Many of this year’s Oscar nominees are Jewish. Jenny Singer found them all.
Jews spent millennia debating the subtlest nuances of their sacred texts, a behavior that has now evolved into heated, dining room arguments.
Gitai’s obsession with Rabin’s assassination reflects the sentiment that the Prime Minister’s death marked the end of any hope of peace.
The 2017 Lincoln Center Festival will feature a theatrical adaptation of David Grossman’s 2008 novel “To The End of the Land” and filmmaker Amos Gitai’s play “Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination.”
Amos Gitai’s ‘Ana Arabia,’ shot in one take, was a big hit at the Venice Film Festival. After 50 years, the grand old man of Israeli cinema is still politically and artistically provocative.
Perhaps the brainiest current romance novelist is the French Jewish writer Éliette Abécassis, born in 1969 in Strasbourg to an Orthodox Sephardic family. Her father, Armand Abécassis, is an historian of Jewish spirituality and prolific author himself. Éliette Abécassis teaches philosophy at the University of Caen and also writes middle-brow, accessible fiction about the storm and stress of being an Orthodox Jewish woman today.
Crossposted from Haaretz
Opening this year’s ongoing Avignon Festival in southeastern France, “The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness” is a production inspired by Josephus’s “War of the Jews,” conceived and staged by Israeli director Amos Gitai. Gitai’s uncompromising films include “Kadosh” (1999), “Kippur” (2000), “Alila” (2003) and “Free Zone “(2005).