In 1921, six dead bodies were found near the so-called “Red House” which stood in an isolated spot in the orchards on the outskirts of Tel Aviv and Jaffa. One was the body of Y.H. Brenner, a brilliant author, a sharp critic of his generation, a man of ambiguous sexuality and the compelling voice of a raging prophet. An official report, written shortly after the event but immediately sealed, was discovered only recently. It is featured in this film, along with animated sequences by David Polonsky (“Waltz with Bashir”), conversations with Brenner scholars, rare period stills, and selections from his works.
Directed and Produced by Yair Qedar
Animation by David Polonski
Hebrew (with English subtitles)