New York Jewish Film Festival


Tuesday, January 22, 2002
3:15 – 4:45 pm

Divan traces a journey from a Brooklyn Hasidic community to its origins in Hungary and back in an effort to retrieve a turn-of-the-century family heirloom.  The couch, upon which Hasidic rabbis once slept, is in the filmmaker’s great-grandfather’s house in Rohod, Hungary.   A visual parable about the Hasidic community that the filmmaker left as a teenager, Divan is an unorthodox approach to a religious icon.