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In Search of Ladino (1981)

This unique cinematic piece about language, memory and identity follows Ladino speakers-their culture, their memories and their hopes for the future of their mother tongue. In Search of ... See full summary »

Director:

David Perlov

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Itamar Gov Itamar Gov ... Self
Rena Molho Rena Molho ... Self
Yael Perlov ... Self
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This unique cinematic piece about language, memory and identity follows Ladino speakers-their culture, their memories and their hopes for the future of their mother tongue. In Search of Ladino is a forgotten landmark of Holocaust cinematography, one of the first films to show Ladino speaking Holocaust survivors in Israel and to document their testimonies and songs. The film was meant to be part of a trilogy about languages - Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino - but David Perlov never managed to make the other two. Perlov avoids being didactic. Focusing his gaze on the faces of his subjects and listening carefully to their stories and songs, he creates a film that brings the richness and diversity of Ladino culture back to life. The film screened is a restoration of the original.

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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew | Ladino

Release Date:

1981 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

B'ekevot HaLadino See more »

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Israel Film Service See more »
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