Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey's Israel Film Festival

Like a Beating Heart

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NOVEMBER 14th through 19th

כּמו לב שעובד Like a Beating Heart

Hebrew with Subtitles

Every Rosh Hashanah, thousands of Israeli men leave their families and depart to a drab city in the center of Ukraine to spend the holiday near the grave of the great Hassidic master Rebbe Nachman. This heartfelt documentary follows Yair Agmon's journey to participate in this annual pilgrimage and give thanks to Rebbe Nachman for the personal redemption Yair was granted in the dark days after he and his wife endured a still-birth. But this journey, which was supposed to lift Yair’s spirits and warm his heart, takes an unexpected turn. "Like a Beating Heart” is a film about the ability to transform disappointments and failures into comfort - in the most unlikely of places.

  • Runtime
    50 minutes
  • Country
  • Director
    Yair Agmon
  • Producer
    Tal Becher, Asaf Amir
  • Cinematographer
    Guy Sahaf
  • Editor
    Gal Shani
  • Animator
    Dov Abramson
  • Composer
    Daniel Shemer
  • Sound Design
    Shlomi Atias