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Directed by Ady Walter

Ukraine, 2023



109 Minutes 


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.




WINNER - Audience Award | Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival 2023

WINNER - Gratitude Award | Centre Film Festival 2023

WINNER - Emerging Filmmaker Jury Prize (Ady Walter) | Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2023


WINNER - Honorable Mention | Cleveland International Film Festival 2023

WINNER - Best Feature Film | Berlin Jewish Film Festival 2023

WINNER - Audience Award | Rome Film Festival 2023

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