A Tale of Love and Darkness is a 2015 drama film directed by Natalie Portman, based on the autobiographical novel of the same name by Israeli author Amos Oz. It takes place in Jerusalem in the last years of Mandatory Palestine and the first years of independent Israel, and stars Amir Tessler as Oz, and Gilad Kahana and Portman as his parents. It is Portman’s directorial feature debut.
Amos reflects back on his life when he was a child living in Mandatory Palestine with his mother, Fania (Natalie Portman) and father, Arieh (Gilad Kahana). His parents are European refugees living in Jerusalem which his mother finds difficult as her sisters and family are located in Tel Aviv and communication between them is difficult. Amos, an only child, is particularly close with his mother, who frequently tells him stories based on her childhood which often have unhappy or violent endings.
Amos is leant out by his parents to a childless couple who is their friend. On one of these visits he is taken to the home of a friend of his parent’s friends who are Palestinian. Despite being warned to be quiet and not make too much fuss less he anger his hosts, Amos accidentally injures a child while playing with a swing…
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A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015) Details
Genre: Biography | Drama
Score: 6. 2 of 10 - Average rate 929 people
Publisher: Te Mvvyz
Quality: Web-DL 720p
Size: 700 MB
Product: Israel | America
Director: Natalie Portman
Cast: Natalie Portman, Shira Haas, Tomer Kapon