provoking exploration of tradition, family and self-realisation.

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Runtime 100 Minutes
Release date 21 November 2022