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Gitai, Amos 1950-

Works: 397 works in 1,072 publications in 10 languages and 6,621 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Documentary films  War films  Short films  Anthology films  Comedy films  Road films  Nonfiction films  Historical films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Scenarist, Author, Restager , Actor, Film editor, Illustrator, Interviewee, Contributor, Performer, Adapter, Other, Interviewer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Amos Gitai
Kadosh = Sacred( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Hebrew and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two Hasidic sisters living in the Mea Shearim area of Jerusalem. Rivka and her husband are deeply in love, but he obeys his rabbi father and divorces her after 10 childless years of marriage. Rivka's sister Malka loves a man who has left Hasidism after joining the army, but accepts the marriage her parents have arranged to the rabbi's assistant
Kippur by Amos Gitai( Visual )

45 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An official selection at the Cannes, New York and Toronto Film Festivals, this film focuses on the presence of the human spirit in war. We are treated to a first hand experience of war, as we see only the rescue crew trying to pick up downed soldiers. Brilliant and disturbing
Free zone by Amos Gitai( Visual )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 352 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
Plus tard = One day you'll understand by Amos Gitai( Visual )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in French and German and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the 1987 trial of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie unfolds on television, Victor Bastien reviews old family documents and finds a distressing "Aryan declaration" authored by his late father. This new discovery throws Victor's conception of his family's history into darkness. His mother, Rivka, keeps a stubborn silence about the past, while Tania, his sister, defends their father's declaration. At the same time, Victor's wife and children grow concerned about his increasing distraction. Burning with the need to unearth the truth, Victor takes his family to the tiny village where Rivka's parents were forced to hide during the war
11'09"01 September 11 : a film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Arabic and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

11 directors from different countries and cultures. 11 visions of the tragic events that occurred in New York City on September 11th 2001. 11 points of view committing their subjective conscience. Complete freedom of expression. Reflecting on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in short films lasting 11 minutes, 9 seconds and 1 frame each. In subject matter, they range from the very personal, to an oscillation between didacticism and relativism, to moments of pure cinema
Rabin, the last day by Amos Gitai( Visual )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Hebrew and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"4 novembre 1995. Yitzhak Rabin, Premier ministre israélien, l'homme des accords d'Oslo et Prix Nobel de la paix, est assassiné sur la place des Rois d'Israël à Tel Aviv après un long discours contre la violence et pour la paix. Son assassin : un étudiant juif religieux d'extrême droite. Vingt ans après, le cinéaste Amos Gitaï revient sur cet événement traumatisant avec un nouvel éclairage. Replaçant l'assassinat dans son contexte politique et sociétal, "Le dernier jour d'Yitzhak Rabin" mêle reconstitutions fictives et images d'archives afin d'offrir un véritable thriller politique" (Source : jaquette). Documents et entretiens inédits, scènes reconstituées... En entremêlant documentaire et fiction, Amos GitaI ausculte les faits et met en scène le climat de haine qui a permis l'assassinat (Télérama)
Disengagement( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ana, a directionless Frenchwoman, must return to Israel to find the child she abandoned at birth. Together with her half-brother, an Israeli policeman, she discovers that her now-grown daughter will soon be forcibly evicted from a Gaza Strip settlement. Amid the explosive clashes between soldiers and settlers, can one woman now face the truth about commitment, identity, and a history that can never be buried?
Carmel by Amos Gitai( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in French and Hebrew and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Israel's most important filmaker, Carmel is Amos Gitai's (Kadosh, Kippur) deeply personal and resonant meditation on Jewish and Israeli identity. Using both fiction and documentary techniques, Gitai links his family history to ancient history. Through exquisitely composed long takes, he re-enacts the Jewish-Roman wars that began in 66 A.D. , and contrasts them to the young soldiers enlisting in Israel's army today, including his own son, making the film "a passionate expression of Mr. Gitai's anguish at living in a country in a continual state of war" (NY Times). The cycles of violence are never-ending, but so are the bonds of family. Gitai's wife Rivka reads letters from his mother, linking generations of Jews and Israelis within the warm embrace of memory. With narration by Jeanne Moreau (Jules and Jim) and "abstractly beautiful" (NY Post) cinematography by Stefano Falivene, Gitai's "gentle touch and free associative honesty," (Box Office Magazine) has created a rich and timely document on what it means to be Jewish today
11ʹ09ʺ01 : September 11 : a film( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and Arabic and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven filmmakers from eleven countries reflect on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in short films each lasting 11 minutes, 9 seconds and 1 frame. Samīrā Makhmalbāf presents a female teacher, at an Afghani refugee camp in Iran, organizing the children for a minute's silence; meanwhile the adults express fears of an American bombardment. Claude Lelouch presents the tale of a World Trade Center tour guide who is on the verge of a breakup with his deaf girlfriend when the terrorist attacks occur. Yūsuf Shāhīn presents a young American soldier who comes to haunt a famous film producer and they engage in a highly conflicted dialogue. Danis Tanovič presents the women of Srebrenica (a town where thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys were massacred Serbs on July 11, 1995) continuing their monthly protests, despite the September 11th terrorist attacks. Idrissa Ouedraogo presents a young boy in Burkina Faso on the trail of a man he believes to be Osama Bin Laden. Ken Loach's presents a Chilean refugee who offers his condolences to the American victims; he then, in an open letter, describes the CIA-sponsored coup d'ťat of September 11, 1973, which installed the dictatorship of General Pinochet. Alejandro Gonzl̀ez Iñàrritu presents flashes of images of bodies falling from the World Trade Center, accompanied by chanting. Amos Gitaï presents a preening television news journalist enraged that her report about a Palestinian bombing in Tel Aviv will not be broadcast because of late breaking news about the attacks. Mira Nair presents a New York Muslim suspected of being a terrorist, but who is actually a heroic rescue worker. Sean Penn presents a lonley widower who lives in an apartment that is shaded by the World Trade Center. Shōhei Imamura presents a Japanese soldier who returns home from fighting in World War II. He is convinced that he is a snake, and he refuses to eat anything other than live rats
Kedma( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Hebrew and English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of European Jewish refugees arrive in Palestine in the critical year of 1948. Carried on deck of the freighter, Kedma, they come ashore to find not the Promised Land, but a war torn desert in the bloody throes of transformation into the state of Israel. Rescued from a British Army ambush at beachside by Palmach Jewish guerrillas, the refugees are remade into soldiers expected to offer their lives to defend a nation that does not yet exist in a land they have never known
Kadosh by Amos Gitai( Visual )

81 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Mea Shearim, this video explores a hermetic world almost never seen on the screen. Pious Rivka has devoted herself to her husband Meir, but remains childless. Presumed barren, she is rejected by her community, and forced to divorce her husband. Her beloved sister, Malka, is in love with a man who has left the Hasidic community to live a secular life. Raises many questions. Very powerful
11'09"01, September 11 : a film by Samīrā Makhmalbāf( Visual )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven acclaimed directors each make an 11 minute short film in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The result is a daring and moving global cinematic reply that "forces us to look at the entire event afresh." (The New York Times)
A history of Israeli cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Hebrew and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raphael Nadjari's extraordinary two-part documentary weaves together clips from more than 70 years of Israeli film with commentary from filmmakers, scholars, and critics, including Amos Gitai, Joseph Cedar, Avi Mograbi, Yehuda, Ne'eman, and others. Crafted for both insiders and outsiders, the film traces the evolution of the country's cinema alongside political and social history
West of the Jordan River( Visual )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in Hebrew and held by 134 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
Alila( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Hebrew and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the apartment dwellers, every action creates a ripple unknowingly felt by all. Goreous libertine Gabi's loud, violent trysts with her physically dominant, emotionally unavailable lover Hezi bring down the wrath of their disgusted neighbors. Mali reluctantly joins her neurotic ex-husband Ezra in his search for their army deserter son. Ezra's illegal construction site and undocumented immigrant workers in turn prompt the hermit Schwartz to relive the horrors of the Nazi death camps, as his Filipino campanion Linda helplessly looks on
Yom yom( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Hebrew and held by 116 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
Naissance d'un golem by Amos Gitai( Visual )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in French and English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A partir d'une recherche sur le "Golem" dans plusieurs pays avec T. Guerra (scénariste de Tarkovsky, Fellini ...), un regard particulier sur son travail avec des comédiens (D. Sanda, Sapho, A. Lennox) et un directeur photos (H. Alekan)
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
Berlin Jerusalem( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Hebrew and held by 94 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 )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 93 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
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Amos Gitaï : exile and atonementNews from home : [anlasslich des Projektes Amos Gitai, news from home im Rahmen der 56. Internationalen Filmfestspiele Berlin, 08. Februar - 26. Februar 2006]
Alternative Names
Amos Gitaï

Amos Gitai architect uit Israël

Amos Gitai Israeli film director and screenwriter

Amos Gitaï israelischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

Amos Gitai izraelski reżyser filmowy

Amos Gitaï réalisateur israélien

Amos Gitai regista e sceneggiatore israeliano

Amos Guitai

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