DevarimDEVARIM is Amos Gitai's debut narrative feature and the first installment in his renowned "City Trilogy" (concluded by 1998's YOM YOM and 1999's KADOSH), a remarkable trio of films each based in one of Israel's thriving metropolises. Making full use of a decade of documentary experience, Gitai...Subscribe to to watch now
Yom YomIn spite of blood ties to both Haifa's Jewish and Arab populations, Moshe (Moshe Ivgy) leads a rootless existence. Grown weary of his impatient wife Didi (Keren Mor) and ambivalent about his needy young mistress Grisha (Natali Atiya), the only relationships Moshe doesn't complicate are with his...Subscribe to to watch now
KadoshSet in the Mea Sherim quarter of Jerusalem, an enclave of the ultra-Orthodox, KADOSH explores a hermetic world almost never seen on the screen. Here, for ten years, the pious Rivka (Yael Abecassis) has devoted herself to her husband Meir (Yoram Hattab), but their marriage remains childless....Subscribe to to watch now
KippurTaking place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War, in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. Although the story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers, the film is far from being an exercise in propaganda. We are led by Weinraub (Liron Levo) and his friend...Subscribe to to watch now
KedmaAn Official Selection at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, KEDMA is renowned Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai’s powerful drama about a group of European Jewish refugees who arrive at Palestine in the critical year of 1948. Carried on the deck of the freighter Kedma, they come ashore to find not the...Subscribe to to watch now
AlilaFor the apartment dwellers of ALILA, every action creates a ripple unknowingly felt by all. Gorgeous libertine Gabi's (Yael Abecassis, KADOSH) loud, violent trysts with her physically dominant, emotionally unavailable lover Hezi (Amos Lavie) bring down the wrath of their disgusted neighbors. Mali...Subscribe to to watch now
One Day You'll UnderstandAs the 1987 trial of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie unfolds on television, Victor Bastien (Hippolyte Girardot) reviews old family documents and finds a distressing “Aryan declaration” authored by his late father, a discovery that throws Victor’s conception of his family’s...Subscribe to to watch now
CarmelFrom Israel's most important filmmaker, CARMEL is Amos Gitai's 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...Subscribe to to watch now
- Adaptation / Literary
- Adaptation / Literary / Prose
- Comedy / Dysfunctional Family
- Drama / Costume Drama
- Drama / Docudrama
- Drama / Dramedy
- Drama / Dysfunctional Family
- Drama / Melodrama
- Drama / Portmanteau
- Drama / Religious
- Drama / Romantic Drama
- Drama / Social Realism
- International / European / French
- International / Middle Eastern / Israeli
- War / WWII
This story could not have been told better, more truthfully and more poetically than in Amos Gitai's Kedma.
heart wrenching and at times indignating. My heart s with these women who long for happiness in a world insulated by rigid rules and control, where in the name of...
The acting was on top. The flashback segment at the Universe Hotel was awkward. You wonder if the directer was suffering from the same inhibitions as his characters. You have...
A holocaust film that is very moving. About 40 years following the German occupation of France in WWII, a French businessman realizes that his mother had Jewish parents who were...