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MY SWEET CANARY
by Roy Sher
Roza Eskenazi sang songs and lived life with passion, fire and love. This is the story of three young musicians from Greece, Turkey and Israel that embark on an exciting musical journey, to reveal for the first time, the story of the first and most famous Greek Rebetiko singer. From Istanbul to Thessaloniki and Athens, through her life and music, we will introduce a world that has once existed and its traces today.
Israel, Greece, France
English, Greek, Turkish, Hebrew, Ladino
Director: Roy Sher
Cinematography: Daniel Bar
Editing: Avishay John
Sound: Ronen Nagel
Production: Sher Film and Music Productions
Producer: Roy Sher
Co-production: IBA, ARTE, ERT SA, TAU
Executive Producers: Philippa Kowarsky, Elpida Markianidou, Assaf Mor
DIRECTOR - ROY SHER
Roy Sher is a producer and director of fiction and documentaries films. Born in 1977 in the city of Haifa, Israel, Roy studied at the Tel Aviv University film and TV department, where he directed a number of short fiction and documentary films.
Roy is now based in the Mediterranean city of Haifa, where he produced and directed the award wining short fiction film ‘MAZAL’, starring the acclaimed actress (winner of the best actress award at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival), Hana Laszlo. ‘Mazal’ won 5 international awards for best short film and has participated in over 40 international film festivals.
Roy Sher is a member of the Israeli Director’s union and the Israeli Documentary Filmmakers’ Forum. The film ‘My Sweet Canary’ is his debut feature film.
THESSALONIKI 2011 - OPENING FILM〡JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL 2011〡LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL 2011〡WOMEX 2011〡DOCUMENTARIST ISTANBUL 2011〡CINEDOC 2011
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