Promise

Promise (2017)

“There must be another way,” says Abe (Nabil Elouahabi) in Promise. “He was our child.” Abe and his wife Sarah (Rebecca Callard) have been trying to have a baby for years, but Sarah lacks progesterone, and has recently miscarried. So the interracial couple makes a reciprocal agreement with Syrian refugee Hajar (Lara Sawalha): if she…

Orthodox (2015)

First published in Sight & Sound, March 2016 Synopsis: London. Estranged as a boy from his father and the Jewish Orthodox community for his interest in pugilism, Benjamin Levy is now married to Rebecca (a converted gentile) with two young sons, and supplements the meagre earnings from his father’s butchery business with bare knuckle fights…