Bialik – King of the Jews

Country
Israel
Language
Hebrew
Genre
Documentary
Director
Yair Qedar
Movie year
2014
Duration
56 min

Famed poet Chaim Nachman Bialik infused the Hebrew language with fresh artistic life, giving it a renewed sense of flexibility and emotive power. Filmmaker Yair Qedar chronicles Bialik’s work and life, a lens through which to analyze the Jewish experience of the road from exile to home. Narrated by Chaim Topol, Bialik: King of the Jews uses stunning animation and beautifully adapted musical versions by Ninet Tayeb of Bialik’s poems. The film is a powerful monument to the resurgent victory of Hebrew and its most passionate champion.

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