Special screenings

THE HEBREWS: Black Honey, the Life and and Poetry of Avraham Sutskever

dir. Uri Barbash, producer: Yair Qedar, Israel 2018, 76 min, documentary

The incredible story of Avraham Sutskever, the greatest Yiddish poet, who saved manuscripts from the Nazis, survived WWII due to Stalin’s special rescue plane, testified in the Nuremberg Trials, and died anonymously in Tel Aviv. As long as Abraham Sutzkever lived, he wouldn’t let a film about his life be made. Today, eight years after his […]

23.11, Sobota | 17:00 | POLIN Museum

TO LIFE! (Auf Das Leben!)

dir. Uwe Janson, sccreenplay Thorsten Wettcke, Artur Brauner (idea), producer Alice Brauner, Germany 2014, 95 min, tragicomedy

The retrospective of Artur Brauner’s films – the laureate of Honorary Camera of David 2019. Strokes of fate have taken their toll on the ageing cabaret singer Ruth and the seriously ill young Jonas. Yet despite their great age difference and their entirely opposite lifetime experiences, they form an intense bond and give each other […]

19.11, Wtorek | 20:00 | CZARY Cinema

Mir Kumen On („Children Must Laugh”)

dir. Aleksander Ford, Poland1936, 60 min

POLISH-YIDDISH CINEMA. A SPECIAL PROGRAM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FINA Filmoteka Narodowa – Instytut Audiowizualny. Warsaw, 1930s. The life of Jewish lower class in tenement flats, musty cellars and the work of the people occupying those areas are a day to day observed by Jewish children. The health of Jewish workers is really bad. Tuberculosis, also […]

23.11, Sobota | 14:00 | The Center for Yiddish Culture

THE HEBREWS: The Raven – Ze’ev Jabotinsky

dir. Ayelet Ofarim, producer Yair Qedar, Israel 2015, 60 min, documentary, bio

The Raven is a touching and exciting portrait of one of Israel’s most contradictory figures. Born in Odessa, Jabotinsky was a brilliant writer and passionate spokesperson for Russia’s ethnic minorities. Eventually refocusing his energies and skills to the Zionist cause, he established the controversial Revisionist Party. While Jabotinsky is often memorialized as a key founder […]

24.11, Niedziela | 14:00 | The Center for Yiddish Culture

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