Suburbs of Tel Aviv. Bnei Brak, world capital of the Haredim, the ultra-Orthodox Jews. When he was a kid, Menahem Lang was known for his kindness, his commitment to Talmud school and especially his golden voice, which made him a renowned performer of liturgical chants. But he was hiding a secret: for years, he was raped by members of the community that worshipped him. After 10 years, Menahem returns to the scene of the crime. It is also a return to the places he loved, a path of initiation sprinkled with incredible encounters, recovered rituals… a reconciliation.
Presented by Arnau Pons.
Arnau Pons: poet, essayist, translator and editor. He has received the “2015 National Translation Award” for “Cristall d’alè” by Paul Celan. He is the editor of “The Nation and death”, by the Israeli historian Idith Zertal. Recently he has collaborated in the collective volume “Makers of Jewish Modernity” (Princeton, 2018), winner of the prize for the best annual essay in the United States.
Locarno Film Festival 2018: Special Jury Prize.
Sunday September 22 – 19.00h
Sunday September 29 – 19.00h