Grossman | Adi Arbel

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.





53 min







Directed by:

Adi Arbel

Produced by:

Arik Bernstein

David Silber

Alma Films

Metro Communications


Ofer Inov

Amit Chachamov


Sivan Gonshorovitz

Ron Goldman

Maya Klar

Produced For:

Kan 11

With Support From:

Makor Foundation for Israeli Films

Mifal Hapais

Original Music:

Jasmine Even


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