Yiddish Soul

A film by Nathalie Rossetti and Turi Finocchiaro

Yiddish Soul is a trip to the heart of the rebirth of Yiddish song through the passion of the talented European musicians Karsten Troyke, Shura Lipovsky, and the KlezRoym. Chava Alberstein and Myriam Fuks follow, with emotion, their young emulators’ rovings through various towns in Europe. They transmit the immediate pleasure of Yiddish music through their daily lives and singing tours. Yiddish Soul testifies to the passion that exists between these performers and Yiddish song today.

Direction and writing:

Nathalie Rossetti
Turi Finocchiaro
Image: Michel Baudour

Philippe Vandendriessche

Image editing:

Rudy Maerten

Sound editing: Marc Bastien
Producer: Willy Perelsztejn
Associate producers: Benoît Jacques de Dixmude
Valérie Dupin
Kathleen de Béthune
53 minutes - Beta digital - Stereo - Colour

A coproduction © Les Films de la Mémoire - CBA - RTBF - Impronte Digitali

With the support of le Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Communauté Française de Belgique et les télédistributeurs wallons

Nominated at the Jewish Motifs International Film Festival in Warsaw - Poland 2008
Nominated at the Chicago European Union Film Festival - USA, March 2006
Nominated at the Jewish Eye Film Festival - Israel 2006
Nominated at the 20th Pärnu International Film Festival - Latvia, July 2006
Nominated at the Festival of Jewish Cinema - Australia 2006
Nominated at the Festival di San Benedetto del Tronto - Italy 2006
Nominated at the Klezmer Musica Festival - Ancona, Italy 2006
Nominated at the Festival dei Popoli - Italy 2006
Nominated at the International Jewish Film Festival in Argentina (FICJA) - Argentina, November 2007
Nominated at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - USA 2007

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