Disengagement

Dir. Amos Gitai (2007). The highlight of BAM's Juliette Binoche series, this is one of Israeli director Gitai's most impressive works. It features a virtuoso performance by Binoche as an ethnically-conflicted French woman of Israeli origin who has decided to end her loveless marriage and return to Israel to find the daughter she abandoned at birth, now living in a settlement being forcibly evicted. Strong stuff.
Wed., Sept. 30, 4:30, 6:50 & 9:15 p.m., 2009

 
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