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As a teenager, filmmaker Pearl Gluck left her Orthodox Jewish clan in Brooklyn for secular life in Manhattan. Many years later, Pearls father has one wish: that she marry and return to the community. Pearl, however, takes a more creative approach to mend the breach. She travels to Hungary to retrieve a turn-of-the-century family heirloom: a couch upon which esteemed rabbis once slept. En route for the ancestral divan, Pearl encounters a colorful cast of characters who provide guidance and inspiration, including a couch exporter, her ex-Communist cousin in Budapest, a pair of Hungarian-American matchmakers and a renegade group of formerly ultra-Orthodox Jews. Nimbly clever and intensely illuminating, DIVAN is a visual parable that offers the possibility of personal reinvention and cultural re-upholstery. This DVD edition features over 30 minutes of additional footage, including deleted scenes, follow-ups and Q&As.
Interesting insight into the Hasadic community with a good story to boot. Definitely worth watching.Published 9 months ago by Javert
I saw this on TV and found it better on pbsi hpe you are happy.
P. S. I was interesting .
I think that if you're not from the Chassidic world, you might find this film interesting. However, if you are orthodox or know anything about Chassidim, there are no major... Read morePublished on October 10, 2006 by Aaron Huber