THE SECRETS (הסודות Ha-Sodot)
dir. Avi Nesher, Israel, 2007, 120 min
Anuk comes from Paris to the sacred town of Safed (birthplace of Kabalah), in order to confront and gain forgiveness for a horrible “original sin” she committed in her youth. The town’s male dominated religious establishment is in no hurry to let her go through the Tikun - the healing process. But two rebellious girls from a local religious seminary come to the femme fatale's aid. The three go on a wild ride through the darkest regions of the human psyche, exploring the sacred and the profane, the sensual and the cerebral, deciphering their personal great mysteries while reaching for universal ones.