Drugs, abortions, hospitalisations, this is the dramatic life story of Yona Wallach, Israel’s best-known poet, whose tragic life and wonderful work can be compared with those of Sylvia Plath.
Her father’s death fueled her voice as a poet, and in constantly testing her boundaries, she suffered from a mental breakdown. Her struggle to resume writing and ‘attain immortality’ was a price she was willing to pay.
Yona follows the dramatic life story of legendary Israeli poet, feminist, and advocate of bisexuality. A lone woman making her first steps in the realm of Hebrew poetry. It’s the early sixties and Wallach’s battle for recognition takes place in a male-dominated environment.