Introduction by Lisa Rivo, co-founder of the National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis University, on 1/17
Filmed just before the outbreak of WWII, The Dybbuk weaves a mystical story of the Hasidic shtetls of the late 19th century with the story of two close friends, Sender and Nisn, who vow to marry their first-born children. But when Sender reneges on the vow to marry his daughter to a wealthier son-in-law, the spirit of Nisn’s son arrives to haunt Lea’s wedding. A rich, ethnographic tapestry of Jewish legend, The Dybbuk, based on S. Ansky’s seminal Yiddish play, is one of the finest films ever produced in the Yiddish language, presented here in a brand-new restoration. World Premiere of new restoration by the National Center for Jewish Film.
Presented in conjunction with The Prince and the Dybbuk