|4/15 - 4/29||VIRTUAL SCREENING||WATCH|
Southeast US Premiere
Like A Beating Heart
Directed by Yair Agmon
Israel | 49 minutes | 2020
Hebrew with English subtitles
Every year on Rosh Hashana, thousands of Israeli men leave their families and depart to a gray city in the Ukraine to be near the Rebbe Nachman’s gravesite, to be a part of a yearning crowd, to deeply feel. This heartfelt documentary follows Israeli filmmaker Yair Agmon’s journey to participate in the annual pilgrimage to Uman with its carnival-like atmosphere and thank Rebbe Nachman for the personal redemption Yair was granted in the dark days after he and his wife were forced to go through a still birth in the seventh month of pregnancy. But this journey, which was supposed to lift Yair’s spirits and warm his heart, takes an unexpected turn. Like A Beating Heart presents a universal spiritual journey of attempting to overcome tragedy, find healing, and discover one’s faith and values in life.
Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with director Yair Agmon, producer Tal Becher, and moderator Rabbi Efrat Zarren Zohar. To view the conversation please click here.
|Countries of Production||Israel|
|Year of Presentation||2020|
|Language(s)||Hebrew with English subtitles|
|Premiere Status||Southeast US Premiere|
|Principal Cast||Yair Agmon, Avishai Cohen, Itzick Halperin|