Running Time: 100min
Production Year: 2015
Like a “living thunderbolt”, the bold and nonconformist Yona Wallach stormed through Tel-Aviv’s male-dominated political and poetry circles in the 1960s. As played in a fearless performance by Naomi Levov, Yona struggled from the beginning to be recognized for her no-holds-barred, free-form style of poetry featuring explicit tales of sexuality.
Her poetry matched her life, a turbulent and fiercely high-pitched nightmare of intensity that led to a breakdown and time in a mental institution. Refusing to compromise even after release, Yona’s work eventually became recognized in the most prominent literary books and magazines of her time, and she was honored with the Israeli Prime Minister’s Literary Award in 1978.
Director Nir Bergman’s biopic vividly captures Yona’s highs, lows and her brave rebellion against a chauvinistic society with her unique voice. The film is fascinated by the formation of a legend, taken from us too soon. – Andres Castillo
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Director: Nir Bergmann
Producer: Chilik Michaeli, Michael Eckelt, Tami Leon, Avraham Pirchi, Moshe Eder y and Leon Edery
Screenwriter: Dita Guery and Nir Bergman
Music: Avi Belleli
Cinematographer: Lutz Reitemeier
Editor: Ayala Bengad