Film info

Original title
Pesn pesney
English title
Song of Songs
Based on
“Song of Songs” by Sholem Aleichem
Featuring characters from
"Melamed Boyaz", "Winning Ticket", "A Correspondence between Two Old Friends" “The Spinning Top”, “Esther”, “The Fiddler”, “The Resilient”, “The Littlest of King”, “Hanukah Money” and “Notes of a Salesman” by Sholem Aleichem
Month / Year of production
Film type
Feature narrative
Running time
76 min
Genre / Interest
Drama, Romance, Childhood, Family Friendly, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Relationships, Jewish, Yiddish literature


1905. A Jewish Shtetl. Shimek and Buzya are two 10 year olds. Of course, she is a princess and he is a prince. They live in the same yard, in neighboring palaces. What Buzya really means to him, Shimek begins to understand only years later when, far away from home, he receives the news that Buzya is about to be married off.

About The Film

«Song of Songs» by Sholem Aleichem to me was a treasure in which simplicity and fragility are the strongholds. Here you have real beauty, the deepness that allows one to soar high. In the film, I wanted very conscientiously to bring to screen the world created by Sholem Aleichem. The basis of this precious world is the special chastity that allows one to retain the ability to forgive and to breathe as in childhood, and absolutely seriously to long for something quite unrealizable. I wanted to get to the place where fears will recede in front of tenderness, where the soul will rest, and will remember something very dear, very close, where one can hope that two parallel lines will intersect: on the one hand the graceful line of dreams, weightlessness, and on the other, the vulnerability facing the circumstances that usually make up the ineluctable stream of life..

Eva Neymann, director