“Every frame of A Tale of Love and Darkness reflects Natalie Portman’s passionate striving and her grieving heart.” – Rolling Stone
“It’s an honorable labor of love that’s surely one of the most unusual features ever made by an Oscar-winning Hollywood actress.” – Vogue
Natalie Portman makes her directorial debut with this imaginative adaptation of Amos Oz’s award winning autobiographical novel. Set amidst the turbulent birth pangs of the state of Israel, Portman plays Fania, a new immigrant who struggles to find her place in Jerusalem. Traumatised by the memory of what she and her young husband have left behind, Fania swings unpredictably between inspiring her son with tales of a far away land to retreating into a lost world.
Nominated Cannes Film Festival