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SIEGE
Cannes Classics - Restored Prints

MATZOR

(SIEGE)

Directed by : Gilberto TOFANO

Year of production : 1969 Country : ISRAEL Length : 89 minutes

Synopsis

Tamar lost her husband to the 1967 Six Day War, and now wants to put her pain behind her and find new love. However, her late husband's friends and family expect that she remains in mourning for the rest of her life in order to keep his memory alive. Unlike most films made in Israel shortly after the 1967 war, Siege did not reflect the euphoria of victory, but succeeded in capturing feelings of fear and mourning. The film had its world premiere in Competition at the 22nd Cannes Film Festival in 1969, and was later selected as the Israeli entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 42nd Academy Awards.

Credits

Dahn Ben AMOTZ - Script / Dialogue

Gilberto TOFANO - Script / Dialogue

Gilberto TOFANO - Director

David GURFINKEL - Director of Photography

Yohanan ZARAI - Music

Danny SHIK - Film Editor

Casting

Gila ALMAGOR - Tamar

Dahn Ben AMOTZ - Husband

Yehoram GAON - Eli

Film Still © CFE – Comité du film ethnographique / Inoussa Ousseini

Contacts

Production

JERUSALEM CINEMATHEQUE - ISRAEL FILM ARCHIVE - 11 Hebron Road 91083 Jerusalem ISRAEL - T: +97225654332 - meirr@jer-cin.org.il

Cannes Classics Released on Gilberto TOFANO

MATZOR

Tamar lost her husband to the 1967 Six Day War, and now wants to put her pain behind her and find new love. However, her late husband's friends and fa...
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