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US Premiere

A Tale of Love and Darkness

Directed by Natalie Portman

Israel-US | 95 minutes | 2015

Hebrew with English subtitles

Academy Award-winner Natalie Portman stars in this extraordinary adaptation of Amos Oz’s celebrated memoir set during the birth of Israel. A powerful saga unlike any other, A Tale of Love and Darkness is Oz’s love letter to his mother (Natalie Portman), who struggles with post-war realities while raising her son in Jerusalem at the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. Dealing with a married life of unfulfilled promises and integration in a foreign land, she battles depression and can only escape in a world of daydreams. Tragic, comic, and utterly honest, A Tale of Love and Darkness is an affectionate portrait that presents an astonishing visual aesthetic infusing every frame, making it a wondrous rendition of Oz’s compelling life story.

Foreign Title Sipour al ahava va'khoshekh
Director Natalie Portman
Countries of Production Israel-US
Year of Presentation 2015
Language(s) Hebrew with English subtitles
Premiere Status US Premiere
Runtime 95 minutes
Principal Cast Natalie Portman, Gilad Kahana, Amir Tessler

Nominated for the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival

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