She died more than four decades ago, but even today, Leah Goldberg is still an enigmatic figure – she is Israel’s most beloved poet, a powerful woman, who lived with her mother and never married, a woman who invented herself from the ashes of World War I through her magical poetry. The film is a cinematic fantasy in five acts, using animation, after affects, archives, still photos, original music and interviews that celebrate the fascinating story of Leah Goldberg.
The 5 Houses of Lea Goldberg
A Film by: Yair Qedar
(Israel, 2011, 50 Minutes, Color, Hebrew , English subtitles)
Lea Goldberg was a prolific poet, author, playwright, translator and researcher of literature. Her writings, regarded as classics of Israeli literature, remain extremely popular among Hebrew speakers where she is considered the feminine equivalent of Bialik.
Although Lea Goldberg died 41 years ago she is still an enigmatic figure – a powerful woman who lived with her mother and never married, a woman who reinvented herself from the ashes of the First World War and became Israel's most beloved poet.
The film is a cinematic fantasy in five acts using animation, after effects, still photos, original music and interviews which, taken together, celebrates the story of L.Goldberg.
AWARDS, FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS
Winner of the Original Score and Music awards at the Israeli Documentary Film Awards, 2011; DocAviv International Film Festival, Israel, 2011; Beth Tzedec Jewish Film Festival, Canada, 2011; Ring Family Israel Film Festival, USA, 2013
• DocAviv, Documentary FF - Official Selection, Israel
• Austin JFF
• Reel Israel, Cleveland
• Jewish Public Library, Montreal