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    M

    Directed by

    France

    2018

    105 min

    • Hebrew
    • Yiddish

    Documentary

    When he was a kid, Menahem Lang was known for his kindness, his commitment to Talmud school and especially his golden voice, which made him a renowned performer of liturgical chants. But he was hiding a secret: for years, he was raped by members of the community that worshipped him.
    After 20 years, Menahem returns to the scene of the crime. It is also a return to the places he loved, a path of initiation sprinkled with incredible encounters, recovered rituals… a reconciliation.

    Awards

    • Special Jury Prize - Locarno Festival
    • Bayard d’Or for Best Film - Francophone de Namur IFF
    • Best Director Award - Sevilla IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Editing
    Raphaël Lefèvre
    Sales
    INDIE SALES
    Production
    CG CINEMA

    Press

    Unstoppable director Yolande Zauberman competes at the Locarno Film Festival with her powerful new film, a portrait of a modern hero that offers no concessions.

    Giorgia Del Don, Cineuropa

    Yolande Zauberman’ s revelatory, thought-provoking documentary quietly breaks down barriers and challenges taboos as it follows one man’s return to a community that left him with profound emotional scars.

    Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

    Zauberman’s unobtrusive observational style brings its own rewards.

    Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

    Yolande Zauberman

    Yolande Zauberman

    France

    Born in Paris, and having studied art history and finance, Yolande Zauberman began working in cinema alongside director Amos Gitaï. In 1987 she directed her first documentary about Apartheid in South Africa, CLASSIFIED PEOPLE, which won numerous awards including the Grand Prix at the Paris Film Festival. Her second film, CASTE CRIMINELLE(1989), shot in India, was selected in Cannes. Four years later, she directed her first fiction film in YIDDISH, IVAN & ABRAHAM (1993), which received the Golden Fish at the Moscow Film Festival and the Youth Award in Cannes. Her 2011 film WOULD YOU HAVE SEX WITH AN ARAB was shown in Venice. Her most recent film, M (2018), was selected at the Locarno Festival.

    Selected Filmography