Our old friends over at Dread Central have another “DC Presents” release heading our way soon in conjunction with Epic Pictures, and given that it hails from the Paz brothers (JeruZalem), it has definitely piqued our interest. If you’re curious about The Golem also, then read on for a look at the film’s trailer, a few stills, and more!
The Golem arrives in limited theaters on February 1st and will be available on Blu-ray/DVD beginning February 5th.
From the Press Release:
THE GOLEM is a supernatural, cinematic retelling of a Jewish folk tale from the Kabbalah. During an outbreak of a deadly plague, a mystical woman must save her tight-knit Jewish community from foreign invaders, but the entity she summons to protect them is a far greater evil.
In this stunningly reimagined period horror version of an old mystical legend, a Jewish community in a shtetl is besieged by deadly intruders. Set in 17th-century Lithuania, Hanna (Hani Furstenberg), the wistful, conflicted wife of the local rabbi’s son, Benjamin (Ishai Golen), secretly turns to Jewish mysticism and the Kabbalah to conjure up a dangerous entity to protect her community. But the creature she molds out of mud and summons to life echoes her tragic past and becomes so dangerously connected to its creator that Hanna can’t see what a heartless monster she has fashioned from abject fear and desperate loathing.
THE GOLEM is directed by Doron Paz and Yoav Paz. Third generation directors, the Paz brothers started working in the film industry at a young age. After graduating Tel Aviv University Film School and years of directing music videos and television commercials, they started writing and directing for prime-time Israeli broadcasts. In 2010 their critically acclaimed debut film, PHOBIDILIA, had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. Their second feature, JERUZALEM, premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival and was released in theaters worldwide.
THE GOLEM is their second collaboration with Epic Pictures and the first Dread Central Original. The film is written by Ariel Cohen and produced by Shalom Eisenbach. Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson serve as executive producers. THE GOLEM stars Hani Furstenberg (The Loneliest Planet, Campfire, Yossi and Jagger, Saints Rest ) and Ishai Golen (Prisoners of War, The Last Patrol, False Flas, Tironoot).