Red Cow


Philadelphia Premiere
Date: Monday, November 5, 2018
Time: 2 PM
Location: Gershman Y

Director: Tsivia Barkai
Genre: Narrative Feature
Country: Israel
Year: 2018
Running Time: 1 hr 30 min
Language: In Hebrew with English subtitles

General Admission: $15
Seniors: $13
Students: FREE (*for our rules and regulations on Student tickets, click HERE)

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Set in a Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem, RED COW is a moving coming-of-age tale that will have you glued to the screen from its opening scene.

Receiving news of the birth of a red cow (a sacred symbol of the coming of the Third Temple), Yehoshua (Gal Toren), a religious zealot, is ecstatic. He tasks his 17-year-old daughter, Benny (Avigail Kovari), with caring for the cow, even though she is seemingly incredulous. Keeping up the appearance of her devoutness, she smokes weed and reads poetry with her girlfriends in secret. However, when she falls for Yael (Moran Rosenblatt, Wedding Doll), the beautiful young woman working for her father, Benny abandons all pretenses and begins to explore her newfound identity – even if Yael and Yehoshua haven’t caught up to her yet.

Nominated for four Ophir Awards, this deeply compelling LGBT drama explores the clashing of tradition, passion, and family.

Special Guests: TBD


For Fans of:

  • Arthouse films
  • Coming-of-age films
  • Israeli cinema
  • LGBT cinema
  • Moran Rosenblatt

Official Selection:

  • Berlin International Film Festival
  • Jerusalem Film Festival
  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival


  • Anat Pirchi Award for Best Israeli Debut Film – Jerusalem Film Festival
  • Haggiag Award for Best Actress and Best Israeli Feature – Jerusalem Film Festival


  • “An intriguing tale of forbidden first love.” (Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter)
  • “An emotionally mature and resonant coming-of-age story.” (Sarah Ward, Screen International)