“Ushpizin” , la película que anticipó el éxito de «Shtisel»

ushpizin-la-pelicula- precursora-que-anticipo-el-exito-de-shtisel
ushpizin-la-pelicula- precursora-que-anticipo-el-exito-de-shtisel

Mucho antes de que la temática de los judíos ultraortodoxos fuera una moda global arrolladora, “Ushpizin” fue la película precursora de la serie “Shtisel”. Alcanzó en el 2004 también éxito internacional. Y un escándalo envolvería, años después, a su protagonista

Dirigida por Giddi Dar, el filme “Ushpizin” estuvo basado en una historia escrita por Shuli Rand. Él mismo también encarnaría al personaje principal, Moshe Bellanga, un judío ultraortodoxo pobre de Jerusalén en una desesperada búsqueda del etrog perfecto para Sucot.

Se trató de un personaje ideal para Rand, quien nació en el seno de una familia ortodoxa de Bnei Brak, en los alrededores de Tel Aviv, en 1962.

“Ushpizin” (una palabra de origen arameo que significa “invitados”, en este caso para Sucot) fue su primera experiencia importante como actor de cine. La apuesta no podía haber salido mejor; La película fue nominada para varios premios Ophir, los “Oscar israelíes” y fue distribuida a nivel mundial.

Se cuenta que, para participar del proyecto, Shuli puso dos condiciones a los productores. Una que su esposa en la vida real (Michal Batsheva Rand) interpretara a su mujer en la ficción. La otra  es que el filme no fuera exhibido en los cines durante el Shabat, al menos en las salas de Israel.

Al igual que “Shtisel”, el filme de Dar fue rodado en locaciones en Jerusalén, incluso en algunas zonas de población ortodoxa, notoriamente reacias a la presencia de cámaras. (El mismo obstáculo debieron enfrentar los creadores de “Menashe”, otro antecedente de esta tendencia, en los barrios religiosos de Nueva York).

“Ushpizin” es una historia que gira alrededor de un etrog, la pobreza y las relaciones familiares y con el pasado

En la historia de “Ushpizin”, Moshe debe enfrentar la decepción de no poder contar con un bello etrog -la fruta parecida al limón que, por antiguas razones religiosas, y siguiendo firmes reglas estéticas, debe estar presente en Sucot- para la fiesta de los tabernáculos.

Desconsolado, se refugia en las palabras del fundador de la rama jasídica a la que pertenece, el rabino Najman de Breslev, sobre la importancia de la fe en momentos de necesidad y, finalmente, ocurre un milagro.

Moshe recibe una suma importante de dinero y, en lugar de pagar las cuentas pendientes o comprar alimentos, adquiere un hermoso etrog.

Pero todo se complica cuando a la casa de Moshe y su esposa, Malli Bellanga, arriba Eliyahu Scorpio, un delincuente de poca monta que el dueño de casa conoce de otros tiempo, muy distintos, de su vida.

Tras una serie de escenas angustiantes, “Ushpizin” cierra con un final emotivo y optimista. La carrera de Rand, en cambio, se disparó en direcciones complicadas.

Hijo del profesor Yaakov Rand, un jazán y educador que llegó a recibir el prestigioso Premio Israel, Shuli dejó la vida religiosa después de cumplir el servicio militar y a tiempo para entrar a estudiar al Nissan Nativ Acting Studio de Tel Aviv, uno de los más reconocidos del país.

La vida personal del protagonista de “Ushpizin” viene cautivando a la prensa de chismes de Israel

En 1996 volvió a la práctica más estricta del judaísmo, esta vez como parte de la rama jasídica ultraortodoxa que sigue las enseñanzas del rabino de Breslev.

Después de “Ushpizin” volvió a escribir otro guion, “Leyenda de destrucción”, sobre la revuelta judía contra los romanos que terminó en la destrucción del Templo de Jerusalén y que fue dirigida también por Dar.

Antes trabajó en… “Shtisel”. Sí, en la tercera temporada, Rand es quien personifica al rabino Soloveitchik, el mentor jasídico de Hanina que le otorga al esposo de Ruhami el permiso para el procedimiento de subrogación de embarazo.

Para ese entonces, Shuli ya había alcanzado la categoría de celebridad en Israel. Un estatus que lo llevó a las páginas de rumores del espectáculo en medios laicos y religiosos.

¿La razón? Su casamiento con la actriz y presentadora televisiva Tzufit Grant. La noticia no debería llamar demasiado la atención, si no fuera por el hecho de que Rand es ultraortodoxo y Grant es laica y mundana.

La boda fue un suceso a nivel nacional en noviembre del 2021. A la ceremonia acudieron varios de los artistas más famosos del país, entre ellos los actores y músicos Orna Banai, Amir Benayoun y Shlomi Shaban.

“Nada en la vida del actor israelí Shuli Rand ha sido simple y sus dramas personales se han desarrollado en público, rivalizando con cualquier cosa que se haya visto en sus películas”, comentó en aquel momento el Jerusalem Post.

Leer más: Los rabinos comienzan a brindar supervisiones kosher fuera de su ciudad
Michal entabló una demanda de 2,5 millones de shekels contra Shuli Rand

Por medio de un áspero divorcio, atrás había quedado su esposa anterior, Michal, aquella que había actuado en “Ushpizin” por exigencia de Rand. Fue una historia que hizo las delicias de los reporteros de chismes de Israel.

Michal, quien también se había convertido en ultraortodoxa de adulta, acusó a Shuli de abandonarla “para perseguir a otras mujeres y de no mantener a sus siete hijos”, señaló Hannah Brown en el artículo del diario de Jerusalén.

También le entabló una demanda por 2,5 millones de shekel (unos 800.000 dólares) y se negó a aceptar el divorcio, que en Israel debe pasar por los tribunales religiosos.

Quizás apoyado en su condición de “celebrity”, Shuli obtuvo una exención extraordinaria firmada por 100 rabinos. Esto le permitió volver a casarse pero generó indignación en una amplia porción del público israelí.

Una historia que, si Rand se anima a convertirla en guion, sin duda encontrará productores listos para rodarla. Se convertiría en un nuevo éxito de la televisión de Israel en Netflix.

Israel Económico

123 COMENTARIOS

  1. I?¦ve learn several excellent stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how so much attempt you place to make the sort of excellent informative web site.

  2. Do you have a spam issue on this site; I also am a blogger, and I was wanting to know your situation; we have developed some nice procedures and we are looking to trade techniques with other folks, be sure to shoot me an email if interested.

  3. Good day! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site? I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be great if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  4. I simply could not depart your web site before suggesting that I extremely loved the standard information a person provide to your visitors? Is gonna be again regularly in order to investigate cross-check new posts.

  5. Hey very cool web site!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your web site and take the feeds also…I am happy to find a lot of useful info here in the post, we need develop more strategies in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

  6. Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!

  7. Nice post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed! Very useful info particularly the last part 🙂 I care for such information much. I was looking for this particular info for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  8. I just could not depart your web site before suggesting that I extremely enjoyed the standard info a person provide for your visitors? Is going to be back often in order to check up on new posts

  9. I don’t even know how I ended up right here, however I believed this publish used to be great. I don’t recognize who you are however certainly you are going to a famous blogger when you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!

  10. I must show my appreciation to the writer just for bailing me out of this type of matter. After scouting through the online world and getting basics which were not pleasant, I assumed my life was gone. Existing without the approaches to the difficulties you’ve fixed by means of the posting is a critical case, as well as those that would have negatively damaged my entire career if I hadn’t noticed your web site. Your own personal ability and kindness in taking care of almost everything was priceless. I am not sure what I would have done if I hadn’t come upon such a thing like this. I am able to at this moment relish my future. Thanks for your time very much for the expert and effective help. I will not think twice to refer the website to any person who should have recommendations about this topic.

  11. This blog is definitely rather handy since I’m at the moment creating an internet floral website – although I am only starting out therefore it’s really fairly small, nothing like this site. Can link to a few of the posts here as they are quite. Thanks much. Zoey Olsen

  12. When I originally commented I clicked the «Notify me when new comments are added» checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove people from that service? Many thanks!

  13. I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one nowadays..

  14. I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back in the future. Many thanks

  15. Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme of this site. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s challenging to get that «perfect balance» between superb usability and appearance. I must say you have done a superb job with this. Additionally, the blog loads super fast for me on Firefox. Excellent Blog!

  16. Nice post. I learn something more challenging on different blogs everyday. It will always be stimulating to read content from other writers and practice a little something from their store. I’d prefer to use some with the content on my blog whether you don’t mind. Natually I’ll give you a link on your web blog. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Just wish to say your article is as amazing. The clearness in your post is simply excellent and i can assume you’re an expert on this subject. Well with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the gratifying work.

  18. Howdy would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with? I’m going to start my own blog soon but I’m having a tough time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique. P.S Sorry for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

  19. Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme of this website. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s tough to get that «perfect balance» between superb usability and visual appearance. I must say you’ve done a great job with this. Also, the blog loads very fast for me on Internet explorer. Superb Blog!

  20. Have you ever thought about including a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is fundamental and all. However just imagine if you added some great images or videos to give your posts more, «pop»! Your content is excellent but with pics and video clips, this website could definitely be one of the most beneficial in its field. Very good blog!

  21. I like the valuable info you provide on your articles. I will bookmark your blog and test again here frequently. I am quite certain I will learn lots of new stuff right right here! Best of luck for the following!

  22. Pretty component of content. I simply stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to claim that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your weblog posts. Anyway I’ll be subscribing in your augment or even I achievement you get admission to consistently quickly.

  23. I¦ve been exploring for a little bit for any high quality articles or blog posts on this kind of area . Exploring in Yahoo I ultimately stumbled upon this website. Studying this information So i am glad to show that I’ve a very just right uncanny feeling I found out just what I needed. I so much certainly will make sure to don¦t put out of your mind this web site and provides it a glance on a continuing basis.

  24. Good – I should certainly pronounce, impressed with your web site. I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs and related info ended up being truly easy to do to access. I recently found what I hoped for before you know it in the least. Quite unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or something, site theme . a tones way for your customer to communicate. Excellent task..

  25. whoah this blog is excellent i love reading your articles. Keep up the good work! You recognize, lots of individuals are looking round for this information, you could help them greatly.

  26. After study a number of of the blog posts on your web site now, and I really like your manner of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark web site listing and might be checking again soon. Pls try my site as effectively and let me know what you think.

  27. you’re really a good webmaster. The site loading pace is incredible. It kind of feels that you’re doing any distinctive trick. Also, The contents are masterwork. you have performed a wonderful activity on this matter!

  28. It is actually a nice and helpful piece of info. I’m happy that you simply shared this useful info with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

  29. Thanks for any other informative blog. The place else may just I am getting that kind of information written in such an ideal approach? I’ve a venture that I am simply now operating on, and I have been on the glance out for such information.

  30. I’ve been exploring for a little for any high quality articles or weblog posts on this kind of house . Exploring in Yahoo I eventually stumbled upon this site. Studying this information So i am happy to express that I have an incredibly excellent uncanny feeling I came upon exactly what I needed. I such a lot no doubt will make certain to do not disregard this site and give it a look regularly.

  31. Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!

  32. Good post. I be taught something more challenging on completely different blogs everyday. It is going to all the time be stimulating to read content from different writers and apply a bit one thing from their store. I’d choose to make use of some with the content on my weblog whether you don’t mind. Natually I’ll give you a hyperlink in your net blog. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Hi, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam remarks? If so how do you stop it, any plugin or anything you can recommend? I get so much lately it’s driving me insane so any help is very much appreciated.

  34. Hi my friend! I want to say that this article is awesome, great written and include approximately all important infos. I?¦d like to look extra posts like this .

  35. Thank you, I’ve recently been searching for information about this subject for ages and yours is the best I’ve discovered so far. But, what about the bottom line? Are you sure about the source?

  36. I’ve been browsing on-line greater than three hours these days, but I never discovered any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made good content material as you did, the net can be a lot more useful than ever before.

  37. I cling on to listening to the news lecture about getting boundless online grant applications so I have been looking around for the finest site to get one. Could you tell me please, where could i acquire some?

  38. magnificent publish, very informative. I’m wondering why the opposite experts of this sector do not realize this. You should proceed your writing. I’m sure, you’ve a huge readers’ base already!

  39. Great ?V I should definitely pronounce, impressed with your site. I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs and related information ended up being truly easy to do to access. I recently found what I hoped for before you know it at all. Reasonably unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or anything, website theme . a tones way for your customer to communicate. Nice task..

  40. I would like to thnkx for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I am hoping the same high-grade blog post from you in the upcoming as well. In fact your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own blog now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings quickly. Your write up is a good example of it.

  41. It is the best time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you few interesting things or suggestions. Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article. I wish to read even more things about it!

  42. Hi! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to look it over. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Superb blog and brilliant design and style.

  43. A powerful share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing just a little evaluation on this. And he the truth is purchased me breakfast as a result of I discovered it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the deal with! However yeah Thnkx for spending the time to debate this, I feel strongly about it and love reading extra on this topic. If doable, as you turn into expertise, would you mind updating your weblog with more details? It’s highly useful for me. Massive thumb up for this weblog put up!

  44. Hi there, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam feedback? If so how do you prevent it, any plugin or anything you can suggest? I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any help is very much appreciated.

  45. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful info. Thanks for the post. I will definitely comeback.

  46. certainly like your web-site however you have to take a look at the spelling on quite a few of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling problems and I to find it very bothersome to inform the reality however I’ll surely come again again.

  47. I’ve been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this blog. Thanks , I¦ll try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your site?

  48. The root of your writing whilst appearing agreeable at first, did not really work very well with me after some time. Someplace within the paragraphs you actually managed to make me a believer but only for a short while. I nevertheless have got a problem with your leaps in logic and one might do nicely to help fill in all those gaps. When you can accomplish that, I will definitely be amazed.

  49. Hello very cool blog!! Guy .. Excellent .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds additionally…I’m happy to search out a lot of helpful info here in the put up, we need work out extra techniques in this regard, thank you for sharing. . . . . .

  50. With almost everything which appears to be building inside this particular subject matter, all your opinions are quite refreshing. Even so, I appologize, but I can not give credence to your whole strategy, all be it radical none the less. It seems to everybody that your commentary are not completely justified and in simple fact you are generally your self not completely confident of your point. In any case I did appreciate examining it.

  51. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You clearly know what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your weblog when you could be giving us something informative to read?

  52. Good write-up, I?¦m normal visitor of one?¦s website, maintain up the nice operate, and It is going to be a regular visitor for a lengthy time.

  53. Hello there, I discovered your website by the use of Google even as looking for a comparable subject, your website got here up, it appears great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

  54. I like what you guys are up also. Such intelligent work and reporting! Keep up the superb works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it’ll improve the value of my website :).

DEJAR UN COMENTARIO

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here