Join us for this special event screening of one of the most important and influential Jewish films of all time. In this mystical tale of star-crossed lovers and supernatural possession, two friends tempt fate by betrothing their unborn children. Years later when the pledge is broken and the couple’s love is thwarted, Channon, the young lover (Leon Liebgold, Tevye), turns to the dangerous power of the Kabbalah to win back his love (Lili Liliana, Kol Nidre). Made in Poland on the eve of WWII in a stylized, Expressionistic manner that has been called “Hasidic Gothic,” The Dybbuk, based on S. Ansky’s play, brought together the best talents of Polish Jewry.
Restoration and New English subtitles by The National Center for Jewish Film.
“One of the most solemn attestations to the mystic powers of the spirit the imagination has ever purveyed to the film reel.”
—Parker Tyler, Classics of the Foreign Film
“The Dybbuk is haunting and atmospheric, a chilling supernatural romance that functions as a privileged glimpse into the past, to a time when rabbis regularly performed prodigious miracles, when spirits of the dead wandered the Earth, and when tampering with the supernatural inevitably led to the most dire results.”
—Kenneth Turan (LA Times and NPR film critic), Not Coming To Theater Near You
Director: Michal Waszynski | Poland | 1937 | 123 minutes | Yiddish with new English subtitles
New England premiere new digital restoration.+ More... - Less...
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
$12.00 Senior, Student
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