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28TH TORONTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVALFESTIVAL MAY 27 - JUNE 7, 2020

The Golem

Drama

Screening Information

May 4 - 9:00PM
Alliance Francaise

Film Details

Country Israel
Year 2018
Running Time 95 MIN
Language English
Directors Yoav Paz,Doron Paz
Cast Hani Furstenberg,Ishai Golan,Brynie Furstenberg
Themes Families and Family Secrets,
Women - Front and Center

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Description

A fresh and stylish update of the ancient Jewish legend of the Golem. In this post-modern, post-feminist version, a young woman in 18th Century rural Lithuania defies patriarchal authority to study the mystical arts of the Kabbalah. In the face of a plague and the Jewish male leaders’ failure to take action against ensuing pogroms, she attempts to protect her community by conjuring up a supernatural creature, which is more dangerous than she bargained for. Drawing on historical, contemporary and religious themes, the film is imbued with rich symbolism and period detail.

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