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The Chaos Within

“A journey through Kabbalah, heroin, chaos and redemption. For 10 years I’ve filmed my mother’s and my own life change dramatically. Mom, a holocaust survivor, married Rabbi Ashlag when she was 45 and he 40 years older. He taught her the secrets of Kabbalah and then passed away. Since then mom, Rebbetizin Faiga, has been trying to save the world from self-annihilation by teaching Kabbalah. Yet, every birthday she fights her desire to disintegrate into shreds of chaos and choses life. Mother wanted me to be the messiah. Instead, I ran away at the age of 14 to the streets of Tel Aviv to become a heroin addict. Finally, I found myself living in Jerusalem, a filmmaker, telling my life-story through film. This is a film that explores and strives for the concept of home.”

Festivals and Awards:

Special Mention at the Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, 2014

Director: Yakov Yanai Lein

Producer: Sylvain Biegeleisen

Production Company: Zen Productions

Cinematographer: Yakov Yanai Lein, Hemla Lein

Editor: Vadim Tyutyunin, Miri Laufer (editing coach)

Original Soundtrack: Stephan Micus

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Yes Docu, the Avi-Chai Foundation

Script: Yakov Yanai Lein

Subtitles: Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: מול התוהו שבה

“A journey through Kabbalah, heroin, chaos and redemption. For 10 years I’ve filmed my mother’s and my own life change dramatically. Mom, a holocaust survivor, married Rabbi Ashlag when she was 45 and he 40 years older. He taught her the secrets of Kabbalah and then passed away. Since then mom, Rebbetizin Faiga, has been trying to save the world from self-annihilation by teaching Kabbalah. Yet, every birthday she fights her desire to disintegrate into shreds of chaos and choses life. Mother wanted me to be the messiah. Instead, I ran away at the age of 14 to the streets of Tel Aviv to become a heroin addict. Finally, I found myself living in Jerusalem, a filmmaker, telling my life-story through film. This is a film that explores and strives for the concept of home.”

Festivals and Awards:

Special Mention at the Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, 2014

 

Director: Yakov Yanai Lein

Producer: Sylvain Biegeleisen

Production Company: Zen Productions

Cinematographer: Yakov Yanai Lein, Hemla Lein

Editor: Vadim Tyutyunin, Miri Laufer (editing coach)

Original Soundtrack: Stephan Micus

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Yes Docu, the Avi-Chai Foundation

Script: Yakov Yanai Lein

Subtitles: Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: מול התוהו שבה

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