Torn

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2011
  • 72 min.

Torn

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2011
  • 72 min.

Synopsis

Can one be a Catholic priest and an Observant Jew at the same time? Twelve years after he was ordained as a Polish Catholic priest discovers that he was born to Jewish parents. The film follows his amazing journey: from conducting mass in a church in Poland to life as an observant Jew in a religious kibbutz in Israel. Torn between two identities he is unable to renounce either, and consequently, he is unaccepted by both religions as well as the state of Israel. Now, he is required to choose.

Credits

Director(s)

Ronit Kertsner

Producer(s)

Ronit Kertsner

Cinematography

Ron Katzenelson, Oded Kimchi, Shalom Rufeizen

Editor

Ronit Kertsner

Original Language

Polish, Hebrew, French, English

Subtitles

Hebrew, English

Produced with the help of

Noga Communications Makor fund

Sound design

Saron Shama

  • Winner

    Special Jury Mention Award
    Religion Today International Film Festival
    2012
  • Nominated

    Best Feature Length Documentary Film
    Israeli Documentary Forum Awards
    2011

Festival Highlights

Australia Jewish Film Festival, Australia , 2014

Winnipeg Jewish Film Festival, Canada , 2013

Religion Today International Film Festival, Italy , 2012

East Bay Jewish Film Festival, USA , 2012

CineMigrante International Film Festival, , 2012

Hamptons International Film Festival , USA , 2012

Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Canada , 2012

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, USA , 2012

San Diego Jewish Film Festival, USA , 2012

New York Jewish Film Festival, USA , 2012

Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, USA , 2011

Verzio Intl. Human Rights Docs, , 2011

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, Canada , 2011

Docaviv International Film Festival, Israel , 2011

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2011

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