Release Date: October 7th, 1992

DVD Release Date: February 3rd, 2009

PG |2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary

Rebbe Mendel (Nehemiah Persoff) is a single father who teaches the Talmud, a sacred text of Judaism, to the boys of his small Polish town. Behind closed doors, he also instructs his daughter, Yentl (Barbra Streisand), despite the fact that girls are forbidden to study religious scripture. When Yentl's father dies, she still has a strong desire to learn about her faith -- so she disguises herself as a male, enrolls in a religious school, and unexpectedly finds love along the way.

Cast: Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving, Nehemiah Persoff, Steven Hill, Allan Corduner, Ruth Goring, David de Keyser

Director: Barbra Streisand

Genres: Musical

Production Co: United Artists

Keywords: Passionate, Growing up, Father, Quest, Love triangle, School, Love, Love interest, Transformation, Heartwarming, Small town


Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Art Direction
Winner Music (Original Song Score or Adaptation Score)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role