The Jewish Soul: Classics of Yiddish Cinema

Too often segregated within an academic and cultural niche, Yiddish cinema is in fact a varied and vibrant genre ripe for reappraisal. Whether shot in the fields of Poland or... Read more


The Jewish Soul: Classics of Yiddish Cinema

Directed by Aleksander Ford and Edgar G. Ulmer and Joseph Seiden and Maurice Schwartz and Michal Wasczyński and Max Nosseck

The Jewish Soul: Classics of Yiddish Cinema

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Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, Joseph Seiden, Maurice Schwartz, Michal Wasczyński, Max Nosseck and Aleksander Ford


Too often segregated within an academic and cultural niche, Yiddish cinema is in fact a varied and vibrant genre ripe for reappraisal. Whether shot in the fields of Poland or makeshift studios in Manhattan, Yidishe Kino endure not only as precious documents of a vanishing culture, but a fascinating genre unto itself, with its unique blend of schmaltz and shtick, a dash of operetta, often overlaid with brooding atmosphere. Restored by Lobster Films, Paris, presented by Kino Lorber, this series showcases careful new translations by Yiddish cultural historian Allen Lewis Rickman, which preserve the clever wordplay and conveys the fluidity of the multi-lingual dialogue.

Six classics of Yiddish cinema 
now available in all-new restorations!
The Dybbuk
American Matchmaker
Her Second Mother
Mir Kumen On
Tevya
Overture to Glory

Reviews

“A deliciously assorted showcase.”
- George Robinson, The New York Jewish Week
 
“Sure to provoke spirited debate, an essential form of nourishment for the Jewish soul.”
- The Forward
 
"The most heavily atmospheric and 'artistic' of the Yiddish talkies."
- J. Hoberman on THE DYBBUK in Bridge of Light
 
"The authentic version of Fiddler on the Roof."
- Allen Lewis Rickman on TEVYA
 
"Precious and haunting."
- Times of Israel on MIR KUMEN ON
 
"Think of it as a superior prequel to The Exorcist."
- Time Out on THE DYBBUK
 
"Arguably the best Yiddish-language film ever made."
- George Robinson on THE DYBBUK in Cine-Journal
 
 

PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Film Forum New York 1558843200May 26 - July 3, 2019


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