A tale of love and darkness

A tale of love and darkness

Category: Main Competition, Narrative Feature.

Age limitations : 12+

Natalie Portman

A tale of love and darkness(2015)

Country: Israel

Duration: 95 min

Director: Natalie Portman

Genre: Drama, Biography, History
Screenplay: Amos Oz, Natalie Portman
Producers: Ram Bergman, David Mandil, Natalie Portman
Operator: Slawomir Idzyak
Composer: Nicholas Britell
Artist: Arad Savate
Editor: Andrew Mondsheyn, Herve Shnayd
Cast:  Natalie Portman, Shira Haas, Makram Khoury, Neta Riskin

Category: Main Competition, Narrative Feature

Age limitations : 12+


Oz chronicles his childhood in Jerusalem at the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel, and his teenage years on Kibbutz Hulda. As a child, he crossed paths with prominent figures in Israeli society, among them Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Shaul Tchernichovsky, and David Ben-Gurion. One of his teachers was the Israeli poet Zelda. Joseph Klausner was his great-uncle. Told in a non-linear fashion, Oz's story is interwoven with tales of his family's Eastern European roots. The family's name was Klausner. By changing the name to a Hebrew one, Oz rebelled against that European background while affirming loyalty to the land of his birth.

Rewards and nominations

  • Cannes Film Festival, France, 2015 - Nominated: Golden Camera,Palme d'Or
  • Cinema for Peace Awards, Germany, 2016 - Nominated: Most Valuable Movie of the Year