TCJ Film Festival: SHTTL and Fledge (Short)
Fledge (Short): An immigrant teenage girl with feathers on her body is torn between the need to belong and her own identity. A folkloristic fantasy that takes place during the Russian immigration to Israel in the 90’s. Elina is a young immigrant who lives with her grandma in a small desert town, trying to fit in with her peers and overcome her mother’s abandonment. Until a strange genetic phenomena interrupts – her body starts to grow feathers. Elina is forced to choose between the need to belong and her own identity.
SHTTL: In this Yiddish-language narrative, the 1941 invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany is shown through the life of inhabitants of a Yiddish village at the border of Poland. A filmmaker returns from Kyiv to his rural village to marry the love of his life. He is expected to marry the Rabbi’s daughter, which disrupts the balance of the whole town. In one unflinching shot, this film presents a day in the life of a Jewish village before it disappears. SHTTL is the story of the inhabitants of a Yiddish Ukrainian village at the border of Poland, 24 hours before the Nazi invasion, known as Operation Barbarossa. Today, there are no such villages in existence; the production fully reconstructed a traditional ‘Shtetl’ outside of Kyiv, which was planned to be turned into a museum prior to its destruction in the current Russian-Ukrainian war.
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