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Israel, 2012 | Documentary, 53 min.
Director: Yehonatan Indursky
Producers: Einat Pinsky – Goldschmidt , Talia Kleinhendler
"A delicate masterpiece
charged with cumulative emotional power..."
that hasn't been exposed yet..."
For the first time, the world largest Ultra-Orthodox seminary opens its doors to a camera crew.The Ponevezh Yeshiva, founded in 1943, was the first Yeshiva to be established in Israel. Among the constant prayer and scholarly study of 1,200 students, stand fragile confused young men. The filmmaker, former student of the Yeshiva, captures daily authentic moments of hopes as well as sadness and loneliness in a place where an individual can be swept away by the massive crowd.
Warsaw Phoenix for the best documentary film, International Film Fesdtival ''Jewish Motifs" 2014
The Best Debut Film Award from the Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum 2013
The Israeli Film Academy Nominee for the Best Documentary Award for 2013
Sardinia International Ethnographic Film Festival, September 2014
International Film Festival Jewish Motifs, April 2014
Haifa International Film Festival
Spiro Ark Film series, London, March 2014
|Directors: Yehonatan Indursky
Producer: Einat Pinsky – Goldschmidt ,Talia Kleinhendler
Co-Producer: Osnat Handelsman-Keren
Produced with the help of: Reset ,chanel 2, The new fund for cinema and TV
The Avi Chai foundation
Screenplay: Yehonatan Indursky
Cinematographer: Philippe Bellaiche
Editor: Tali Halter-Shenkar
Sound designer: Yossi Appelbaum
Original Language: Hebrew
"The filmmaker allows his subjects to express themselves in a relaxed way, and it is refreshing to see people on camera who seem natural, in sharp contrast to the often artificial-feeling participants in so-called reality television or many other documentaries. Indursky’s portrait of Ponevezh makes its subjects more human and less remote".
Make Time for Ponevezh Time/ Jpost