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Bialik – King of the Jews

By the age of thirty he’d already become the most famous poet in the Jewish world. He spent very few years living in Tel Aviv, but he loved the city dearly. Some 100,000 people attended his funeral in 1934. “King of the Jews” is a portrait of the most beloved Jew of his day, Chaim Nachman Bialik. Combining special animation, a voice track by Chaim Topol, rare archival footage, long-forgotten photographs, poems by Bialik performed by Ninet and interviews with the foremost Bialik researchers and fans in Israel and around the world, this film retells the story of the little boy from the shtetl, who became King of the Jews.

Festivals and Awards:

DocAviv  International Film Festival, Israel, 2014

Director: Yair Qedar, Animator: Jewboy

Producer: Yair Qedar

Cinematographer: Philip Bellaish

Editor: Rachel Lea Jones, Ayala Bengad

Soundtrack Editor: Aviv Aldema

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television;The Avi Chai Foundation,Channel 8 Noga comunications, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, HOT,Pais Council for Arts and Culture

Musicians: Ninet

Script: Yair Qedar

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: מלך היהודים

By the age of thirty he’d already become the most famous poet in the Jewish world. He spent very few years living in Tel Aviv, but he loved the city dearly. Some 100,000 people attended his funeral in 1934. “King of the Jews” is a portrait of the most beloved Jew of his day, Chaim Nachman Bialik. Combining special animation, a voice track by Chaim Topol, rare archival footage, long-forgotten photographs, poems by Bialik performed by Ninet and interviews with the foremost Bialik researchers and fans in Israel and around the world, this film retells the story of the little boy from the shtetl, who became King of the Jews.

Festivals and Awards:

DocAviv  International Film Festival, Israel, 2014

 

Director: Yair Qedar, Animator: Jewboy

Producer: Yair Qedar

Cinematographer: Philip Bellaish

Editor: Rachel Lea Jones, Ayala Bengad

Soundtrack Editor: Aviv Aldema

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television;The Avi Chai Foundation,Channel 8 Noga comunications, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, HOT,Pais Council for Arts and Culture

Musicians: Ninet

Script: Yair Qedar

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: מלך היהודים

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