may, 2022

sun29may(may 29)12:00 amsun12jun(jun 12)11:50 pmImage of VictoryPart of the 2022 Summer SeriesEvent Type:Collection of films,Virtual screeningGenre:DramaLanguage:Arabic,Hebrew,Spanish,with English subtitlesSubjects:History,Israel,Women's StoriesGeographic information:Viewable in Central Texas only

Event Details

Nominated for 15 Ophir Awards including Best Film, Avi Nesher’s exhilarating anti-war epic revisits Israel’s 1948 War of Independence and a doomed firefight with the Egyptian army, told from both sides of the conflict. An ignominious defeat for Israel, the Battle of Nitzanim pitted residents of a southern seaside kibbutz against crushing Egyptian forces. The calamitous encounter focuses on two real figures: an idealistic filmmaker from Cairo (Amir Khoury), and the impetuous heroine (Joy Rieger), a kibbutznik radio operator. Filmed in the Negev between COVID shutdowns, this stirring Best Cinematography winner features stunning visuals and audacious storytelling fusing drama, romance and history, while conveying the true human toll of war.

Run Time: 128 minutes

Director: Avi Nesher

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