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Rated PG-13 · 98 min. · 2016

Drama

Based on the memories of Amos Oz, growing up in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood with Arieh, his academic father and Fania, his dreamy, imaginative mother. They were one of many Jewish families who moved to Palestine from Europe during the 1930s and 40s to escape persecution. Arieh was cautiously hopeful for the future but Fania wanted much more. When independence didn't bring the renewed sense of life that Fania had hoped for, she slipped into solitude and sadness. Unable to help her, Amos was forced to say an untimely good-bye. As he witnessed the birth of Israel, he had to come to terms with his own new beginning.

Director: Natalie Portman
Writer: Natalie Portman and Amos Oz
Producer: Ram Bergman and David Mandil
Cast: Natalie Portman, Gilad Kahana, Amir Tessler, Makram Khoury, Shira Haas and Neta Riskin

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