A Tale of Love and Darkness

Une histoire d'amour et de ténèbres (v.o.hébreu s.-t.f.)

  • Release Date: August 26, 2016 (limited)
  • Genre: Drama

  • Director: Natalie Portman
  • Producer(s): David Mandil, Ram Bergman
  • Writer(s): Natalie Portman
  • Studio: D Films
  • Length: 1h 37m | Classification: 13+
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In the mid-1940s, eight-year-old Amos (Amir Tessler) is living with his father Arieh (Gilad Kahana) and mother Fania (Natalie Portman), refugees who have fled to Palestine for safety.

Fania, the once-privileged daughter of a Jewish European family, is struggling to accept poverty and Arieh is a failed academic. To escape their circumstances, Fania tells Amos that they should make up a story, and begins a bonding ritual that ignites their imagination. Their life, challenges and the changing times are seen through the eyes of young Amos who eventually follows his own ideals and political beliefs.


Natalie Portman, Gilad Kahana, Amir Tessler
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