THE MASTER OF YORK
dir. Kieron Quirke, UK 2018, 15 min, narrative short
A darkly witty medieval-era Jewish comedy whose protagonists speak the extinct language of Anglo-Norman Old French. In 12th century York, rabbi Rav Menachem is obliged to marry his brother’s widow, and to meet her sexual needs - a task that plays havoc with his studies. Anxious to get his scholar’s life back, he fashions a Golem - helper made of clay.
Festivals, awards:UK International Jewish Film Festival 2018, Palm Springs Shortfest 2018, Rhode Island Film Festival 2018
Language: Old Norman French. Subtitles: Polish and English.