The Dybbuk. A Tale of Wandering Souls

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The Dybbuk. A Tale of Wandering Souls (Dybuk. Rzecz o wędrówce dusz)

Directed by Krzysztof Kopczyński

  • Poland, Ukraine, Sweden 2015; 85 min
  • Original version: Polish
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Silver Hobby Horse for Best Documentary - Krakow FF
    • FIPRESCI Award - Odessa IFF


The Ukrainian city of Uman is the burial site of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, one of the most important figures of Hassidism. Every year tens of thousands of pilgrims come here to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The film shows the tensions arising between pilgrims and local residents. When this poor post-communist city comes back to life thanks to its Jewish guests, the ghosts of nationalism and religious intolerance are revived, too.



    Jakub Kopczyński