A “tender and intimate” film that marked Natalie Portman’s debut as director and that tomorrow evening (and not tonight as reported in today’s print version, we apologize to the readers) at 9 pm, opens the cycle of screenings dedicated to Israeli cinematography organized by the Italy – Israel association of Cuneo. The debut of the famous actress in the triple role of interpreter, co-author of the screenplay and filmmaker is “To dream is to live”, the childhood story of Amos Oz, one of the most important Israeli writers.
The film that was born from the adaptation of Oz’s autobiography “A story of love and darkness”, keeps the delicacy of the author’s writing on the screen, without however hiding dramatic elements, internal to his family, or the environment in which the child lives in a particular moment in the history of the nascent Jewish state, 1947.
The review will continue on Wednesday 18 May with an ironic and nonconformist film: “An appointment for the bride” by Rama Burshtein, and will end with “Tutti pazzi a Tel Aviv” by Zameh Zoabi, a film that represents the Israeli society with its components, Jewish and Palestinian, on the 26th. The screenings are held in the room of the Davide Cavaglion library, adjacent to the synagogue of Contrada Mondovì. Admission is free.