Israel / France 2020, 60 min, Hebrew, English, French and Yiddish, Hebrew subtitles

Seven young people share their love for Yiddish avant-garde poetry written during the interwar period – a period which saw a huge outbreak of Yiddish culture and creativity. The poetry written was both personal and universal, closely aligned with the art movements of the time. The seven participants in the film, some of them jewish and some not, move and live between different countries and languages. Each tells of their connection to Yiddish and to a poet or poetess close to their heart. For them, this poetry belongs not only to the Jewish past, but speaks also to the present.

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  • Premiere | Sat 05.09 at 16:30

  • The film will be available until September 30th

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Please note that tickets are limited

Meet the Filmmakers

  • Filmmaker Nurith Aviv in Conversation with Merav Yudilovich

    Wed 02.09 at 10:30

Director, Script & Research: Nurith Aviv
Production: Serge Lalou, Itai Tamir
Production Company: Les Films D'ici, Laila Films
Editing: Nurith Aviv, Rym Bouhedda
Cinematography: Cedric Dupire
Sound Design: Georges Bloch

Source: Icarus Films

Supporters & Broadcasters: Makor Foundation for Israeli Films, France Televisions - France 3 Grand est, France 3 National, Centre National du Cinema et de L'image animee, PROCIREP, L'angoa, La Fondation pour la Memoire de la Shoah, La Fondation Rothschild


Nurith Aviv directed forteen documentary films. First woman to be director of photography in France, she shot a hundred fiction and documentary films (with directors such as Agnes Varda, Amos Gitai, Rene Allio, Jacques Doillon, and more.). She teaches at cinema schools in France, Germany and Israel.

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