A Tale of Love and Darkness


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WRITTEN, DIRECTED BY AND STARRING NATALIE PORTMAN A Tale of Love and Darkness is based on Amos Oz's memories of growing up in Jerusalem before the establishment of the State of Israel.


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A Tale of Love and Darkness

(Israel/USA, 2015, 98 min, Hebrew, English subtitles, Cast: Natalie Portman, Gilad Kahana,                   Amir Tessler).

WRITTEN, DIRECTED BY AND STARRING NATALIE PORTMAN

Based on Amos Oz's international best-seller, A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS.

A Tale of Love and Darkness is based on Amos Oz's memories of growing up in Jerusalem before the establishment of the State of Israel.  His family, one of many who immigrated to Palestine to escape European persecution, consisted of his academic father, Arieh and his dreamy, imaginative mother, Fania.

Arieh was cautiously hopeful about the future but Fania was not satisfied. The terror of the war and anxiety concerning immigration was followed by the tedium of everyday life which weighed heavily       on Fania's spirit. Unhappy in her marriage and intellectually stifled, Fania cheered herself up and entertained 10 year old Amos by making up stories of adventurous treks across the desert. Amos      was enraptured when Fania read him poetry and explained words and language in a way which influenced him all his life.  

When Independence didn't bring with it the renewed sense of life that Fania had hoped for, she slipped  in solitude and sadness. Unable to help her, Amos had to say good-bye to her before he was ready.      As he witnessed the birth of a nation he had to come to terms with his own new beginning.

FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS

• Cannes Film Festival 2015

• TIFF 2015

• Prague IFF 2016

•  NY JFF 2016

•  San Francisco JFF 2016

•  Miami JFF 2016

•  Washington JFF 2016

•  Philadelphia Israeli FF 2016

•  Charlotte JFF 2016

•  Seattle JFF 2016

•  Boston JFF 2016

•  Pioneer Valley JFF 2016

•  Santa Barbara JFF 2016

•  NJ JFF 2016

•  Athens JFF 2016

•  Madison Israeli FF 2016

•  Charlotte JFF 2016

•  Pittsburgh JFF 2016

•  Seattle JFF 2016

•  Rochester JFF 2016

•  Washington JFF 2016

•  Dallas IFF 2016

•  Florida State University IFF 2016

•  Nashville IFF 2016

•  Wesleyan University JFF 2017

•  Axelrod Pac JFF, NJ 2016

•  Brown University JFF 2016

•  Suffolk JFF 2016

•  Moscow JFF 2016

•  Seattle JFF 2016

•  Silicon Valley JFF 2016

•  Suffolk JFF 2016

•  The Hampton Synagogue JFF 2016

•  Barcelona JFF 2016

•  Cleveland JFF 2016

•  Austin JFF 2016

•  Houston JFF 2016

•  Molodist JFF 2016

•  Moscow JFF 2016

•  Denver JFF 2016

•  Rutgers JFF 2016

•  Columbus JFF 2016

•  Greater Orange County JFF 2016

•  St. Petersburg JFF 2016

•  Yekaterinburg JFF 2016

•  Phoenix JFF 2017

 * The film is not offered to: USA, Australia/New Zealand, Benelux, Canada, China, Former Yugoslavia, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Korea, Middle East, Pan Latin America, Brazil, Philippines Poland, Portugal, Scandinavia, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.