Palm Beach County Premiere
Drama, Thriller | Israel (2019) | 123 minutes | Hebrew with English Subtitles
Saturday, March 21, 7:00 pm at Cinemark Palace 20, Boca Raton
Sponsors: Lynn Garson, Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Sandra Zahn-Oreck
Thursday, March 26, 7:00 pm at Movies of Delray
Sponsors: Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County
This rigorous psychological thriller by American-Israeli director Yaron Zilberman (A Late Quartet) depicts the lead-up to the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin through the worldview of his assassin, Yigal Amir. In September of 1993, after decades of violence, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin announces the beginning of an era of peace between Israel and Palestine. The stalwart law student and Orthodox Jew Yigal Amir is outraged. As the peace negotiations become more and more concrete, overheated speeches among the opponents of Rabin become increasingly charged – and a fatal radicalisation takes its course. Israeli-American director Yaron Zilberman dramatizes the lead-up to the disastrous Rabin assassination from the perspective of the perpetrator, and blends a precise social study with original archive footage to create an atmospherically dense, and, unfortunately, still very topical, thriller.
DIRECTOR: Yaron Zilberman | STARRING: Yehuda Nahari Halevi, Amitay Yaish Ben Ousilio, Anat Ravnitzki | AWARDS: Winner of 2 OPHIRs including Best Picture from the Israeli Film Academy 2019 and nominated for 8 others – Israel’s submission to the OSCARS