Sunday | November 10 | 3:00 pm

Screening at the ArcLight Cinemas in The Glen, Glenview.

Documentary. 110 min.
In Hebrew with English subtitles


Shai K. is the untold story of Shaike Ophir, one of the greatest Israeli actors of all time. Known as the “Israeli Charlie Chaplin”, Ophir worked with Alfred Hitchcock and Marcel Marceau, and became a superstar in Israel. Yet few people really knew the man behind the thousand faces. Shai K. is the tale of a tragicomic clown, a man who wanted more than anything to make people laugh and to be loved, for which he paid a high personal price. The documentary recounts Shaike’s extraordinary story through the women in his life and the people he worked with, interwoven with rare archival footage to create a fascinating personal and psychological portrait of a man who became an icon.

Director:  Ari Davidovich


To see Shaike’s best work, we recommend staying for the screening of The Policeman (1971), immediately following Shai K. on Sunday, November 10 at 5:15 p.m. at the ArcLight Cinemas in The Glen, Glenview.

Shai K.