A Tale of Love and Darkness Poster

Release Date: August 19th, 2016

DVD Release Date: March 28th, 2017

PG-13|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
Influenced by his mother's (Natalie Portman) stories and poetry readings, young Amos Oz (Amir Tessler) grows up in 1940s Jerusalem and becomes a famous writer.

Cast: Natalie Portman, Gilad Kahana, Amir Tessler, Moni Moshonov, Ohad Knoller, Makram Khoury, Neta Riskin, Alexander Peleg

Director: Natalie Portman

Genres: Biography, Historical drama

Production Co: Ram Bergman

Distributors: Focus World

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  • Writer and director Portman's film seems conflicted over whether it is about young Amos or his mother, whom she portrays as a beautiful, cultured woman with a head full of romantic fantasies. show more

  • An overly self-conscious somberness infuses the film, keeping this heartrending tale from being as poignant as it could be. show more

  • A Tale of Love and Darkness loses itself in dreamy imagery, in its studiously crafted aesthetic. But there are times when Portman lets the toughness, the tenacity, the emotional heart of Oz's story shine through. show more

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