David Perlov

David Perlov, Old Aunt China, 1957, digital video transferred from 16 mm film, installation view, Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA)—Pireos Street (“Nikos Kessanlis” Exhibition Hall), documenta 14, photo: Yiannis Hadjiaslanis

Filmmaker David Perlov was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1930 and passed away in Tel Aviv in 2003. In 1957, he made his first short film, Old Aunt China, an animation based on sarcastic drawings and texts made by a fourteen-year-old girl who lived in Lyon at the end of the nineteenth century. Perlov had found them in the attic of a house in Paris where he lived at the time. In 1958, Perlov immigrated to Israel to settle in the Kibbutz Bror Hayil.

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In Search of Ladino

by David Perlov

David Perlov, In Search of Ladino, 1981, Israel, 60 min.

European premiere with Yael Perlov


David Perlov (1930–2003)

When Israeli filmmaker David Perlov died, he left behind dozens of Hefte (notebooks), filled with epigrams, texts for films, biographical notes, images interwoven with texts, and texts with images. Yet…