Pesn pesney

Song of Songs

1905. A Jewish Shtetl. A boy and a girl fall in love with each other without even realizing that they are happy. The story of this unconcealed, childish love is simple: The children grow up. Shimek, the young man, doesn’t want to follow his father’s footsteps, so he chooses his own way and leaves the house. He forgets Buzya. It is only years later, when he receives the news that she is to be married to someone else, that Shimek returns to his native town. As for Buzya, she has not changed a bit. And Shimek now realizes that he loves her with all his heart …

Director's Biography
EVA NEYMANN, born in 1974 in the Ukraine, studied law and film directing in Germany. Her documentary and feature films have been screened and awarded at numerous international film festivals. Both House With a Turret and Song of Songs premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, where the former also received the Prize for Best Film. In 2015, Song of Songs won Neymann the Award for Best Film at the Odessa International Film Festival. // Films (selection): Wse po-staromu (Just Like Old Times, 2004, doc), Puti Gospodni (God’s Ways, doc, 2007), U Reki (At the River, 2007), Dom s bashenkoy (House With a Turret, 2012; CE’13), Pesn pesney (Song of Songs, 2015)
European Panorama Fiction 2016
Eva Neymann
Ukraine 2015
76 minutes
Screenplay Eva Neymann, based on the novels by Sholem Aleichem
Cinematography Rimmvydas Leipus
Editing Pavel Zalesov
Sound/Sounddesign Alexander Shchepotin
With Milena Tsibulskaya, Yevheniy Kogan, Arina Postolova-Tihipko, Arseniy Semenov, Karen Badalov, Vitalina Bibliv, Samoil Silin, Mikhail Bogdasarov, Vsevolod Shilovskiy
Producer(s) Aleksander Tkachenko, Igor Kolomoisky (1+1 Production, UA)
1+1 Production Frunze Str. 23 04080 Kiev Ukraine
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere