Thursday, April 12, 2007


So I found online this interesting review of our film on a blog titled:
Poland News Blog

SOMETHING FRESH: Documentaries Demand Attention
Sunday, February 25, 2007

How can you critique a valentine? Israeli filmmaker Dan Katzir has crafted a gem of a love story in his homage to Yiddish theater and the woman who has managed to keep the genre alive if not quite flourishing in the United States.

Katzir, born in 1969 into a prominent family that includes Israel's fifth president, Efraim Katzir, and the country's second prime minister, Moshe Sharet, is ranked as one of Israel's leading filmmakers. He has won numerous international awards for works including "Out for Love ... Be Back Shortly" and "Today You Are a Fountain Pen."

"Yiddish Theater: A Love Story" focuses on Zypora Spaisman, mainstay of Folksbeine, the only Yiddish theater left in New York, a city that once supported a dozen or more. She arrived in the United States in 1954, having escaped from her native Poland during World War II and spending time performing in Russia. Asked why she promotes Yiddish theater, Spaisman, who lost 150 family members to the Holocaust, replied, "My language will disappear."

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