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Past Events

Past EventsMonday, February 20

Film: Orly Castel Blum: Not Far from the Centre of the City

52 mins, Hebrew, English subtitles
Screenplay, Director and Cinematographer: Ruth Walk
Editor, Producer: Yael Perlov
 
Orly Castel Blum began to write two days after her father’s death. “I was studying cinema. They threw me out of school claiming I was odd. By doing so they ruined and changed and saved my life. I took it hard. At the age of 23, I was kicked out, I married quickly, gave birth quickly, my father died quickly, and I began to write. It was a refuge from reality.”
 
Today Orly Castel Blum tries to set her aims: stop worrying about money, finish her book, move to a place with a garden in the heart of the city. “What does writing mean to you?” “Hard drugs, the hardest of all, absolute rescue, a cure. Expression by means of a talent which I received as a gift, surely a genetic one.”

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