A Letter to a Friend in Gaza

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    A Letter to a Friend in Gaza

    Directed by

    Israel

    2018

    34 min

    • French
    • German
    • Arabic
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Yiddish

    Drama

    As you prepare your breakfast, think of others (do not forget the pigeon’s food). As you conduct you cars, think of others (do not forget those who seek peace). As you pay your water bill, think of others (those who are nursed by clouds). As you return home, to your home, think of others (do not forget the people of the camps). As you sleep and count the stars, think of others (those who have nowhere to sleep). As you liberate yourself in metaphor, think of others (those who have lost the right to speak). As you think of others far away, think of yourself (Say: “If only I were a candle in the dark”). Mahmoud Darwish, Think of others

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Makram Khoury
    Clara Khoury
    Hilla Vidor
    Amos Gitai
    Screenplay
    Amos Gitai
    Makram Khoury
    Cinematography
    Oded Kirma
    Editing
    Yuval Orr
    Music
    Alex Claude
    Production
    AGAV FILMS
    Amos Gitai

    Amos Gitai

    Israel

    The work of Amos Gitai spans 41 years and includes over 80 films. While his output and longevity are striking, most impressive is the diversity of his body of work – video productions, theatre pieces, and books. However, his diversity is kept balanced by an overarching coherence. Over the years, Amos Gitai has ceaselessly examined and reexamined the fundamental elements that link his works; overlapping them, mirroring them, and finding different ways – physical and imaginary – to enquire into the territories and questions his work addresses. He was born in Israel to a Bauhaus architect, Munio Weinraub, and an intellectual, Efratia Gitai, a secular teacher of Biblical texts. As a young soldier sent to the theatre of war in Golan in 1973 and confronted with the growing strength of the Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation, Amos Gitai experienced decisive moments personally. Other experiences included his training and first vocation as an architect, whose influence is ever-present in his films. Amos Gitai resides in Haifa and Paris. He is one of the most respected filmmaker on the international scene and through his work constantly explores new narrative and stylistic methods while keeping a close relationship to contemporary reality, even when his scripts take detours into the mythical past.

    His film WEST OF THE JORDAN RIVER was selected as a part of the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes 2017.

    Selected Filmography