/films
eng
Films
Share
Log in to rate films and get personal film reccomendations!
Genre: Drama
Programme
Synopsis

Perhaps the most controversial and often censored Jewish director Amos Gitaï uses metaphor of limited space in a local tramway to acknowledge complexity of ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This is frequently explored theme of his documentaries („Field Diary”, „West of the Jordan River”) and fiction films („Rabin, the Last Day”), but here he chose to portray daily life in optimistic and bright colours. Finally Amos Gitaï wants to inspire you smile.

Regular public tramway starts daily route near Mount Herzl (Israel’s national cemetery) in West Jerusalem, goes along the Old City walls, passes Palestinian neighbourhoods and reaches the final stop at Pisgat Ze’ev in Palestinian territory of East Jerusalem. Unseen conductor curiously observes wide variety of passengers and mostly gazes to expressions of diverse faces. They speak between each other in 7 languages. They represent 3 different religions. These unfamiliar strangers from various countries must stay together while the tram is going. They talk about political, entertaining, religious, personal topics, troubles and joys. They read poetry, quote, sing, joke, play, confront and comfort each other.

Edvinas Pukšta

Director
Amos Gitai

(b. 1950) studies architecture 1971–1975 in Israel, then at Berkeley where he obtained his Ph.D. and started making short films. Since 1980, he has directed more than thirty documentaries and dramas, focusing primarily upon fissures in Israeli society. In 2002 he received the Roberto Rossellini Price. He visited Tallinn during PÖFF 2003.

Filmography
  • Milim (1996)
  • Yom yom (Day After Day, 1998)
  • Kadosh (Püha, PÖFF 1999)
  • Kippur (2000)
  • Eden (2001)
  • Kedma (2001)
  • Alila (PÖFF 2003)
  • Promised Land (Tõotatud maa, PÖFF 2004)
  • Free Zone (2005)
  • Désengagement (2007)
  • Carmel (2009)
  • Lullaby to My Father (2012)
  • Ana Arabia (2013)
  • Tsili (PÖFF 2014)
  • Rabin, the Last Day (2015)
  • West of the Jordan River (doc, 2017)
  • A Tramway in Jerusalem (2018)
Sat, 17.11.2018
8:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 4
021208
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 021208
Wed, 28.11.2018
5:00 pm
Tartu, 
Elektriteater
131806
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 131806
Fri, 30.11.2018
7:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 5
150507
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 150507
Movie guests
Director Amos Gitai
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Film info
Countries: France, Israel
Year: 2018
Duration: 94 minutes
Languages: Hebrew, Arabic, French
Director: Amos Gitai
Producers: Amos Gitaï, Laurent Truchot, Catherine Dussart
Writers: Amos Gitaï, Marie-José Sanselme
DOP: Eric Gautier
Montage: Yuval Orr
Composers: Louis Sclavis, Alex Claude
Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Noa Ahinoamam Nini, Yael Abecassis, Hana Laslo, Pippo Delbono
Productions: Agav Films, CDP
Festivals: Venice, Warsaw
Synopsis

Perhaps the most controversial and often censored Jewish director Amos Gitaï uses metaphor of limited space in a local tramway to acknowledge complexity of ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This is frequently explored theme of his documentaries („Field Diary”, „West of the Jordan River”) and fiction films („Rabin, the Last Day”), but here he chose to portray daily life in optimistic and bright colours. Finally Amos Gitaï wants to inspire you smile.

Regular public tramway starts daily route near Mount Herzl (Israel’s national cemetery) in West Jerusalem, goes along the Old City walls, passes Palestinian neighbourhoods and reaches the final stop at Pisgat Ze’ev in Palestinian territory of East Jerusalem. Unseen conductor curiously observes wide variety of passengers and mostly gazes to expressions of diverse faces. They speak between each other in 7 languages. They represent 3 different religions. These unfamiliar strangers from various countries must stay together while the tram is going. They talk about political, entertaining, religious, personal topics, troubles and joys. They read poetry, quote, sing, joke, play, confront and comfort each other.

Edvinas Pukšta

Director
Amos Gitai

(b. 1950) studies architecture 1971–1975 in Israel, then at Berkeley where he obtained his Ph.D. and started making short films. Since 1980, he has directed more than thirty documentaries and dramas, focusing primarily upon fissures in Israeli society. In 2002 he received the Roberto Rossellini Price. He visited Tallinn during PÖFF 2003.

Filmography
  • Milim (1996)
  • Yom yom (Day After Day, 1998)
  • Kadosh (Püha, PÖFF 1999)
  • Kippur (2000)
  • Eden (2001)
  • Kedma (2001)
  • Alila (PÖFF 2003)
  • Promised Land (Tõotatud maa, PÖFF 2004)
  • Free Zone (2005)
  • Désengagement (2007)
  • Carmel (2009)
  • Lullaby to My Father (2012)
  • Ana Arabia (2013)
  • Tsili (PÖFF 2014)
  • Rabin, the Last Day (2015)
  • West of the Jordan River (doc, 2017)
  • A Tramway in Jerusalem (2018)