Gur Bentwich is an Israeli filmmaker who has directed three feature films: a cult film Planet Blue, Total Love and Up the Wrong Tree, and two documentaries: Etgar Keret What Animal Are You? and The Bentwich Syndrome. He lives in Tel Aviv with his partner, editor and muse Maya Kenig. He will take part in the Q&A after the screening of The Bentwich Syndrome.
Attending this event
Maya Kenig, directed Off-white Lies, which screened at Berlinale, Palm springs film festival, Pusan Film Festival amongst others. and more. As an editor she word on numerous TV series, documentaries and feature films, including her partner Gur Bentwich’s latest feature film Up the Wrong Tree as well as his two documentaries Etgar Keret: What Animal Are You and The Bentwich Syndrome. She will take part in the Q&A after the screening of The Bentwich Syndrome.
Films screening at this event
- Gur Bentwich
- 70 min
“Being born into British Jewish aristocracy comes with benefits but also lots of baggage.” – Ha’aretz
From humble origins in Whitechapel, the eccentric and ambitious 19th century lawyer Herbert Bentwich set out to establish an aristocratic Jewish dynasty, having a profound impact on British Jewish life and on the new state of Israel. In this brilliantly wry documentary, Bentwich’s great-grandson Gur sets out to discover the truth about this much-maligned and enigmatic family. Along the way, he uncovers a remarkable story, funny and sometimes tragic, of fervent Zionists, inspired artists, and outrageously determined rebels.
Read interview with Gur Bentwich about the film on The Times of Israel.