The Italy-Israel association of Cuneo organizes a film festival with three weekly screenings.
It begins on Wednesday 11 May with “To dream is to live”, the adaptation of the novel by Amos Oz “A story of love and darkness” signed by Natalie Portman in his first test as a director. The film is based on the life of the writer, who grew up in Jerusalem in the years preceding Israel’s independence, telling the story of the Klausner family who moved to Palestine from Europe to escape persecution.
Wednesday 18 will then be the turn of “An appointment for the bride” by Rama Burshtein. Michal, an Orthodox Jew in her thirties, is left by her betrothed three weeks after her wedding. But she decides not to cancel the elaborate preparations for the ceremony, but instead find a man to marry in exactly 22 days.
The review ends on Wednesday 25 May with the comedy “Tutti pazzi a Tel Aviv”, by Palestinian director Sameh Zoabi. Awarded at the Venice Film Festival in 2018, he tells the story of Salam, a thirty-year-old who lives in Jerusalem and works in Ramallah. He was recently hired by an uncle as an intern on the set of a popular Palestinian soap opera, Tel Aviv on Fire. Every day, to reach the television studio, he must pass through the rigid Israeli checkpoint, guarded by Commander Assi’s military squad. Since Assi’s wife is a huge fan of the television series – and Salam has passed himself off as a screenwriter – Assi demands to get personally involved in writing the script.
All appointments are free, subject to availability. The screenings will be held at 9 pm at the “Davide Cavaglion” meeting center, in Cuneo, at the synagogue in the Mondovì district.
The dates of the event:
Meeting Center, 9 pm