Virtual Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival: Book of Curses

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021

Boca Raton, FL 33427


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The Book of Curses and Alina

The words of a long-lost diary crying out to be heard. The film moves from dramatic narration of the diarist’s descent into hell to interviews with the daughter of the diary’s saviour; from a desperate search for Berkovitch’s fate to a man who witnessed the liquidation of the ghetto; from the archives in Warsaw to actors performing a play on the site of the ghetto from which the diary was written. And what of his call for revenge? The film tackles this delicate subject through the eyes of a Nazi hunter, a psychologist, and grandson of a survivor.

Director Biography - Iouri GOROULEV

Iouri GOROULEV graduated from the film-engineering department of the Leningrad film engineers institute in 1971, from the camera department of the Moscow cinema institute in 1982. Since 1975 he works at the "Belarusfilm" state studio: a cameraman at first, now a director & cameraman. Owner of a private studio "STOPSHOT”, produces the documentaries there. As a cameraman: over 100 documentaries on culture, history, arts and religion issues. As a director-cameraman: some 40 films.

Iouri Goroulev is the organizer and chairman of the International Festival of Christian Films and Television Programme Magnificat. In 2006, he was awarded the State Prize of the President of the Republic Belarus "For Spiritual Revival".

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