A Tale of Love and Darkness


1h 38m 2016

Brief Synopsis

Israeli writer Amos Oz reflects on his memories of growing up in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood with his his academic father, Arieh, and his imaginative mother, Fania. They were one of many Jewish families who moved to Palestine from Europe during the 1930s and '40s to escape persec

Film Details

Also Known As
Eine Geschichte von Liebe und Finsternis, Opowiesc o milosci i mroku, Sognare è Vivere, Tale of Love and Darkness, Tarina rakkaudesta ja pimeydestä, Une histoire d'amour et de ténèbres, histoire d'amour et de ténèbres
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Foreign
Period
Release Date
2016
Distribution Company
D FILMS/FOCUS FEATURES/LES FILMS S+VILLE
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

Israeli writer Amos Oz reflects on his memories of growing up in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood with his his academic father, Arieh, and his imaginative mother, Fania. They were one of many Jewish families who moved to Palestine from Europe during the 1930s and '40s to escape persecution. The terror of war is followed by the tedium of everyday life, which weighs heavily on Fania's spirit. To cheer herself and to entertain 10-year-old Amos, she makes up stories of adventure. Amos is enraptured as she explains words and language to him in a way that will influence his writing later in life. When independence doesn't bring with it the renewed sense of life that Fania has hoped for, she slips into solitude and sadness. Unable to help her, Amos must say good-bye before he is ready. As he witnesses the birth of a nation, he must come to terms with his own new beginning. Based on the memoir written by Amos Oz.

Crew

Niv Adiri

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Niv Adiri

Supervising Sound Editor

Li Alembik

Costume Designer

Sue Alexander

Camera

Nir Alon

Boom Operator

Igal Arobas

Best Boy Electric

Haim Asias

Camera Operator

Ben Barker

Sound Design

Dillon Bennett

Sound Effects Editor

Liad Berger

Grip

Ram Bergman

Producer

Ziv Berkovich

Camera Operator

Simon Birman

Assistant Editor

Lily Blazewicz

Foley Editor

Raoul Yorke Bolognini

Visual Effects Producer

Dan Bora

Music Scoring Mixer

Arnaud Borges

Editor

Linda Brenon

Foley Editor

Nicholas Britell

Song

Nicholas Britell

Song Performer

Nicholas Britell

Music

Michael Brodersen

Post-Production

Nicolas Chartier

Executive Producer

Avi Cohen

Transportation

Rotem Cohen

Property Master

John Daro

Colorist

Avi Dasberg

Gaffer

Nadav Dasberg

Lighting Technician

Tamir David

Scenic Artist

Daniel Didi

Art Assistant

Dina Doron

Dialogue Coach

Damien Dufresne

Camera Assistant

Dror Elhadad

Property Master

Timothy Fain

Song Performer

Miles Flanagan

Rotoscope Artist

Naomi Foner

Other

Tyler Foster

Camera

Sasha Frankline

Editor

Danny Freemantle

Sound Effects Editor

Glenn Freemantle

Sound

Erick Geisler

Visual Effects Supervisor

Talia Goshen

Editor

Ron Haimov

Assistant Camera

Peter Hanson

Foley Mixer

Bashar Hasuneh

Art Assistant

Nadav Hekselmann

Camera Operator

John Houlihan

Music

Julie Glaze Houlihan

Music Supervisor

Vincente Hughes

Camera

Slawomir Idziak

Other

Slawomir Idziak

Director Of Photography

Larissa James

Assistant Editor

Boaz Katzenelson

Property Master

Sarah Keturah

Rotoscope Artist

Pini Klavir

Special Effects Supervisor

Christopher Knight

3-D Artist

Gal Kotzki

Driver

Kristin Kumamoto

Editor

Albert Lasry

Song

Amnon Livne

Stage Manager

David Mandil

Producer

Roy Mano

Rigging Grip

Andrew Mondshein

Editor

Shachar Moshe

Boom Operator

Timothy Moxey

Camera

Dan Muscarella

Camera

Guy Naaman

Grip

Itzik Nofar

Construction Coordinator

Naomi Bar Or

Costume Designer

Dima Osmolovski

Stunt Coordinator

Amos Oz

Source Material

Jose Parra

Camera

Angelique Perez

Camera

Natalie Portman

Screenplay

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Song

Guy Raz

Location Scout

Neta Riskin

Advisor

Avihai Rohkin

Clapper Loader

David Rosenthal

Camera

Noa Roshovsky

Set Decorator

Arad Sawat

Production Designer

Herve Schneid

Editor

Adam Scrivener

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Evgeny Serov

Lighting Technician

Dan Sessoms

Camera

Lorenzo Sgroi

Editor

Alon Shapira

Boom Operator

Allison Shearmur

Executive Producer

Salim Shehade

Set Decorator

Shir Shoshani

Assistant Director

Joseph Slomka

Color

Amiram Snir

Lighting Technician

Caitlin Sullivan

Music

Jason Swanscott

Foley Artist

Charles Trenet

Song

Charles Trenet

Song Performer

Eli Turjeman

Best Boy Electric

Pascal Vaguelsy

Post-Production Supervisor

Michael Wickstrom

Music

Pam Wong

Special Effects

Eric Wood

Picture Editor

Amir Yhezkel

Assistant Set Decorator

Hila Yuval

Casting

Eli Zion

Transportation

Lee Zohar

Adr

Film Details

Also Known As
Eine Geschichte von Liebe und Finsternis, Opowiesc o milosci i mroku, Sognare è Vivere, Tale of Love and Darkness, Tarina rakkaudesta ja pimeydestä, Une histoire d'amour et de ténèbres, histoire d'amour et de ténèbres
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Foreign
Period
Release Date
2016
Distribution Company
D FILMS/FOCUS FEATURES/LES FILMS S+VILLE
Location
Jerusalem, Israel

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States August 19, 2016

Released in United States on Video March 28, 2017

Project is the feature directorial debut for Natalie Portman.

Released in United States August 19, 2016

Released in United States on Video March 28, 2017

Based on the memoir "A Tale of Love and Darkness" written by Amos Oz with translation from original Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange and published by Harcourt in November 2004.