Purim Is Ready for Its Hollywood Close-up

For decades, Purim has had only a supporting role on film. But its themes of character, costume, deception and revelation are precisely the traits that define cinema.

Purim, like film, celebrates mimicry, dressing up, hiding, deception, and revelation. Actors and actresses disappear into characters, impersonate real-life historical figures and dress up in often outrageous costumes.