THE DYBBUK (Michal Waszynski, 1937)

In Jewish folklore, a dybbuk is a restless ghost that invades and possesses the soul of someone that he, when human, had once loved. It provides the plot-mainspring of Sholom Ansky‚Äôs celebrated 1914 play. Dark, solemn, turbulent, gorgeous, melodious with folk and religious song, illimitably sad, the 1937 film, Der Dibuk, in Yiddish, is from […]