BT-03. Elish’s Notebooks
Israel, Feature Documentary, 2017, 74 min
Winner at the DocAviv Film Festival
After the death of their emotionally distant mother, Elisheva Rise, her seven children discover a secret cache of journals that she kept for more than 57 years. Unusually, these were written not in her own voice but from the perspectives of each of her children, beginning with their birth. Now, filmed by Elisheva’s grandson Golan, his father, aunt and uncles each read through “their” journal, emotionally confronting their past and their complex feelings for their lost parent. Subtitled.
Dramatic moments as seven grown children see how their mother viewed them and their lives, for the first time. Unseen Films
Directed by Golan RiseColorado Premiere