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On 23 August 2020, the Jewish Museum Berlin is opening its new core exhibition. Until then the museum will be closed for renovations.

Monday Movies: Berlin-Jerusalem

Art-house film by Amos Gitai (Hebrew with German Subtitles)

“Basically, Berlin-Jerusalem is a story of broken utopias”
—Amos Gitai on Berlin-Jerusalem

This 1989 poetic film by Amos Gitai portrays an encounter between two women: the German poet Else Lasker-Schüler and the Russian Zionist Tania Shohat. They first met in 1920s Berlin, then again in Jerusalem in 1945.

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Where

Old Building, ground level, Auditorium

Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Gitai connects both women’s lives with a story of expressionist freedom and Nazi violence, of the harsh realities of kibbutz life and the hopeful spirit of founding myths. The city of Jerusalem, in its many facets, shapes the film: Jerusalem as the target of poetic and idealogical dreams but also as a place prone to violence in the light of the present day.

Fünf Filmstills: Männer mit Masken - Frau vor Spiegel - Frau vor Haus in Jerusalem - Paar in 1920er Jahre-Outfits - Paar als Araber gekleidet- (vlnr)

Film stills from Berlin-Jerusalem; Agav Films

Gitai movingly contrasts the story with choreography by the Pina Bausch dance troupe and media materials from the First Intifada of 1989.

Original title Berlin-Yerushalayim (Berlin-Jerusalem)
Genre Art-house film
Directed by Amos Gitai
Choreography Pina Bausch
Produced in Israel, the Netherlands, France, Italy, UK
Languages Hebrew with German subtitles
Released 1989
Length 89 minutes

Where, when, what?

  • Entry fee

    free
    Reserve Online Ticket

  • Please noteA brief tour of the exhibition in German will be held for Monday Movie visitors at 6 pm.

    Admission with the museum ticket; Meeting point: Old building, "Meeting Point" in the foyer

    Please noteThe Film is in Hebrew with German subtitles.

    For journalists Phone: +49 (0)30 25 993 419
    presse@jmberlin.de

Events Accompanying the Exhibition: Welcome to Jerusalem (17)

Welcome to Jerusalem

Readings, movies, lectures – events for adults, kids, and families during our exhibition Welcome to Jerusalem

Black and white photography: View of the former Maghreb quarter in front of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem

The Holiness of Jerusalem as Reflected in its Architecture

25. April 2019
The holiness of Jerusalem is reflected in particular in its impressive sacred buildings. Lectures and ensuing discussion with Florian Lippke (BIBEL+ORIENT Museum Freiburg, Switzerland), Klaus Bieberstein (Otto Friedrich University, Bamberg) and Jürgen Krüger (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).

Katharina Galor –
The Temple Mount

9 January 2019
Archaeologist Katharina Galor talks about the historical and archaeological heritage of Jerusalem’s most controversial site – the Temple Mount (Har haBait). She presents various research initiatives and highlights the role of religiously or politically motivated agendas in the research process. (with audio recording)

Monday Movies: Du sollst nicht lieben (Eyes Wide Open)

26 November 2018, 7 pm
Feature film debut on homosexuality in a strictly religious environment.
Director: Haim Tabakman
Language: Hebrew with German subtitles

6 pm: Brief tour of the exhibition for visitors to Monday Movies

Monday Movies: Ink of Yam

24 September 2018
While the ink penetrates people’s skin, they tell their stories in the tattoo studio outside the city walls of Jerusalem.
Director: Tom Fröhlich
Language: Englisch, Hebrew, Arabic with German subtitles; Diskussion in German

6 pm: Brief tour of the exhibition for visitors to Monday Movies

Michael Sfard:
The Jerusalem Dispute. The Fight for Human Rights in Israeli Courts

6 September 2018, 7 pm
Lecture by Michael Sfard, one of Israel’s leading human rights lawyers (with video recording)

Film scene: A man and a boy sit next to each other. The man looks at the floor, the boy eats an ice cream.

Monday Movies:
Three Days and a Child

4 June 2018, 7 pm
Directed by: Uri Zohar

6 pm: Brief tour of the exhibition for visitors to Monday Movies

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Tom Segev: David Ben-Gurion

17 May 2018, 7.30 pm
Book Presentation and Discussion with the Author

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Lives in Common: Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem

8 May 2018, 7 pm
Menachem Klein in Conversation with Cilly Kugelmann (with Video Recording)

Film still in black and white: A woman with a lot of jewelry looks into a mirror.

Monday Movies: Berlin-Jerusalem

16 April 2018, 7 pm
Directed by Amos Gitai

A brief tour of the exhibition in German will be held for Monday Movie visitors at 6 pm. Admission with the museum ticket.

The Mazzah Bakery

5 April 2018, 11 am:
Guided tour and baking workshop for children aged 7 to 10 during the Berlin school break

Jerusalem in Conflict

17 March 2018, 11 am
Public tour for adults on the political conflicts in and around the city of Jerusalem (in German)

Rechavia – Grunewald in the Orient

28 February 2018, 7 pm
Reading with Thomas Sparr on German-Jewish Jerusalem (with Audio Recording; in German)

Monday Movie:
Jerusalem for Cowards

19 February 2018, 7 pm
Film screening and discussion with the directors Dalia Castel and Orit Nahmias (with Audio Recording of the discussion)

Who is carrying the Menorah?

8 February 2018, 6 pm
Talk by Steven Fine on Jewish Counter-Histories of the Arch of Titus Spoils Panel (with Audio Recording)

A girl in a kitchen apron kneading dough.

Three Loaves and One Hallelujah

8 February 2018, 11 am
For children aged 7 to 10 during the Berlin school holidays

Concert: A Prelude to the New Exhibition

6 December 2017, 8 pm
Jordi Savall with the Hespèrion Ensemble XXI and the Capella Reial de Catalunya

Jerusalem in Dialogue
(in German)

Two guides with personal connections to Jerusalem lead through the exhibition. Gain new perspectives in a unique tour.