Bee Season (film)

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Bee Season is a 2005 American drama film adaptation of the 2000 novel of the same name by Myla Goldberg.wikipedia
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Max Minghella

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Because he was a devout Jew, his wife Miriam (Binoche) converted to Judaism when they married, and he nurtured his son Aaron (Max Minghella) as a traditional studious Jew like himself.
He has appeared in several American films, making his debut in Bee Season (2005) before starring in Art School Confidential (2006), The Social Network (2010) and The Internship (2013).

Richard Gere

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It stars Richard Gere and Juliette Binoche. Saul Naumann (Gere) is a somewhat controlling Jewish husband and father.
His next film, the book-to-screen adaptation Bee Season (2005), was a commercial failure.

David Siegel (screenwriter)

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The film was directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel and written by Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal.

Bee Season

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Bee Season is a 2005 American drama film adaptation of the 2000 novel of the same name by Myla Goldberg.
A feature film based on the book, directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel with screenplay by Naomi Foner, was released in 2005.

Juliette Binoche

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Because he was a devout Jew, his wife Miriam (Binoche) converted to Judaism when they married, and he nurtured his son Aaron (Max Minghella) as a traditional studious Jew like himself. It stars Richard Gere and Juliette Binoche.
Binoche's next film, Bee Season, based on the celebrated novel by Myla Goldberg, cast her opposite Richard Gere.

Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal

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The film was directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel and written by Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal.
She has written the screenplays for several feature films, including Running on Empty (for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay and won a Golden Globe Award for the same category), Losing Isaiah, and most recently Bee Season. She was the Naomi referenced in the line "...what about Naomi?"

Myla Goldberg

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Bee Season is a 2005 American drama film adaptation of the 2000 novel of the same name by Myla Goldberg.
It was a popular and critical success, and was adapted into a film in 2005.

Scott McGehee

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The film was directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel and written by Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal.

Flora Cross

When daughter Eliza (Flora Cross) wins her class spelling bee, they embark on a course of Kabbalah study to help her win.
Cross played the lead role of Eliza in the 2005 film Bee Season, opposite Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche and Max Minghella.

Kate Bosworth

The following year, Bosworth portrayed Chali, a Hare Krishna, in the film adaptation of Myla Goldberg's novel Bee Season (2005), about a dysfunctional Jewish family.

Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer

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Bee Seasons single award nomination was a Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards [[Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Performer#Best Young Actress (2004-2007)|Young Actress]] nomination for Flora Cross.

Scripps National Spelling Bee

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It was not until months later, when it came time at her school spelling bee to make her second attempt at the National Spelling Bee, that Eliza decided to get a word wrong on purpose.
The drama film Bee Season (2005), based on Myla Goldberg's novel of the same name, follows a young girl's journey through various levels of spelling-bee competition to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, as did the drama film Akeelah and the Bee (2006).

Film adaptation

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Bee Season is a 2005 American drama film adaptation of the 2000 novel of the same name by Myla Goldberg.

Jews

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Saul Naumann (Gere) is a somewhat controlling Jewish husband and father.

University of California, Berkeley

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A Religious Studies professor at UC Berkeley, Saul wrote his graduate thesis on the Kabbalah.

Thesis

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A Religious Studies professor at UC Berkeley, Saul wrote his graduate thesis on the Kabbalah.

Kabbalah

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A Religious Studies professor at UC Berkeley, Saul wrote his graduate thesis on the Kabbalah.

Judaism

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Because he was a devout Jew, his wife Miriam (Binoche) converted to Judaism when they married, and he nurtured his son Aaron (Max Minghella) as a traditional studious Jew like himself.

Tikkun olam

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Miriam lives a secret life throughout her entire marriage to Saul, trying to fulfill the religious idea she learned from him, tikkun olam, or "repairing the world" and "reuniting its shards."

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Saul's son, Aaron, grows unsure of the Judaism foisted on him by his father, and in trying to find a faith he personally believes in, he becomes a Hare Krishna after meeting a woman named Chali in the park.

Abraham Abulafia

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Saul's graduate thesis on Kabbalah writer Abraham Abulafia (who believed that careful analysis of words could lead to contact with God) brings Saul and Eliza closer together when Saul learns Eliza has won the district spelling bee.

Spelling bee

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Saul's graduate thesis on Kabbalah writer Abraham Abulafia (who believed that careful analysis of words could lead to contact with God) brings Saul and Eliza closer together when Saul learns Eliza has won the district spelling bee.