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Yentl (1983)

Directed by Barbra Steisand. Cast: Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving. Set in Eastern Europe in the early 1900's, Yentl tells the story of a young woman who wishes desperately to learn. Because of the prejudice against women studying, she disguises herself as a man. Based on the story "Yentl, the Yeshiva boy" by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Special DVD features: Disc one: audio commentary by Barbra Streisand and Rusty Lemorande ; deleted scenes -- Disc two: introduction by Barbra Streisand ; "The director's reel" featurette ; the rehearsal process with materials from Barbra's archives ; "My wonderful cast and crew" featurette ; deleted song storyboard sequences ; Barbra's 8mm concept film with optional naration ; still galleries. 134 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database Awards Golden Globe Awards, USA - Best Picture - Musical/Comedy; Best Director