'Mountain' Tells the Story of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish Woman Caught Between Two Worlds

This debut feature shows plenty of talent and the ability to cast a gaze on reality and shape that gaze cinematically. But the director’s artistic conception is detrimental to the film.

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There are many moments in “Mountain,” Yaelle Kayam’s debut feature film, in which her directorial talent is evident, notably, in the way she documents the central site where the movie unfolds, and times the...