Film Screening: Bialik — King of the Jews / Melech Hayehudim

Canadian Premiere

Featuring Dr. Yosefa Raz, Anne Tanenbaum Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto

"One of the most important… documentary films of the year." (Globes Israel) Famed poet Chaim Nachman Bialik infused the Hebrew language with fresh artistic life, giving it a renewed sense of flexibility and emotive power. Filmmaker Yair Qedar chronicles Bialik’s work and life, a lens through which to analyze the Jewish experience of the road from exile to home. Narrated by Chaim Topol, Bialik: King of the Jews uses stunning animation and beautifully adapted musical versions by Ninet Tayeb of Bialik’s poems. The film is a powerful monument to the resurgent victory of Hebrew and its most passionate champion.

COUNTRY: Israel
YEAR: 2014
LANGUAGE: Hebrew
SUBTITLES: English
RUNNING TIME: 56 MIN
DIRECTOR: Yair Qedar

Presented with the Toronto Jewish Film Festival. Tickets available online at www.tjff.com or by phone 416-324-9121.

Date & Time
Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 6:00pm

Location
Royal Ontario Museum, Theatre, 100 Queen's Park