The Five Houses of Leah Goldberg

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2011
  • 50 min.
  • Director(s): Yair Qedar
  • Producer(s): Yair Qedar


Leah Goldberg is still an enigmatic figure – she is Israel’s most beloved poet, a powerful woman, who lived with her mother and never married, a woman who invented herself from the ashes of World War I through her magical poetry. The film is a cinematic fantasy in five acts, using animation, after affects, archives, still photos, original music and interviews that celebrate the fascinating story of Leah Goldberg. Won awards for editing, soundtrack, and original score in the 2011 documentary film competition. It premiered at DocAviv in 2011, and has since been broadcast on Channels 2 and 10 in Israel, and nationwide. 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.

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