The Awakener – The Story of YH Brenner

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2015
  • 56 min.
  • Director(s): Yair Qedar
  • Producer(s): Yair Qedar, Michal Weits, Gili Nadav

Synopsis

In 1921, six dead bodies were found near the Red House between Tel Aviv and Jaffa. One was the body of Y.H. Brenner, a brilliant author, the sharp critic of his generation, a man of ambiguous sexuality and the characteristics of a raging prophet; he was well known throughout the Jewish world. An official report, written but sealed shortly after these events, was discovered only recently. It features in this film, along with animated sequences by David Polonsky (“Waltz with Bashir”), conversations with Brenner scholars, rare period stills, and selections from his works.

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Credits

Director(s)

Yair Qedar

Producer(s)

Yair Qedar, Michal Weits, Gili Nadav

Script

Yair Qedar

Cinematography

Yaniv Linton, Idan Glickzelig

Editor

Ayala Bengad

Original Language

Hebrew

Subtitles

English

Animation

David Polonski, Roi Nitzan

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