My second feature film with director Dana Goldberg that co directed this film with Efrat Mishori

The  filming took place in Tel Aviv and Bat Yam in three intensive days and a very tight budget.

To work with these limiting conditions we shot with two cameras and a documentary black and white style where the two great actresses - Evgenia Dodina and Samira Saraya acted and improvised with specially picked non actors.
The actors where given their charecter and motives and left to improvise the scene as it took place.

To help shooting in low light conditions we opted for the Sony A7s with it's impressive low light capabilities which allowed us in one scene to follow Samira's charecter into the night sea with virtually no lights but the city lights from behind.

The film consists of two parallel axes. Yasmin (35), a nurse who lives in Jaffa, is interrogated by the police. Lenny Sade (50), a world-renowned researcher, is passing through the last day of her life. The worlds of these two women meet for a critical moment and are bound together inseparably.

News from the Project

July 2017 // Jerusalem Film Festival Premier

'Death of a Poetess' premiered at the 34th Jerusalem Film Festival!
Festival page

July 2017 // Samira Saraya won The Haggiag Award for Best Actress for her performance in Death of a Poetess

Congratulations for Samira Saraya for winning The Haggiag Award for Best Actress for her performance in Death of a Poetess in the 2017 Jerusalem Film Festival!

January 2018 to February 2018 // "Death of a Poetess" in Göteborg Film Festival

"Death of a Poetess" will compete for the prestigious Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award at the 2018 Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden. "Powerful dialog and beautiful black-and-white cinematography in a wonderful blend."
From the festival movie page

March 2018 // Israeli premier at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque

"Death of a poetress" will premier at the Israeli premier at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque

Death of a Poetess / Official Trailer

"Death of a Poetress" - Official Trailer

Lenny Sadeh & Samira Saraya in "Death of a Poetess"