A scene from Michal Wasczyński's THE DYBBUK, part of the JEWISH SOUL collection from Kino Lorber.
A scene from Aleksander Ford's MIR KUMEN ON, part of the JEWISH SOUL collection from Kino Lorber.
A scene from Edgar G. Ulmer's AMERICAN MATCHMAKER, part of the JEWISH SOUL collection from Kino Lorber.
A scene from Maurice Schwartz's TEVYA, part of the JEWISH SOUL collection from Kino Lorber.
A scene from Max Nosseck's OVERTURE TO GLORY, part of the JEWISH SOUL collection from Kino Lorber.
A scene from Joseph Seiden's HER SECOND MOTHER, part of the JEWISH SOUL collection from Kino Lorber.

The Jewish Soul: Classics of Yiddish Cinema

Joseph Seiden and Maurice Schwartz and Michal Wasczyński and Max Nosseck and Aleksander Ford and Edgar G. Ulmer, ,

Too often segregated within an academic and cultural niche, Yiddish cinema is in fact a varied and vibrant genre ripe for reappraisal. Whether shot in the fields of Poland or makeshift studios in Manhattan, Yidishe Kino endure not only as precious documents of a vanishing culture, but a fascinating genre unto itself, with its unique blend of schmaltz and shtick, a dash of operetta, often overlaid with brooding atmosphere. Restored by Lobster Films, Paris, presented by Kino Lorber, this series showcases careful new translations by Yiddish cultural historian Allen Lewis Rickman, which preserve the clever wordplay and conveys the fluidity of the multi-lingual dialogue.

Ten classics of Yiddish cinema 
now available in all-new restorations!
The Dybbuk
American Matchmaker
Her Second Mother
Mir Kumen On
Tevya
Overture to Glory
Eli Eli
Jewish King Lear
Motel, the Operator
Three Daughters

Details

  • Black & White
  • In Hebrew, Yiddish, English

Formats

  • Blu-ray
  • DCP
  • DVD

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