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Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2022
Run Time:109 minutes
Production Country:Ukraine, France
Original Language:Yiddish
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ady Walter
Cast:Saul Rubinek
Moshe Lobel
Anisia Stasevich
Petro Ninovskyi


A filmmaker returns from Kyiv to his rural village to marry the love of his life. He is expected to marry the Rabbi’s daughter, which disrupts the balance of the whole town.

In one unflinching shot, this film presents a day in the life of a Jewish village before it disappears.

“SHTTL” is the story of the inhabitants of a Yiddish Ukrainian village at the border of Poland, 24 hours before the Nazi invasion, known as Operation Barbarossa.

Today, there are no such villages in existence; the production fully reconstructed a traditional ‘Shtetl’ outside of Kyiv, which is planned to be turned into a museum.

“A masterpiece. Insightful, beautiful and completely unforgettable. An exquisite testament to those beautiful lives that never came to be.” — Barry Levitt, iFilm