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The Dybbuk (Poland, 1937, drama – New Restoration – 123 minutes)
Thursday, November 08, 2018, 12:00pm
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A rich, ethnographic tapestry of Jewish legend, The Dybbuk is a Yiddish-language drama based on S. Ansky’s seminal play about a bride possessed by a dybbuk, or disconnected soul. The film weaves a mystical tale from the Hasidic shtetls of the late nineteenth century with the story of two close friends, Sender and Nisn, who vow that their first-born children will marry one another. The Dybbuk presented here is a new restoration of the 1937 classic, which was originally filmed just before the outbreak of World War II.

Location AMC
Speaker: Professor Agi Legutko, Columbia University
Yiddish with English subtitles • Director: Michał Waszyński