Bashevis, a Love Story 

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The interviews with I.B. Singer's own marvelous and memorable characters, such as Yasha Mazur, Dybbuk, Pinchas Menachem and others, interwoven with real witnesses and commentators. And there is never before seen archival footage.


Daniel J. Strehlau


Credited cast:
Richard Burgin ... Self
Monika Chrzastowska Monika Chrzastowska ... Ester
Andrzej Chyra ... Yasha Mazur
Janet Hadda Janet Hadda ... Self
Irvin Kershner ... Self
Paul Mazursky ... Self
Amram Nowak Amram Nowak ... Self
Martyna Peszko Martyna Peszko ... Magda
Isaac Bashevis Singer ... Self (archive footage)
Dvorah Menashe Telushkin Dvorah Menashe Telushkin ... Self
Mieczyslaw Wiecha Mieczyslaw Wiecha ... Self
Israel Zamir Israel Zamir ... Self




"Bashevis, a love story". The idea of this feature documentary is based on the meetings and interviews with characters of I.B. Singer's books intertwined with the real witnesses, commentators of his life - Mr. Paul Mazursky, Janet Hadda (psychologist), Israel Zamir (his son in Israel), Richard Burgin (author of the book about I.B. Singer), Dvorah Menashe (last secretary). The characters are acted by actors, and they talk about the writer through filtered stories described by him in his books. Written by Daniel J Strehlau

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Despite great interest from diverse sources in the hybrid feature documentary Bashevis, A Love Story, based on the life of Isaac Bashevis Singer, the film remains unfinished. Production was initiated in 2008 with an 18% grant of the film's total budget from the Polish Film Institute (PFI) which was only partially fulfilled, and a 16% investment from the film's producer & director, Daniel Strehlau. The financial report of the PFI subsidy was accepted by the PFI accountant. The result of the budget shortfall was that production of Bashevis, A Love Story was halted in 2011. The current status of the film is an 85-minute draft. The production staff and fans of Bashevis Singer worldwide are hopeful that investors will be found to finish this film about a remarkable storyteller and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. See more »


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Yiddish | English | Polish

Filming Locations:

USA See more »


Box Office


$1,900,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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