Goray 1648

Goray 1648

Synopsis

"An exploration of the interface between Judaic folk beliefs, messianic superstition, and the origins of Zion. Goray 1648 presents itself as a forgotten diasporic archive that transmits the private apocalyptic visions and primal archetypal myths embodied in the folk tales of a 1930s Yiddish film, home movies of the filmmaker's family in Palestine, symbolic drawings, and found photographs. The film's title is inspired by the events of a novel written by Isaac Beshavis Singer in 1932 about Goray, a part mythical village at the end of the earth that descends into religious hysteria upon the arrival of a false messiah in 1648." – Dalia Neis

Technical Specs

Director: Dalia Neis
Year: 2007
Country: UK
Language: English | Polish
Duration: 8 min
Colour: B/W & Colour
Certificate: E