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Agav Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 61 works in 102 publications in 4 languages and 1,594 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Documentary films  Comedy films  Road films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Documentary-style films  Nonfiction films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Producer, pmn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Agav Films (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Agav Films (Firm)
Free zone by Amos Gitaï( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Hebrew and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unlikely relationship begins for an American girl living in Jerusalem, a cab driver on her way to Jordan, and a Palestinian woman living in an Economic Free Zone
Rabin, the last day by Amos Gitai( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in Hebrew and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many Israelis, the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 marked a grim turning point for their country. In the words of the commission set up to investigate the murder, "Israeli society [would] never be the same again. As a democracy, political assassination was not part of our culture." In the eyes of even more people, the murder ended all hope for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process through the Oslo Accords and altered the course of history. But, as Amos Gitai sets out to prove in his brave and provocative new film, Rabin's assassination was not just the act of one fanatic; it was the culmination of a hate campaign that emanated from the rabbis and public figures of Israel's far right
West of the Jordan River( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in Hebrew and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1982, Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai traveled to the occupied territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip before and during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. Gitai and a small crew shot a travel diary that examined a civilian view of war, contrasting Palestinian and Israeli experiences in the area. The resulting film "Field Diary" took a critical view of the invasion and the Israeli government's treatment of Palestinian refugees. When "Field Diary" premiered in Jerusalem, it immediately created controversy and provoked hostile reactions from the populace and the military alike. Gitai left the country and emigrated to France where he lived until he returned to Israel in 1993, after Yitzak Rabin was elected prime minister and the first Oslo Accords were signed in Washington D.C. Now, 35 years later, with the occupation issue at a frustrating standstill, and a conservative, reactionary government in power, Gitai returns to the occupied territories for his follow-up film diary
Yom yom( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Hebrew and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In spite of blood ties to both Jewish and Arab populations, Mosheh leads a rootless existence. Grown weary of his wife and ambivalent about his needy young mistress, the only relationships he doesn't complicate are those with his parents and best friend
Ester( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in Hebrew and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this beautiful transposition of the biblical story, Amos Gitai updates the passionate tale about the ruler of a great and sprawling kingdom who chooses as his queen a beautiful peasant girl named Esther. But when Esther hides her Jewish identity from her husband, a vicious cycle of revenge begins
Naissance d'un golem by Amos Gitaï( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in French and English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This totally original dreamlike film "notebook" features Annie Lennox of The Eurythmics in an imaginative exploration of the Golem myth. The myth of the statue made of clay that comes to life becomes a platform for a parable about the art of filmmaking and the creative process."--Container
Berlin Jerusalem( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Hebrew and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This moving drama of the birth of Israel focuses on two women - Else Lasker-Schuler, a German poet, and Tania Shohat, a Russian revolutionary. They meet first in Berlin, where utopian ideals and fear of the Nazis force their escape to Palestine. Re-united in Jerusalem, they confront a harsh reality in the city idealized in their dreams
Golem : the petrified garden( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This wry and humorous film follows Daniel, an art dealer, who travels to Siberia to claim his inheritance of an art collection, which includes a giant statue of a Golem. The long journey across Russia becomes an ironic encounter with the lost ideals of the Soviet Union after its collapse
Zikhron devarim( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Hebrew and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Tel Aviv, people prepare food, eat, make love, get pregnant, and die. Can one find peace in this life, asks one character at a wake; can there be an act of freedom in this modern life, asks another. Goldman's much-despised father has died; his friends Caesar and Israel set off for the funeral. They miss it, but go to Goldman's house later. Caesar has women troubles: his son from a previous marriage is ill; he's promised marriage to two women of opposite temperament. Israel has a girlfriend toward whom he's hot and cold. Goldman's mother is living in the past. Friendship, family, love, and memories may not in the end help characters find peace or freedom
Golem : nedudim = Golem : l'esprit de l'exil by Amos Gitaï( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous story of a patriarch whose sons are murdered, and whose widow forges an enduring friendship with her daughter-in-law Ruth, is transposed to Paris. Here, in a world of immigrants, the two women are exiled from France and wander the seas. Fuses Biblical tales of exile with the legend of the Golem into a parable for our time
House / Une Maison à Jerusalem = [a house in Jerusalem] / Agav Films, La Sept Arte presentent un film de Amos Gitai( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in Hebrew and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two thematically linked films, House (Bayit) (48 min. : sound, black and white ; 1980) and A House in Jerusalem (Une maison à Jerusalem) (90 min. : sound, color ; 1998) explore the history of a house in the city's German Colony and the changes in ownership it has undergone as a microcosm for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Produced yet censored by Israel Broadcasting Authority, the first film House (Bayit) (1980) chronicles the inhabitants of the house, abandoned during the 1948 war by a Palestinian doctor and requisitioned by the Israeli government as "vacant." Eighteen years later, Gitai returns in A House in Jerusalem (1998) to observe the changes in the new residents as well as in the neighborhood
Carmel by Amos Gitai( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and Hebrew and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charting his own course through Israeli history, Gitai (who is only two years younger than Israel) becomes a lively symbol for the country itself. A child of the kibbutz, a young soldier wounded during the Yom Kippur War, a sometimes testy but always honest artist whose works are more often welcomed abroad than at home - Gitai has led a life as dense, rich, and complex as the nation of his birth
Wadi 1981-1991( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in Hebrew and Herero and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wadi 1981-1991 and Wadi Grand Canyon depict a group of Palestinians and Israelis who nurture a fragile coexistence over a span of twenty years in Wadi Rushmia. Gitai first filmed the intimate story of Yussuf and Isha (an Arab family), Iso and Salo (a Jewish family), and Miriam and Skandern (a mixed couple) in 1981. The film was released as "Wadi." He returned ten years later to shoot Wadi 1981-1991, about how the lives of the couples had changed and then again in 2001, when the site had been entirely changed by developers
Amos Gitai : territories( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Hebrew and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two thematically linked films, House and A House in Jerusalem explore the history of a house in the city's German Colony and the changes in ownership it has undergone as a microcosm for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Produced yet censored by Israel Broadcasting Authority, the first film House (Bayit) (1980) chronicles the inhabitants of the house, abandoned during the 1948 war by a Palestinian doctor and requisitioned by the Israeli government as "vacant." Eighteen years later, Gitai returns in A House in Jerusalem (1998) to observe the changes in the new residents as well as in the neighborhood. Field Diary takes a look at Israel's occupation of Lebanon. Arena of Murder shows a country in turmoil following the death of Yitzhak Rabin. Wadi 1981-1991 and Wadi Grand Canyon depict a group of Palestininans and Israelis who nurture a fragile coexistence over a span of twenty years in Wadi Rushmia. Gitai first filmed the intiamte story of Yussuf and Isha (an Arab family), Iso and Salo (a Jewish family), and Miriam and Skandern (a mixed couple) in 1981. The film was released as "Wadi." He reutrned ten years later to shoot Wadi 1981-1991, about how the lives of the couples had changed and then again in 2001, when the site had been entirely changed by developers
Field diary : Arena of murder( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Hebrew and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shot in the occupied territories before and during the Isaraeli invasion of Lebanon, Field Diary consists of about 50 sequence shots, mostly filmed from a moving car. Like an endless traveling shot, the film weaves hypnotically through occupied zones, occasionally slowing down or pausing to underscore a moment. The film's view of the occupation was controversial in Israel, leading to Gitai's decade-long exile from his native country. In Arena of Murder, Gitai investigates the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin three weeks after the event. He travels through the country for several months, filming random encounters to paint a melancholic portrait of a country in turmoil."--Container
Golem, nedudim = Golem, the spirit of exile( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous story of a patriarch whose sons are murdered, and whose widow forges an enduring friendship with her daughter-in-law Ruth, is transposed to Paris. Here, in a world of immigrants, the two women are exiled from France and wander the seas
Devarim by Amos Gitaï( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Hebrew and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of three disaffected Tel Aviv men. After the father of one of the men dies, the lives of the three friends begin to transform
Yom yom by Amos Gitaï( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Hebrew and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An existential comedy about a half-Arab, half-Jewish Israeli from Haifa, and the second film in Gitai's city trilogy. Moshe Ivgi portrays Moshe, a forty-something only son who is quietly accustomed to his job in a bakery owned by his parents and who takes life as it comes. Neither Arab nor Jew, Moshe spends his life avoiding conflicts both personal and political. As his world is changing around him, it is only a matter of time before Moshe will be forced to confront the realities about himself and his future
Esther by Amos Gitaï( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Hebrew and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this beautiful transposition of the biblical story, Amos Gitai updates the passionate tale about the ruler of a great and sprawling kingdom who chooses as his queen a beautiful peasant girl named Esther. But when Esther hides her Jewish identity from her husband, a vicious cycle of revenge begins
Disengagement( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Hebrew and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the death of her father, Ana embarks on a journey to find the child she gave away as a teenager. This journey leads her to Gaza during the Israeli disengagement, a time fraught with danger and uncertainty
 
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