Rabin, the Last Day
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    Rabin, the Last Day

    Directed by

    Israel

    2015

    153 min

    • English

    Documentary

    Toronto IFFKarlovy Vary IFF

    For many Israelis, the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 marked a grim turning point for their country. In the words of the commission set up to investigate the murder, "Israeli society [would] never be the same again. As a democracy, political assassination was not part of our culture." In the eyes of even more people, the murder ended all hope for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process through the Oslo Accords and altered the course of history. But, as Amos Gitaï sets out to prove in his brave and provocative new film, Rabin's assassination was not just the act of one fanatic; it was the culmination of a hate campaign that emanated from the rabbis and public figures of Israel's far right.

    Awards

    • Special Mention (ARRI/OSRAM Award) - Filmfest München

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Amos Gitai
    Marie-Jose Sanselme
    Cinematography
    Eric Gautier
    Editing
    Yuval Orr
    Music
    Amit Poznansky
    Sales
    INDIE SALES
    Production
    AGAV FILMS

    Press

    An earnest, forensic examination into the slaying of the Israeli Prime Minister.

    John Bleasdale, Cine Vue

    Long but enlightening.

    Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

    With the portrait of a courageous man who fought for his convictions and lost his life trying to give peace a chance the film sends a powerful message that does not only concern the Middle East - but us all.

    Filmfest München Jury

    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