Spotlight on Amos Gitai
Israeli filmmaker and citizen of the world, Amos Gitai resides in Haifa and Paris but lives and works throughout the world. With his prolific and diversified work, he is now one of the most respected filmmakers in the international arena and he constantly explores new narrative methods and styles, always associated with contemporary reality.
July 31 | Disengagement | Directed by Amos Gitai
Ana is reunited with her estranged Israeli stepbrother, Uli, when he travels to France due to the death of their father. She decides to return to Israel to search for the daughter she gave up at birth 20 years ago. Crossing frontiers by car, train and boat, Ana and Uli are caught up in the turmoil and emotion of the military-enforced disengagement of Israeli settlers from Gaza in 2005.
Presented in cooperation with Donald and Arlene Shwayder.