Arik Einstein: A Standard Love Song

Avida Livny, Assaf Amir, Yoav Kutner

Documentary Series, 6 Episodes - 45 Minutes each, 2017

"“Standard Love Song” portrays a wonderful and detailed picture of Arik’s great achievements. In-depth research and quality materials present us, accessible and touching, the whole of Arik and his work."
Nadav Menuhin
Walla
“A pleasure for those who grew up on his music… The series provides relief for the yearnings through abundance of interviews and fascinating archive materials”
Ziv Hamerlih Shadar
Mako

Docaviv 2017

SYNOPSIS

A musical biography of one of the most influential and iconic figures in the history of Israeli culture.

“A Standard Love Song” is a musical biography of Arik Einstein, the artist whose voice was an anchor of Israeli culture, and whose story is the story of Tel Aviv and of Israel and Israelis: dreamers, warriors, artists and lovers.

During five decades of artistic breakthroughs, as evident in his 30 albums, Einstein was always an enthusiastic collaborating artist. He discovered young, mostly unknown musicians, adopted them, created revolutions with them, and steered them towards glorious careers. And it always almost began with a surprising phone call from Israel’s greatest singer and the offer: “Let’s make some music together…”

Stills

DIRECTOR

Avida Livny

CREW

  • Avida Livny, Assaf Amir, Yoav Kutner  – Creators
  • Avida Livny – Director
  • Assaf Amir – Producer
  • Yoav Kutner – Content Editor
  • Tammy Cohen – Co-Producer
  • Tamar Kay, Jonathan Amir – Editors
  • David Zarif – Director of Photography
  • Jonathan Avrahami – Researcher
  • Nir Alon – Sound Recording
  • Aviv Aldema – Sound Design

Participants

  • Shlomo Vishinski
  • Yaron London
  • Alon Galili
  • Yossi Frost
  • Chaim Topol
  • Rivka Michaeli
  • Dina Doronne
  • Ayana Eilon
  • Israel Gurion
  • Josie Katz
  • Ralph Murphy
  • Shalom Hanoch
  • Shmulik (Shmelick) Burstein
  • Boaz Davidzon
  • Yehudit Sola
  • Tzvi Shisel
  • Yanka’le Rotblit
  • David Tartakover
  • Miki Gavrielov
  • Robb Huxley
  • Dori Ben Zeev
  • Yitzhak Klepter
  • Shem Tov Levi
  • Ariel Hirschfeld
  • Yoni Rechter
  • Meir Israel
  • Mordy Ferber
  • Jacob Moreno
  • Moni Moshonov
  • Beri Sacharoff
  • Peter Roth
  • Guy Bukati

FUNDING & SUPPORT