Torn

R. Ronit Kertsner, Documentary, 72' min., Israel, 2011.
Friday, 25. May at 11:00 / Cinema Europa

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Synopsis

Twelve years after he was ordained as a priest Romuald Waszkinel found out that he was born to Jewish parents, that his name was Jakub Weksler.

Torn between two worlds, a priest in the Polish Catholic church, and an observant Jew. Two conflicting identities that cannot co-exist, but Weksler/Waszkinel is unable to give up either one, each of which demands that he decide who he is.

“Torn” follows his amazing journey from conducting mass in a church in Poland to life as an observant Jew in a religious kibbutz in Israel.

Awards

  • 2012. - Hamptons International Film Festival
  • 2012. - Rochester Jewish Film Festival
  • 2012. - Toronto Jewish Film Festival
  • 2012. - Cummings Jewish Film Festival
  • 2012. - Grand Rapids Jewish Film Festival
  • 2012. - Portland Jewish Film Festival
  • 2012. - Temple Beth El, Aptos CA
  •  2012. - Austin Jewish Film Festival
  • 2012. - Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival
  • 2012. - Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival
  • 2012. - San Francisco Jewish Film Series
  • 2012. - KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival
  • 2012. - Israeli Film Festival in Los Angeles

 

 

Trailer: Torn