The film’s narrative — no matter how much she told liberal outlets otherwise — was undeniably Zionist.
While making the film “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” Natalie Portman had to put her palm in front of her mouth, repeat Hebrew words and feel how the air hit her skin.
For her directorial debut, Natalie Portman has adapted Amos Oz’s “A Tale of Love and Darkness.” The result is a labor of love and, for the audience, sometimes a labor of patience.
Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman made her directorial debut with a film sympathetic to the Holocaust-haunted refugees who founded her native Israel, but she bristles at the idea that the portrayal might be patriotic.
Natalie Portman said she had lots of support while directing her first film, about the childhood of Israeli intellectual Amos Oz, shown in Cannes.
Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman will direct her first feature film based on “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” a memoir by Israeli novelist Amos Oz, the author said on Wednesday.
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In celebration of Jewish Book Month, The Arty Semite is partnering with the Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA) and the Jewish Book Council to present “30 Days, 30 Texts,” a series of reflections by community leaders on the books that influenced their Jewish journeys. Today, Elise Bernhardt writes about “A Tale of Love and Darkness” by Amos Oz.