Wed 22 May 2019 | 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cafe Shapira - Ralbag 15, Tel Aviv,
On Wednesday, 22.5, we will screen the film “Yeshurun: 6 Pirkei Avot” at Cafe Shapira, and after the screening we will have an open conversation with the director of the film, Amichai Hasson.
For many, he was the greatest Israeli poet of all, but for most of his life he passed out ostracized and banned, as a radical poet and isolated who breaks the language and goes wild with Hebrew, Yiddish and Arabic.
In order to become Avot Yeshurun, Yehiel Perlmutter broke his home and was born again in Tel Aviv as a poet, but continued to bear the burden of guilt for the rest of his life. The film moves between the stations of his biographical and poetic life, through the eyes of his daughter, translator and editor Helit Yeshurun. They are joined by friends, critics, researchers and commentators, and with the help of rare archival materials, they draw a portrait of a man breaking a silence, a lone revolutionary who wrote the events of time in shattered language, mixed with Yiddish and Arabic, moving constantly between ostracism and recognition until he became the “master of poets.”