From humble origins in Whitechapel, the eccentric and ambitious 19th century lawyer Herbert Bentwich set out to establish an aristocratic Jewish dynasty, having a profound impact on British Jewish life and on the new state of Israel.
In this brilliantly wry documentary, Bentwich’s great-grandson Gur sets out to discover the truth about this much-maligned and enigmatic family. Along the way, he uncovers a remarkable story, funny and sometimes tragic, of fervent Zionists, inspired artists, and outrageously determined rebels.
Doc Aviv Festival: Official Selection
Dir: Gur Bentwich, Israel, UK, 2015, 70 mins. Subtitles.
Tickets : £7 full / £6 concession or UKJFF member.