Zohar The Return

Jerusalem Film Festival

The poster boy of Israeli avant garde cinema, Uri Zohar, left the entertainment world to become an ultra-orthodox rabbi. Decades later, he is back at the helm, to make a new film. For the first time, he shares his own life story. The riveting portrait of a filmmaker-turned-rabbi is spiced up by scenes from his previous films in which the hero, often played by young Zohar himself, would always find himself battling his inner demons.

Producer: Dani Rosenberg



Duration: 70 min.
Date of Release: 2018
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English

Festivals & Awards

  • Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, Documentary Competition
    The Jewish Experience , 2018

  • Jewish Motifs International Film Festival, Poland , 2019

  • Buenos Aires Int'l Independent FF (BAFICI), Argentina , 2019

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