Divan is a 2004 documentary film directed by Pearl Gluck. This film documents the director's journey as she returns to her Hungarian roots in order to find a couch that had been in her family for years. During this search the audience gets to witness Gluck explore her true identity, as well as gain a glimpse into Hasidic culture.
Pearl Gluck seeks to bring an ancestral couch, upon which esteemed rabbis once slept, back to her family. She travels from her home community of hasidic Brooklyn to her roots in Hungary. During this journey Gluck meets a colorful cast of people, such as a couch exporter, her ex-communist cousin living in Budapest, a pair of matchmakers, and a group of formerly orthodox Jews.
Divan was in production for five years as Gluck's debut feature documentary. It was developed with that assistance of the Sundance Institute.
Screenings and awards
- Titanic International Filmfestival (2009) Official Selection
- Wisconsin Film Festival Official Selection
- Tribeca Film Festival Official Selection
- Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival Official Selection
- Warsaw Jewish Film Festival Official Selection
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Divan :: Zeitgeist Films (en-US). Archived from the original on 2017-07-04.
- ↑ In Need Of a Couch To Reconnect With the Fold (17 March 2004). Archived from the original on 28 May 2015. Retrieved on 11 November 2017.
- ↑ FILM CLIPS / Also opening today. Archived from the original on 15 October 2016. Retrieved on 11 November 2017.
- ↑ Much More Than a Couch Trip (washingtonpost.com). Archived from the original on 11 November 2017. Retrieved on 11 November 2017.
- ↑ Palinka Pictures – “IF YOU WANT TO TELL THE UNTOLD STORIES, IF YOU WANT TO GIVE VOICE TO THE VOICELESS, YOU HAVE TO FIND THE LANGUAGE." – SALMAN RUSHDIE (en-US). Archived from the original on 2017-11-10.
- ↑ Divan, http://www.metacritic.com/movie/divan/critic-reviews, retrieved 2017-11-13
- ↑ (in en) Divan, https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/divan/, retrieved 2017-11-13