Bialik – King of the Jews

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2014
  • 56 min.

Bialik – King of the Jews

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2014
  • 56 min.

Synopsis

By the age of thirty he’d already become the most famous poet in the Jewish world. He spent very few years living in Tel Aviv, but he loved the city dearly. Some 100,000 people attended his funeral in 1934. “King of the Jews” is a portrait of the most beloved Jew of his day, Chaim NachmanBialik. Combining special animation, a voice track by Chaim Topol, rare archival footage, long-forgotten photographs, poems by Bialik performed by Ninet and interviews with the foremost Bialik researchers and fans in Israel and around the world, this film retells the story of the little boy from the shtetl, who became King of the Jews. Competed in the official DocAviv Festival competition in 2014, and was aired on Channel 8. Haim NachmanBialik was named Israel's national poet. This film provides an extraordinary glimpse into his story, The film is part of the documentary project: THE HEBREWS, documenting Hebrew culture with the best of Israeli directors, each focusing of the life and work of a major Hebrew literary poet of writer.

Credits

Director(s)

Yair Qedar

Producer(s)

Yair Qedar

Cinematography

Philip Bellaish

Editor

Rachel Lea Jones, Ayala Bengad

Original Language

Hebrew

Subtitles

English

Animator

Jewboy

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