From Epic Pictures and Dread Central the first trailer for The Golem has been released. The movie is a supernatural, cinematic retelling of a 16th-century Jewish folktale 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 re-imagined period horror version of an old mystical legend, a Jewish community in a shtetl are 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 young ages. 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 cinemas worldwide. The Golem is their second collaboration with Epic Pictures and the first Dread Central Original. It stars Hani Furstenberg and Ishai Golen.
The film will be in US cinemas from the the 1st of February and on DVD on the 5th of February.