The 5 Houses Of Leah Goldberg

Leah Goldberg was an Israeli cultural icon whose name is familiar to anyone who grew up there. A revered and prolific Hebrew language poet, author, playwright, translator and researcher of literature, she was a literary powerhouse whose works are regarded as classics of Israeli literature. Her poems, so many of which have been set to music, have become deeply entrenched in the hearts and souls of generations of Israelis, and generations of Israeli kids have been raised on the children’s books and songs that she wrote. She died 41 years ago, but even today, Lea 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 reinvented herself from the ashes of the First World War though her magical poetry. This masterfully-crafted film, marking 100 years since Goldberg’s birth, is a cinematic fantasy in five acts, using animation, special effects, archives, still photos, original music and interviews that, taken together, create an intimate encounter with the stormy life story of Leah Goldberg, and celebrate the woman “who chose Hebrew and was chosen by it”.

50 minutes

Shown at

  1. Beth Tzedec Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  2. Ring Family Israel Film Festival - 2013

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