Film

M

A Journey in the Festival’s History

Frankreich  ·  2018  ·  DCP 4K  ·  Color  ·  105'  ·  o.v. Yiddish

On Demand

5-15 | 8 | 2020  ·  Sub. Eng.

Disponibile in Svizzera – Available in Switzerland


On Demand

5-15 | 8 | 2020

Available on MUBI for the international audience: film availability varies depending on your location


Screening

Freitag 14 | 8 | 2020, 21:30  ·  PalaCinema Sala 1  ·  Sub. French


Screening

Samstag 15 | 8 | 2020, 10:30  ·  PalaVideo  ·  Sub. French

Selected by Elie Grappe
Director of Olga


Passing through the list of the selected movies in Locarno Festival since 1946, my eyes stopped on Yolande Zauberman’s M. That one letter was enough to wake up my stupor as a spectator in Fevi hall, in 2018. Enough also to bring me back to this dark beach of Tel Aviv: Menahem is facing us, shirtless. Singing with a powerful voice. Then he tells, he tells us about the rapes he endured as a child, being part of an ultra-orthodox community. Menahem is so close, he almost get out of focus, but the frame stands his gaze. He sings again; a magnificent liturgy which carries its suffering and its survival. Menahem drives us to Bnei Brak, the town of his abused childhood, where he’s coming back for the first time for ten years. He came to dissect the taboo. Other voices open up, following his own, in a prodigious succession of sequences. Whereas the night seems to never come to an end, the smile and the song of Menahem irradiate everything. Yolande Zauberman’s documentary is “a vampire movie”, a tale, a deeply heroic journey. Made of questions and paradoxes, it continues to nourish my imagination and my desire of cinema.

– Elie Grappe

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Information

Regisseur

Yolande Zauberman

Produzent

Charles Gillibert

Koproduzent

Fabrice Bigio, Yolande Zauberman

Ton

Sélim Nassib

Montage

Raphaël Lefèvre

Produktion

CG Cinema
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Koproduktion

Phobics

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