A film based on Amos Oz’s memories of growing up in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood with his parents; his the academic father, Arieh, and his dreamy, imaginative mother, Fania. They were one of many Jewish families who moved to Palestine from Europe during the 1930s and 1940s to escape persecution. Arieh was cautiously hopeful for the future. But Fania wanted much more. The terror of the war and the running had been followed by the tedium of everyday life, which weighed heavily on Fania’s spirit. Unhappy in her marriage and intellectually stifled, to cheer herself, and to entertain 10-year-old Amos, she would make up stories of adventures, treks across the desert. Amos was enraptured while she read him poetry and explained to him about words and language in a way that would influence his writing his entire life. When the independence didn’t bring with it the renewed sense of life that Fania had hoped for, she slips into solitude and sadness. Unable to help her, Amos must say good-bye before he is ready. As he witnesses the birth of a nation, he must come to terms with his own new beginning.
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||August 19th, 2016 (Limited) by Focus World|
||September 6th, 2016 (Wide) (South Korea)
June 9th, 2017 (Wide), released as Sognare è vivere (Italy)
||December 20th, 2016 by Focus Features|
||PG-13 for thematic content and some disturbing violent images.|
(Rating bulletin 2425 (Cert #50356), 5/18/2016)
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|Production Method:||Live Action|
||Movie Plus, Ram Bergman Productions, Keshet, Avi Chai, Israel Film Fund, Pais , Yehoshua Rabinovich Tel-Aviv Foundation for the Arts, Leon Recanati Foundation, Cultural Administration, Israel Ministry of Culture and Sport, Israel Film Council, Jerusalem Film and Television Fund, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund|
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August 24th, 2016
Natalie Portman’s feature-length directorial debut, A Tale of Love and Darkness, was the only film in the $10,000 club earning an average of $18,585 in two theaters.
August 21st, 2016
Three even-matched debutants proved to be no match for the incumbents at the box office this weekend, with Suicide Squad taking a third straight victory at the box office with $20.71 million, according to Warner Bros.’ Sunday morning projection. Sausage Party stays in second with $15.3 million, and that leaves the new entrants in 3rd, 4th and 5th. This was a weekend where diversity isn’t the problem, but novelty is.
August 19th, 2016
There are a number of interesting limited releases on this week’s list, including Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World, Morris from America, Imperium, and Closet Monster. Unfortunately, while all of them are earning good reviews, none of them are likely to be hits in theaters.
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