2021 | 54 min | Hebrew | English, Italian & French Subtitles
“I learned something about my writing since my son, Uri, was killed – there’s one way we’re able to comprehend the slightest inkling of what exists beyond the impenetrable wall of death, the feeling of non existence. And yet feel the vastness of what it means to be alive right alongside it – and that’s through writing. That’s what I search for in my writing, to exist in both places, for just a brief moment”.
David Grossman is one of the most prominent Israeli writers and intellectuals of our time. Since the early 1980s, Grossman has taken his place in the center of Israeli culture and is one of the deep, moving and influential voices in Israeli literature. The translations of his books into dozens of languages have made him one of the most famous, admired and beloved Israeli writers in the world. In 2017, he was awarded the Man Booker International Prize and In 2018, he was awarded the Israel Prize for literature.
David Grossman shares these honest, private and intimate insights on camera, and exposes the delicate and complex connection between his novels and his personal life. The film follows Grossman up close and takes the viewers on a personal journey into the soul and work of an exceptional human being.
Makor Foundation for Israeli Films
DocAviv International Film Festival 2021
New York Jewish Film Festival
Toronto Jewish Film Festival
Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival
Carmel Jewish Film Festival
East Bay International Jewish Film Festival
Israel Film Festival Los Angeles
Miami Jewish Film Festival
Sacramento Jewish Film Festival
Biografilm Festival Bologna