Following a Moroccan-Jewish family in an impoverished coastal town in Israel, My Lovely Sister is a modern tale of superstition and forgiveness. Rama and her husband Robert are a middle-aged, bickering couple who seem average until the introduction of Rama’s spurned sister Marie, who dies from a broken heart after being disowned by her family for marrying an Arabian fisherman.
With her passing comes a roller coaster of redemption when Marie, bent on being buried with her parents, haunts Rama and Robert. The characters and their troubles offer a significant look at the sometimes-troublesome intersection of love and tradition by allowing each family member to wrestle with his or her problems — Robert’s drunken dreams of a new woman, Rama’s ghostly superstitions and their son’s porn-driven sex-education ventures — making this tale of redemption so much more redeeming.
Sun., March 25, 7 p.m., $12, Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 484-904-5421, iffphila.com.
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