Event

A Tramway in Jerusalem & A Conversation with Amos Gitaï

For more than forty years, Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitaï has built a lively, radical and deeply engaged body of work, combining the intimate, political and poetic, fiction, documentary and video. His films, including Kaddosh, Yom Kippur, Free Zone and Disengagement have been shown around the world and have earned him many awards, including the Leopard of Honour at Locarno (2008), the Roberto Rossellini Award (2005), the Robert Bresson Prize (2013), and the Paradjanov Prize (2014). This year he is the Chair professor of Artistic Creation at the prestigious Collège de France. Amos Gitai will meet the public after the screening of Tramway to Jerusalem and A Letter to a friend in Gaza.

Middle East

Sunday 17 March

13:00

Grütli - Salle Simon

completed

Out of competition - Fiction

A Tramway in Jerusalem

by Amos Gitaï

Serving the city from East to West, the Jerusalem tramway navigates through dozens of religions and cultures every day. A filmmaker obsessed with "exile" and "territories", Amos Gitaï brings us a bittersweet comedy in which the very best actors Israël and Palestine have to offer share the screen with Mathieu Amalric and Pippo Delbono. Cinema release in Romandie: April 24, 2019
  • Section: Out of competition - Fiction
  • Original language: Hebrew , Arabic , French , Italian , Yiddish & German
  • Subtitles: French

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Director(s):

Amos Gitaï

Writer(s):

Amos Gitaï & Marie-José Sanselme

Casting:

Yael Abecassis

Noa Ahinoamam Nini

Mathieu Amalric

Hanna Laszlo

Pippo Delbono

Yuval Scharf

Karen Mor

Lamis Amar

Mustafa Mazi

Distributor:

ADOK FILMS

Production:

Amos Gitaï

Agav Films

CDP

Cinematographer:

Eric Gautier

Music:

Alex Claude

Louis Sclavis

Sound:

Alex Claude

Oded Ringel

Stéphane Thiébaut

Duration:

93'

Year:

2018

Production country:

France & Israel

Status:

Swiss Premiere

Out of competition - Fiction

A Letter to a Friend in Gaza

by Amos Gitaï

An Arte film Powerful and poetic pieces, written by Palestinian and Israeli writers and thinkers, recited by various actors to a backdrop of news and archive footage form this short film in the shape of a memory. This short film by Amos Gitaï will precede the screening of his A Tramway in Jerusalem.
  • Section: Out of competition - Fiction
  • Original language: Hebrew , Arabic , French , Italian , Yiddish & German
  • Subtitles: French

Middle East

Director(s):

Amos Gitaï

Writer(s):

Amos Gitaï & Makram Khoury

Casting:

Makram Khoury

Clara Khoury

Hilla Vidor

Amos Gitaï

World sales:

Cinephil

Production:

Agav Films

Cinematographer:

Oded Kirma

Music:

Alex Claude

Sound:

Yaniv Levy

Duration:

34'

Year:

2018

Production country:

Israel

Status:

Swiss Premiere