Amos Gitai is one of Israel’s most celebrated filmmakers. Having entered ten films into Cannes Film Festival, and as a recipient of the Venice International Film Festival’s Golden Lion Award, Gitai has directed nearly forty films. He will appear at the 23rd UK Jewish Film Festival for a Q&A following the screening of his latest production, ‘A Tramway to Jerusalem.’
Followed by a Q&A with Amos Gitai.
Attending this event
Films screening at this event
- Amos Gitai
- Mathieu Amalric, Yael Abecassis, Hana Laslo, Yuval Scharf
- France, Israel
- 90 min
Celebrated Israeli director Amos Gitai’s latest film is a unique and ambitious project – an amusing series of vignettes set on Jerusalem’s tramway reflects the city’s incredible human diversity, as well as its fragmentation and political tension. The cast – including Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and The Butterfly) and Hana Laslo (who won the Best Actress Award at Cannes in 2005 for Gitai’s Free Zone) – is huge, as is the number of languages spoken, and Gitai’s inspiration list includes Flaubert, Pasolini and the book of Deuteronomy. A Tramway to Jerusalem demonstrates yet again Gitai’s truly visionary and original filmmaking.
Winner – UNIMED Award, Venice Film Festival 2018
“These well-acted short pieces make their points in a variety of tones, and Gitai is at the top of his game in the comic sketches.” – The Hollywood Reporter