Seven young people share their love for Yiddish avant-garde poetry written during the interwar period – a period which saw a huge outbreak of Yiddish culture and creativity.
The poetry written was both personal and universal, closely aligned with the art movements of the time. The seven participants in the film, some of them jewish and some not, move and live between different countries and languages.
Each tells of their connection to Yiddish and to a poet or poetess close to their heart. For them, this poetry does not only belong to the jewish past but speaks to the present
Yols Cutler and his puppets (Kotlers Marionetn)
Joseph Burstyn (productor), EUA, 1935, 18 min. Premiere in Spain.
This short film is a performance by the puppets of Yosl Cutler, a poet, writer and puppeteer trained in the Yiddish theater tradition, as well as a cartoonist for the communist daily The Morgen Freiheit.
France – Israel, 2020
Premiere in Spain
Saturday 19/9 – 21.00h