Sunday 09 December 2018
Directed by Yolande Zauberman
Documentary Feature - UK Premiere - In Competition
Suburbs of Tel Aviv. Bnei Brak, world capital of the Haredim, the ultra- Orthodox Jews.
When he was a kid, Menahem Lang was known for his kindness, his commitment to Talmud school and especially his golden voice, which made him a renowned performer of liturgical chants. But he was hiding a secret: for years, he was raped by members of the community that worshipped him.
After 10 years, Menahem returns to the scene of the crime. It is also a return to the places he loved, a path of initiation sprinkled with incredible encounters, recovered rituals… a reconciliation.
Director: Yolande Zauberman
Producers: Charles Gillibert, Fabrice Bigio & Yolande Zauberman
Cast: Menahem Lang
Language: Yiddish/Hebrew, English
Length: 105 minutes
About the Director
Yolande Zauberman is one of the most exceptional voices of French documentary cinema. An author without filter, without inhibition, experienced in the most sensitive subjects and in the most scorching fields of investigation. Born in Paris, graduated in art history and economics, she started to work on films with director Amos Gitai.
A multidisciplinary artist, alternating between documentary and fiction, feature film and short film, video art and narrative art, Yolande Zauberman invented her own voice of expression through films that have always sparked lively debates and sometimes controversy.
Q&A hosted by Hannah Woodhead
Hannah Woodhead is the Associate Editor at independent film publication Little White Lies. She has also written about film for The Guardian, Dazed, SciFi Now and Bright Wall: Dark Room, and is a regular critic on the BBC. She is currently working on her first book, about the connection between cinema and mood.