Dir. Violeta Salama | 119 min
Narrative Spain 2021
Spanish with English subtitles Mid-Atlantic Premiere
After years away, Alegría (Cecilia Suárez, Nora’s Will) returns to her hometown of Melilla, where three strands of Mediterranean culture converge: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim. Ostensibly back for a Sephardic wedding, Alegría uses the moment to navigate her complex relationship with Judaism, her friendships with women of other faiths, and a reunion with an estranged daughter.
A bright comedy about multiculturalism, Violeta Salama’s film is also a coming to terms with her personal experience (her father is Sephardic and her mother Catholic) and a luminous portrait of Melilla.
Part of the Jews of Color series: Programs Centering Jews of Color.