Carmel

Directed by Amos Gitai

Year: 2010
Running Time: 95
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: Middle East, Israel, France
Language: Hebrew, French and Arabic with English subtitles
Genres: Documentary
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Carmel

Cast
Keren Mor
Assi Dayan
Amos Lavi
Ben Gitai
Efratia Gitai
Ben Eidel
Amitai Ashkenazi

Crew
Editor Jeanne Moreau
Directed by Amos Gitai


Featuring narration by Jeanne Moreau.

From Israel's most important filmaker, CARMEL is Amos Gitai's (KADOSH, KIPPUR) deeply personal and resonant meditation on Jewish and Israeli identity.

Using both fiction and documentary techniques, Gitai links his family history to ancient history. Through exquisitely composed long takes, he re-enacts the Jewish-Roman wars that began in 66 A.D., and contrasts them to the young soldiers enlisting in Israel's army today, including his own son, making the film "a passionate expression of Mr. Gitai's anguish at living in a country in a continual state of war" (NY Times). The cycles of violence are never-ending, but so are the bonds of family. Gitai's wife Rivka reads letters from his mother, linking generations of Jews and Israelis within the warm embrace of memory.

With narration by Jeanne Moreau (JULES AND JIM) and "abstractly beautiful" (NY Post) cinematography by Stefano Falivene, Gitai's "gentle touch and free associative honesty," (Box Office Magazine) has created a rich and timely document on what it means to be Jewish today.

Reviews

"An impressionistic family chronicle with a tender heart... a cinematic poem..." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times



Awards

  • Official Selection Cannes Film Festival

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