Two Israeli Shorts (HWLC)

NOTE: Replacing the film originally scheduled on this date!!! 

So We Said Goodbye

Date: August 3 (Wed)

Time: 6:00 PM

Where: Harold Washington Library Center

Two Shorts by Jorge Gurvich

Two short narrative features provide an Israeli filmmaker’s poignant reflections on generational change as grandparents reveal themselves after decades of silence.

So We Said Goodbye is about an elderly man thinking back on 1937 when he left Poland and emigrated to Argentina, leaving his mother and siblings behind. Runtime is 26 minutes. Languages are Spanish and Yiddish with English subtitles.

Pesya’s Necklace is about an elderly woman who accompanies her granddaughter on a Heritage Tour, returning to Poland for the first time since she emigrated to Israel after the Holocaust. Runtime is 35 minutes. Languages are Hebrew and Polish with English subtitles. 

Pesya's Necklace

Filmmaker Jorge Gurvich was born in Argentina in 1957. He emigrated to Israel in 1978 and studied in the Department of Cinema and Television at Tel Aviv University from 1979-1983. He is the producer-director of numerous fiction short films and television dramas, including the multi-award winning films The ShowerSo We Said GoodbyePesya’s Necklace and Next Year in Argentina. He is a renown and sought-after cinematographer, serving as director of photography on many feature films and documentaries.

Gurvich has taught cinematography at Tel Aviv University, Sam Spiegel Film School, Camera Obscura & Maale, Beit Berl and Sapir University. He has been awarded the Ministry of Education Special Prize for directors and screenwriters and the Golden Lens (prize for best cinematography) three times. He has co-written several feature films scripts. Gurvich’s full-length feature film directorial debut, Mrs. Moscowitz and the Cats premiered at the 2009 Jerusalem International Film Festival.

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