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Gitai, Amos 1950-

Works: 350 works in 1,065 publications in 10 languages and 6,579 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Documentary films  Internet videos  Short films  War films  Anthology films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Road films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Author, Scenarist, Restager , Actor, Film editor, Interviewee, Illustrator, Contributor, Performer, Adapter, Other, Interviewer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Amos Gitai
Kippur by Amos Gitai( Visual )

55 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the duties of an Israeli medical unit during the 1973 Yom Kippur War as seen by the soldiers involved
11'09"01 September 11 : a film by Yūsuf Shāhīn( Visual )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

11 directors from different countries and cultures. 11 visions of the tragic events that occurred in New York City on September 11th 2001. 11 points of view committing their subjective conscience. Complete freedom of expression. Reflecting on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in short films lasting 11 minutes, 9 seconds and 1 frame each. In subject matter, they range from the very personal, to an oscillation between didacticism and relativism, to moments of pure cinema
Kadosh = Sacred( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Hebrew and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Mea Shearim, een ultra-orthodoxe wijk van Jeruzalem, wonen twee zusters die gebukt gaan onder de strenge leefregels van hun godsdienst
Free zone by Amos Gitai( Visual )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unlikely relationship begins for an American girl living in Jerusalem, a cab driver on her way to Jordan, and a Palestinian woman living in an Economic Free Zone
Plus tard = One day you'll understand by Amos Gitai( Visual )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in French and German and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the 1987 trial of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie unfolds on television, Victor Bastien reviews old family documents and finds a distressing "Aryan declaration" authored by his late father. This new discovery throws Victor's conception of his family's history into darkness. His mother, Rivka, keeps a stubborn silence about the past, while Tania, his sister, defends their father's declaration. At the same time, Victor's wife and children grow concerned about his increasing distraction. Burning with the need to unearth the truth, Victor takes his family to the tiny village where Rivka's parents were forced to hide during the war
Kedma by Amos Gitai( Visual )

39 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set seven days before the creation of the state of Israel in May 1948, a small rusted ship, with a group of concentration camp survivors from Shoah, is received at the new territory with open hostility. They are met by British troops, who are shooting at them, and are trying to forbid them from disembarking. As well, the survivors are met with guns blasts being shot by the Jewish secret army, who has come to help them. Only a small group actually succeeds in landing on the small beach, where they are able to experience their first hours in Palestine. Tired and hungry, the hopeful emigrants have then to follow the Jewish forces to immediately take up arms against the Arabs. Unspoken truths from both sides explode in the violent and tragic conflict
Rabin, the last day by Amos Gitai( Visual )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Hebrew and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"4 novembre 1995. Yitzhak Rabin, Premier ministre israélien, l'homme des accords d'Oslo et Prix Nobel de la paix, est assassiné sur la place des Rois d'Israël à Tel Aviv après un long discours contre la violence et pour la paix. Son assassin : un étudiant juif religieux d'extrême droite. Vingt ans après, le cinéaste Amos Gitaï revient sur cet événement traumatisant avec un nouvel éclairage. Replaçant l'assassinat dans son contexte politique et sociétal, "Le dernier jour d'Yitzhak Rabin" mêle reconstitutions fictives et images d'archives afin d'offrir un véritable thriller politique" (Source : jaquette). Documents et entretiens inédits, scènes reconstituées... En entremêlant documentaire et fiction, Amos GitaI ausculte les faits et met en scène le climat de haine qui a permis l'assassinat (Télérama)
Alila by Amos Gitai( Visual )

37 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the apartment dwellers, every action creates a ripple unknowingly felt by all. Goreous libertine Gabi's loud, violent trysts with her physically dominant, emotionally unavailable lover Hezi bring down the wrath of their disgusted neighbors. Mali reluctantly joins her neurotic ex-husband Ezra in his search for their army deserter son. Ezra's illegal construction site and undocumented immigrant workers in turn prompt the hermit Schwartz to relive the horrors of the Nazi death camps, as his Filipino campanion Linda helplessly looks on
Kadosh = Sacred by Amos Gitai( Visual )

82 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two sisters become victims of the patriarchal, ultra-orthodox society". IMDB
Disengagement( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ana, a directionless Frenchwoman, must return to Israel to find the child she abandoned at birth. Together with her half-brother, an Israeli policeman, she discovers that her now-grown daughter will soon be forcibly evicted from a Gaza Strip settlement. Amid the explosive clashes between soldiers and settlers, can one woman now face the truth about commitment, identity, and a history that can never be buried?
11'09"01, September 11 : a film by Samīrā Makhmalbāf( Visual )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven acclaimed directors each make an 11 minute short film in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The result is a daring and moving global cinematic reply that "forces us to look at the entire event afresh." (The New York Times)
Carmel by Amos Gitai( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in French and Hebrew and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Israel's most important filmaker, Carmel is Amos Gitai's (Kadosh, Kippur) deeply personal and resonant meditation on Jewish and Israeli identity. Using both fiction and documentary techniques, Gitai links his family history to ancient history. Through exquisitely composed long takes, he re-enacts the Jewish-Roman wars that began in 66 A.D. , and contrasts them to the young soldiers enlisting in Israel's army today, including his own son, making the film "a passionate expression of Mr. Gitai's anguish at living in a country in a continual state of war" (NY Times). The cycles of violence are never-ending, but so are the bonds of family. Gitai's wife Rivka reads letters from his mother, linking generations of Jews and Israelis within the warm embrace of memory. With narration by Jeanne Moreau (Jules and Jim) and "abstractly beautiful" (NY Post) cinematography by Stefano Falivene, Gitai's "gentle touch and free associative honesty," (Box Office Magazine) has created a rich and timely document on what it means to be Jewish today
Yom yom / Yom Yom : day after day / Kino International ; Michel Propper presents ; a film by Amos Gitai ; a production of Agav Films and Cinema Factory ; screenplay, Jacky Cukier, Amos Gitai ; production, Eyal Shiray, Laurent Truchot ; directing, Amos Gitai by Amos Gitai( Visual )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in Hebrew and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In spite of blood ties to both Jewish and Arab populations, Mosheh leads a rootless existence. Grown weary of his wife and ambivalent about his needy young mistress, the only relationships he doesn't complicate are those with his parents and best friend
A history of Israeli cinema( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Hebrew and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raphael Nadjari's extraordinary two-part documentary weaves together clips from more than 70 years of Israeli film with commentary from filmmakers, scholars and critics - including Amos Gitai, Joseph Cedar, Avi Mograbi, Yehuda Ne'eman, Menachem Golan, Moshe Ivgy, Ronit Elkabetz and Zeev Revach. Crafted for both insiders and outsiders, the film traces the evolution of the country's cinema alongside political and social history: part one spans the years 1933 to 1978, covering the overlap between the Zionist struggle to form a state and the propagandistic qualities of revolutionary cinema; part two, the shift to reality-based filmmaking in the late 70s, and the transition from the political films of the 80s to the more personal cinema of today. The most comprehensive and compelling record of the subject ever attempted, Nadjari's film reveals a cinematic national identity that is inextricably linked to the ever-changing emotional reality of the country
11ʹ09ʺ01 : September 11 : a film( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven filmmakers from eleven countries reflect on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in short films each lasting 11 minutes, 9 seconds and 1 frame. Samīrā Makhmalbāf presents a female teacher, at an Afghani refugee camp in Iran, organizing the children for a minute's silence; meanwhile the adults express fears of an American bombardment. Claude Lelouch presents the tale of a World Trade Center tour guide who is on the verge of a breakup with his deaf girlfriend when the terrorist attacks occur. Yūsuf Shāhīn presents a young American soldier who comes to haunt a famous film producer and they engage in a highly conflicted dialogue. Danis Tanovič presents the women of Srebrenica (a town where thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys were massacred Serbs on July 11, 1995) continuing their monthly protests, despite the September 11th terrorist attacks. Idrissa Ouedraogo presents a young boy in Burkina Faso on the trail of a man he believes to be Osama Bin Laden. Ken Loach's presents a Chilean refugee who offers his condolences to the American victims; he then, in an open letter, describes the CIA-sponsored coup d'ťat of September 11, 1973, which installed the dictatorship of General Pinochet. Alejandro Gonzl̀ez Iñàrritu presents flashes of images of bodies falling from the World Trade Center, accompanied by chanting. Amos Gitaï presents a preening television news journalist enraged that her report about a Palestinian bombing in Tel Aviv will not be broadcast because of late breaking news about the attacks. Mira Nair presents a New York Muslim suspected of being a terrorist, but who is actually a heroic rescue worker. Sean Penn presents a lonley widower who lives in an apartment that is shaded by the World Trade Center. Shōhei Imamura presents a Japanese soldier who returns home from fighting in World War II. He is convinced that he is a snake, and he refuses to eat anything other than live rats
Zikhron devarim by Amos Gitai( Visual )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in Hebrew and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey through space and time in Tel Aviv. It focuses on three men whose selfish, desperate activities represent the mood of their generation
Berlin Jerusalem by Amos Gitai( Visual )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This moving drama of the birth of Israel focuses on two women - Else Lasker-Schuler, a German poet, and Tania Shohat, a Russian revolutionary. They meet first in Berlin, where utopian ideals and fear of the Nazis force their escape to Palestine. Re-united in Jerusalem, they confront a harsh reality in the city idealized in their dreams
Ester by Amos Gitai( Visual )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in Hebrew and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this beautiful transposition of the biblical story, Amos Gitai updates the passionate tale about the ruler of a great and sprawling kingdom who chooses as his queen a beautiful peasant girl named Esther. But when Esther hides her Jewish identity from her husband, a vicious cycle of revenge begins
West of the Jordan River( Visual )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in Hebrew and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1982, Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai traveled to the occupied territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip before and during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. Gitai and a small crew shot a travel diary that examined a civilian view of war, contrasting Palestinian and Israeli experiences in the area. The resulting film "Field Diary" took a critical view of the invasion and the Israeli government's treatment of Palestinian refugees. When "Field Diary" premiered in Jerusalem, it immediately created controversy and provoked hostile reactions from the populace and the military alike. Gitai left the country and emigrated to France where he lived until he returned to Israel in 1993, after Yitzak Rabin was elected prime minister and the first Oslo Accords were signed in Washington D.C. Now, 35 years later, with the occupation issue at a frustrating standstill, and a conservative, reactionary government in power, Gitai returns to the occupied territories for his follow-up film diary
Naissance d'un golem by Amos Gitai( Visual )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in French and English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This totally original dreamlike film "notebook"feature Annie Lennox of The Eurythmics in an imaginative exploration of the Golem myth. The myth of the statue made of clay that comes to life becomes a platform for a parable about the art of filmmaking and the creative process
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Amos Gitaï : exile and atonementNews from home : [anlasslich des Projektes Amos Gitai, news from home im Rahmen der 56. Internationalen Filmfestspiele Berlin, 08. Februar - 26. Februar 2006]
Alternative Names
Amos Gitaï

Amos Gitai architect uit Israël

Amos Gitai Israeli film director and screenwriter

Amos Gitaï israelischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

Amos Gitai izraelski reżyser filmowy

Amos Gitaï réalisateur israélien

Amos Gitai regista e sceneggiatore israeliano

Amos Guitai

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