“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.