Recitative, Shir Handelsman, Israel, 2019, 5’
Experimental, o.v. German, Italian & English subtitles

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An opera singer stands on a lifted platform, singing a Martyr’s wish for redemption. A counterpoint between the human voice and mechanical sounds of machinery moving up and down. The music, taken from one of J.S Bach’s cantatas, is the Recitative Movement which describes the ascension of Christ and expresses the desire to become one with God.

Director’s bio-filmography
Shir Handelsman (1989) is a multidisciplinary artist. He lives and works in Tel Aviv and graduated his BFA studies at the Department of Multidisciplinary Art of Shenkar College. He specialized in video, sound, drawing, sculpture, and installation. Recipient of Excellence Grant from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, 2018.


Directed by Shir Handelsman
Screenplay Shir Handelsman
DOP Amit Chachamov
Sound Shir Handelsman, Noam Havkin
Editing Shir Handelsman
Sound Editing Noam Havkin
Music Johann Sebastian Bach
Cast Jeffery Francis
Production Netta Cohen