North American Premiere
Metamorphosis of a Melody
Directed by Claire Judrin & Fabrice Vacher
France | 70 minutes | 2014
French and Yiddish with English subtitles
A singer/songwriter discovers a 30 year-old cassette of her grandmother singing in Yiddish which she has never heard before. The song, and the yearning in her grandmother’s voice, inspires her on a journey of inspiration and discovery. Through interviews with scholars, performers, and the adult children of Holocaust survivors, Metamorphosis of a Melody explores Yiddish culture, language, and performance. In this poetic meditation on heritage and the creative process, we navigate through the arc of Yiddish usage and the destruction of Yiddish culture in the 20th Century.
Featuring a special performance by the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Choir.
|Foreign Title||Métamorphose d'une Melodie|
|Director||Claire Judrin & Fabrice Vacher|
|Countries of Production||France|
|Year of Presentation||2014|
|Language(s)||French and Yiddish with English subtitles|
|Premiere Status||North American Premiere|