Yiddish Soul is a trip to the heart of the rebirth of Yiddish song through the passion of the talented European musicians Karsten Troyke, Shura Lipovsky, and the KlezRoym. Chava Alberstein and Myriam Fuks follow, with emotion, their young emulators’ rovings through various towns in Europe. They transmit the immediate pleasure of Yiddish music through their daily lives and singing tours. Yiddish Soul testifies to the passion that exists between these performers and Yiddish song today.
A production by Les Films de la Mémoire, CBA, RTBF, Impronte Digitali
With the support of : Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Communauté Françoise, Télédistributeurs Wallons
|Jewish Motifs International Film Festival - Varsovie
|Chicago European Union Film Festival
|20th Pärnu International Film Festival
|Festival dei Popoli
|Festival di San Benedetto del Tronto
|Festival of Jewish Cinema - Melbourne & Sydney
|International Jewish Film Festival (FICJA)
|Jewish Eye Film Festival
|Klezmer Musica Festival - Ancona
|San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
|Brussels premiere at the Centre Communautaire Laïc Juif
|Premieres in Paris at the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles and Medem
|The Olivier's cultural programme on the evening of the general election - Rome
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C’est un film au cœur de l’émotion dans les rapports entre ces artistes et la chanson yiddish d’aujourd’hui.
The Jewish Film Foundation of Australia
All the performers are wonderful, especially Karsten Troyke, whose fargessene Yiddish liedern (forgotten Yiddish songs) are earning him the reputation of being the pre-eminent Yiddish performer in Europe today.
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Hailing from points throughout the continent, these gifted musicians share a passion for the world of storytelling and song rescued from the brink of extinction. The Yiddish genre paints a nuanced portrait of daily life in all its piety, melancholy, pining and hilarity.