Russian Jews: Film Two—1914 - 1948 captures a 30-year period of significant Jewish participation in every domain of Soviet political and cultural life including Leon Trotsky's role as the founder of the Red Army; artist Marc Chagall's early career; the first Soviet popular music stars; writers, with Isaac Babel in the lead, and other figures and fates, without which the grandiose Soviet ‘project’ is impossible to understand.
Beyond the Fear (Baliu Robeza)
“Paints a carefully non-judgmental portrait of Yigal Amir.” – The Hollywood Reporter
In 1995, Yigal Amir assassinated Yitzhak Rabin and became the most hated man in the country. Orthodox Jew and Russian emigrant Larisa Trembovler marries Amir and gives birth to his son, but Amir will never be released from prison. All these years later, Trembovler remains devoted to her husband, Amir remains unrepentant, and the citizens of Israel remain furious at the man who tore the country apart.
This highly controversial documentary was nearly banned due to the sensitive nature of the subject matter. The film premiered at Hot Docs, and was in competition at the Jerusalem Film Festival.
80 mins / Russian, English, Hebrew (English Subtitles)
Director — Herz Frank & Maria Kravchenko
Category — Hamatzav (The Situation)