YONA

By Nir BERGMAN

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Drama - Completed 2015

Yona is based on the turbulent life story of Yona Wallach, one of the greatest poets ever to have written in the Hebrew language.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • HEBREW
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nir BERGMAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Dita GUERY, Nir BERGMAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Chilik MICHAELI (United Channels Movies), Michael ECKELT (Riva Filmproduktion gmbH), Tami LEON (United Channels Movies), Avraham PIRCHI (United Channels Movies), Moshe EDERY (United Channels Movies), Leon EDERY (United Channels Movies)
    • Synopsis
    • Yona is based on the turbulent life story of Yona Wallach, one of the greatest poets ever to have written in the Hebrew language. The film focuses on the early ‘60s, a period in Wallach’s life after her father has died and in which she is still a young, rural woman. She is making her first steps in the world of Hebrew poetry,
      battling for recognition in and environment that is chauvinistic, male-dominated and already replete with generations of bad blood. After her breakthrough and inevitable transition from the countryside to the big city, Yona – who is intent on testing her own limits and experiencing as much as possible – suffers a mental breakdown. At the time, mental patients were treated with LSD: a procedure that didn’t exactly improve their condition, to say the least. The film centers on her struggle to resume writing and attain immortality by becoming part of the canon of Hebrew poetry – along with the price she was willing to pay to achieve this.
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