Ponevezh Time


Yehonatan Indursky/ Israel/ 2012
Documentário / Digital, 53min

Synopsis: For the first time, the largest seminary of ultra orthodox jews in the world opens its doors for a cinema crew. The Ponevezh Yeshiva, founded in 1943, was the first Yeshiva to be established in Israel. Among the constant prayer and scholarly study of 1,200 students, stand fragile confused young men. The filmmaker, former student of the Yeshiva, captures daily authentic moments of hope as well as sadness and loneliness in a place where an individual can be swept away by the massive crowd.

Film Credits:
Director: Yehonatan Indursky
Producer: Einat Pinsky – Goldschmidt ,Talia Kleinhendler
Co-Producer: Osnat Handelsman-Keren
Screenplay: Yehonatan Indursky
Cinematographer: Philippe Bellaiche
Editor: Tali Halter-Shenkar
Sound designer: Yossi Appelbaum
Original Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English

About the director: Yehonatan Indursky, born in 1984, lives in Jerusalem. He studied at the highly acclaimed orthodox school “Yeshivat Ponovez” in Bnei-Barak and later at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem.His graduation film, Driver won the best film and best acting awards of the Sam Spiegel School, class 2011 and also participated in the Jerusalem Film Festival. His documentary Ponevezh Time premiered in official competition in the Haifa Film Festival 2012.