Song of Songs


Film Info
Director(s):Eva Neymann
Running Time:76 minutes
Type of Film:Narrative
Premiere Status:Massachusetts Premiere
Topic:Coming of Age
In Person/Special Program:Professor Alexandra Herzog, Boston University (11/13- MFA)
Supported By:Action for Post-Soviet Jewry


Based on the writing of Sholem Aleichem, this is a lyrical story of love and friendship in a Ukrainian shtetl at the beginning of the 20th century. From a young age, Shimek, a fanciful boy with a vivid imagination, goes on great adventures with Buzya, the solemn girl next door. But Shimek doesn’t fully recognize his feelings for Buzya until he learns she is about to be married. After years away, Shimek returns to the village where he grew up, hoping that Buzya may feel the same.


Festivals Toronto International Film Festival,2015

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Award of Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention, 2015,