He spent most of his days in banishment and solitude. As a radical and isolated poet, he broke the boundaries of language, using Hebrew, Yiddish and Arabic in ways that no other writer has. Who was Avot Yeshurun, also known as Yehi’el Perlmutter? The film travels between a biographical narrative and a portrait of his poetic life through the eyes of his daughter, Helit Yeshurun, who is joined by friends, literary critics, and poets. Using rare archival footage, they draw a portrait of a man who broke everything. Yet, towards the end of his life, he became an iconic figure, recognized as the ‘Lord of all Poets’.
Directed by Amichai Chasson
Produced by Yair Qedar
Hebrew (with English subtitles)