New digital restoration by:
The National Center for Jewish Film
JArts is proud to partner with The National Center for Jewish Film on a screening of this newly restored Yiddish film great.
In this mystical tale of star crossed lovers and supernatural possession, two friends tempt fate by betrothing their unborn children. Years later when the pledge is broken and the couple’s love is thwarted, Channon the young lover (Leon Liebgold, Tevye) turns to the dangerous power of the Kabbalah to win back his love (Lili Liliana, Kol Nidre). Made in Poland on the eve of WWII in a stylized, Expressionistic manner that has been called “Hasidic Gothic,” The Dybbuk, based on S. Ansky’s play, brought together the best talents of Polish Jewry.
The National Center for Jewish Film Festival runs May 2 – 13, 2018.
A clip from The Dybbuk!
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston, MA 02115 United States