In a little Jerusalem apartment, surrounded by dolls and cats, Miriam Yalan-Shtekelis wrote children’s songs that have captured hearts for many generations of Israelis: The Doll Named Zehava, The Soap that Cried a Lot, Michael, and many more. The director, photographer, editor, designer and writer Reuven Brodeski created the atmosphere of a Russian legend about Yalan-Shtekelis, using miniatures that he fashioned himself for the film, interviewing people who knew her, and telling the story of Israel’s most important figure in children’s literature.
Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Visual Effects: Reuven Brodeski. Producer: Yair Qedar. Soundtrack Editor: Aviv Aldema. Original Soundtrack: Adi Renart. Colourist: Dima Lidchov. Supporters: The New Fund for Cinema and Television, the Avi Chai and Gesher Foundations, The Film Fund, the Israel Film Service. Special mention Haifa Film Festival 2018. ISRAEL 2018, 55 minutes. Hebrew. Subtitles: Hebrew, English.
A sensitive and beautiful portrait, Walla / Beautiful film, visually spectacular, Haaretz / Wonderful film, Liron Nirgad / Wonderful film, so beautiful, Yossi Waxman / Sensitive and wonderful, and shimmering like a crystal, Leah Lior / Heartbreaking portrait, YNET
Moon, Moon, tell me a story,/ tell me a happy story/ and please don’t say:/ This is wrong and that is wrong/ and please don’t say:/ I don’t have time now/ and please don’t say:/ That’s enough stories now.// Tell me a story, Moon,/ for Mother is gone/ and Father went out/and the house is so empty,/it’s so not our home./Our home is not ours.