The Dybbuk (New Restoration)

Dir. Michael Waszyński | 123 min
Narrative Poland 1937 Yiddish with English subtitles Mid-Atlantic Premiere

Sunday, May 1312:30 PM AFI Silver Theatre

In this tale of star-crossed lovers, ill-fated vows, 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 (Leon Liebgold, Tevye) turns to the mystical Kabbalah to win back his love (Lili Liliana, Kol Nidre). Made in Poland on the eve of WWII in a stylized, expressionistic manner dubbed “Hasidic Gothic,” The Dybbuk, which is based on S. Ansky’s play, is considered one of the most important and influential Jewish films of all time.

Digital Restoration and new English subtitles by The National Center for Jewish Film.

WJFF screening supported by the Max and Esther Ticktin fund, which honors the Ticktin’s contributions to DC Jewish cultural life.

Co-presented by The Kosciuszko Foundation Polish American Arts Association

Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Poland




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National Center for Jewish Film
Lisa Rivo


This event finished on May 14, 2018.