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Dani Rosenberg, Israeli Film Director

Dani Rosenberg, Israeli Film Director


ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: How do Israelis usually react when they hear Yiddish spoken in an Israeli film?

Dani Rosenberg was born in Tel Aviv in 1979 and graduated from the Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem in 2006. His 2004 film “The Red Toy” received Best Short Film awards in 9 international film festivals, and the following year his “Don Quijote in Jerusalem” received a special mention in the Berlinale official competition and also won several awards in international festivals. We recently had the opportunity to see his most well-known film, “Homeland”, which was released in 2007, and tells the story of a young Holocaust survivor who flees Europe in 1948 and arrives in Israel, where he is immediately handed a gun and sent to an isolated outpost in the desert. After the showing of the film, there was a discussion with the director, who later gave an exclusive interview to English Corner.