Praise the Lard

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2017
  • 60 min.
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Praise the Lard

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2017
  • 60 min.

Synopsis

Pork. It’s the Jewish religion’s biggest taboo and one of Israel’s most controversial issues. Told in a humorous tone, Praise the Lard follows the quirky story of how a simple farm animal became a symbol of freedom for secular Israelis and an existential threat to the religious.

Credits

Director(s)

Chen Shelach

Producer(s)

Duki Dror and Anat Vogman

Script

Duki Dror and Chen Shelach

Cinematography

Tal Yanovitzky

Editor

Duki Dror

Cast

Chen Shelach, Giora Goodman, Chaim “Jumes” Oron, Yehuda Meshi Zahav, Rabbi Yitzhak Peres, Kobi Tribitch, Sar Shalom Eyal, Alex Schmerling, Yehudit Shelach

Original Language

Hebrew

Subtitles

English

Produced with the help of

IBA Channel 1 and The New Fund for Cinema and Television

Broadcaster

IBA Channel 1

Sound Designer

Ronen Nagel

Festival Highlights

New York Jewish Film Festival, USA , 2018

Berlin Jewish Film Festival, Germany , 2017

Jewish Motifs, Poland , 2017

Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Canada , 2017

Haifa International Film Festival, Israel , 2016

  • http://www.goodfoodrevolution.com/israeli-pork-praise-lard/
    Review by Malcolm Jolley

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