The daring, intelligently devised drama sets the story of one family’s loss into the larger mosaic of Israeli history and culture. Both specific and universal—and marbled with humor—it boldly uses a family drama told in three sequences to tackle fate and coincidence, guilt and forgiveness, happiness and grieving, the Holocaust and the Israel Defense Forces. When something goes terribly wrong at their soldier son’s desolate army outpost, married couple Michael and Dafna struggle to cope with the news. Using the structure of a Greek tragedy, writer/director Samuel Maoz explores the gap between the things we control and those we don’t. And as in his previous film, Lebanon, he continues to investigate—in an intensive manner that combines criticism and compassion—the human dynamic created in a closed unit. Considered cinematography mirrors and comments on the characters and their struggles, bringing new visual style and insight to each piece of this three-part drama. Winner: Silver Lion, 2017, Venice; eight Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor
In competition for the FIPRESCI Award.
|Running Time:||114 minutes|
|Awards:||Academy Award Shortlist, Best Foreign Language Film; City of Athens Award - Best Director, Athens International Film Festival; Best Music, Best Film, Best Sound, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Art Direction, and Best Actor, Israeli Film Academy Awards; SIGNIS Award - Honorable Mention, Silver Lion - Grand Jury Prize, and Arca CinemaGiovani Award - Best Film, Venice International Film Festival|
|Producers:||Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Eitan Mansuri, Jonathan Doweck, Marc Baschet, Cedomir Kolar, Michel Merkt|
|Principal Cast:||Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonatan Shiray|
|Editor:||Arik Lahav Leibovich, Guy Nemesh|
|Music:||Ophir Leibovitch, Amit Poznanky|