The story of Amos Oz's youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell become the stories we live.
Based on the international best-seller by Amos Oz, A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS is the story of his youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell, become the stories we live.Written by
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Natali Portman directed the movie A tale of Love and Darkness centered around a husband, wife and son in Jerusalem. Natalie Portman played the role of Fanna Oz , the wife who is happy to be with her husband and son. Fanna depends on her son's innocence to make her life happy. Fanna has a tendency to go into depressed moods. Though she has borne a son , her mind goes back to her lover's face and she , a mother, suffers from severe depression. The son, Amos Oz played very well by Amir Tessler , watches his mother sitting in a trance, oblivious of his presence. Amos watches and listens to his mother grappling with depression and encouraging her husband who is Amos father to have relationships outside their marriage. Amos sees his dad sharing loving moments with his mom and then watches dad sharing affectionate moments with a total stranger in a cafe. Natalie Portman , plays the role of a depressed woman , very well. the movie needed editing. Some scenes were too long without any substance. The movie is only for 95 minutes (much shorter than Angelina Jolie's directed movie Unbroken 137 minutes). Too long.
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