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Israel’s bad boy of cinema gets L.A. fest

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/film/article/israels_bad_boy_of_cinema_gets_la_fest_20110308

“My country, Israel, is full of contradictions and volcanic eruptions. We fluctuate between extremes. One morning you say peace is at hand and all problems will be resolved. The next day, it’s the apocalypse.” The thumbnail description comes from Amos Gitai, who, more than any other Israeli filmmaker, has explored the emotional peaks and valleys of his people in more than 40 feature films and documentaries.

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