Black Honey, The Life and Poetry of Avraham Sutzkever

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2018
  • 76 min.

Black Honey, The Life and Poetry of Avraham Sutzkever

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2018
  • 76 min.

Synopsis

As long as Abraham Sutzkever lived, he wouldn't let a film about his life be made. Today, eight years after his passing, Black Honey tells the incredible story of the greatest Yiddish poet of modern times. The man who led the Paper Brigade underground movement that saved Jewish manuscripts from the Nazis, survived the WWII due to Stalin sending him a private rescue plane, testified in the Nuremberg Trials, and immigrated to Israel in 1947 where he led Yiddish culture, while writing in astonishing vitality.

Credits

Director(s)

Uri Barbash

Producer(s)

Yair Qedar

Co-Producer(s)

Itay Barkan, Hadas Kalderon

Script

Uri Barbash, Hadas Kalderon

Cinematography

Talia Tulik Galon

Editor

Ori Derdikman

Original Music

Alon Lotringer

Original Language

Hebrew, English, Yiddish

Subtitles

English, Hebrew

Sound Design

Ami Arad

Supported by

Makor Foundation, Israel Film Service, Avi Chai Foundation, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, Cultural Administration, Israel Ministry of Culture and Sport, The Claims Committee, The GoodWill Foundation, Beit Shalom Aleichem

Photos Courtesy of

Yair Qedar, Itay Barkan

  • Winner

    Yad VaShem Chairman's Award for Artistic Achievement in Holocaust related film
    Jerusalem International Film Festival
    2018

Festival Highlights

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel , 2018

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