Sobre o filme

The film revolves around a journey to Palestine undertaken by two women, the expressionist German poet Else Lasker-Schüller and Mania Shohat, a Zionist pioneer from Russia, whose fates interlock in the realms of their dreams about Jerusalem turned into reality. Images from Berlin’s cafés are juxtaposed with scenes of the dry barren mountains around Jerusalem leading to a reflection on the loss of utopias, and the struggles and disillusions behind every quest. Based on the biographies of these two real-life characters, Gitai’s screenplay strips the figure of Israel’s pioneers from their heroic aura by depicting them as ordinary human beings, susceptible to basic emotions such as fear and doubt. Winner of the 1989 Venice Festival Critics’ Award.


Ano: 1989

Classificação: 14 years

Duração: 89 min

Gênero: Fiction

País: France, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, United Kingdom

Tags: France, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, homage, Palestine, awarded films, Berlin, Jerusalem

Cor: cor


Roteiro: Amos Gitai, Gudie Lawaetz

Fotografia: Henri Alekan, Nurith Aviv

Montagem: Luc Barnier

Elenco: Lisa Kreuzer, Rivka Neuman, Markus Stockhausen, Benjamin Levi, Vernon Dobtcheff

Produtor: Amos Gitai, Ilan Moscovitch

Produção: Agav Films, Channel Four, La Sept, Nova Films, Rai2, Orthel Films, NOS

Música: Markus Stockhausen