Fafner is a regular critic in Modern Times Review.
Covered Up is an emotional trip marking one woman’s struggle between personal choice and ultra-orthodox Jewish tradition.
Director: Rachel Elitzur
Producer: Avigail Sperber
Country: Israel, 2018

One woman says that it took her seven years to get used to it. Another one struggles daily to put it on in the morning – she has a lot of negative memories of her wedding day, when it became a permanent part of her everyday life.

This is about wigs. Some ultra-orthodox Jewish women wear them, and in the beginning of Covered Up a number of them talk about this with surprising honesty. In their world the wig is an outer sign of a woman’s marital status. It is a protective shield and a sign of her personal integrity. Behind the wig is a very private world.

Free will

But still these women . . .

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