The Yard

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2009
  • 50 min.
  • Director(s): Yochay Rosenberg
  • Producer(s): Yochay Rosenberg


My childhood yard may appear like another shabby parking space in a Jerusalem ultra-orthodox neighborhood. To me, it is the landscape of the only home I have ever known. The heroes of my yard are: my wife, Re’ut, who hate the yard and feel persecuted by the ultraorthodox ; forty-four-year old Daniel, the first ultra-orthodox magician, who dreams of leaving the yard to Paris, and Yisrael, an ultra-orthodox boy, torn between the outside world and the unwritten laws of the society he inhabits. The Yard is a film about people feel like strangers in their own homes.

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Yochay Rosenberg


Yochay Rosenberg


Yochay Rosenberg


Rivka Imber

Original Music

Asher Goldschmit

Original Language

Hebrew, French


English, Russian

Produced with the help of

The New Israeli foundation for Cinema and TVChannel 8

Festival Highlights

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2009