Hedonist to Haredi: Iconic Israeli filmmaker's works still project truth
Decades after Uri Zohar swapped cinema for ultra-Orthodox Judaism, the existential crisis of his films can still be seen in today's society.
Acharismatic actor and director, popular television star and icon of bohemian Tel Aviv, Uri Zohar set off shock waves in Israel’s secular society when he decided to become a practicing, observant Jew. Since that time, in the late 1970s, he has become an ultra-Orthodox rabbi and has denied his cinematic past, describing it as a dark period in his life.
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