"World Cinema: Israel"

My book, "World Cinema: Israel" (originally published in 1996) is available from Amazon on "Kindle", with an in-depth chapter comparing and analyzing internationally acclaimed Israeli films up to 2010.

Want to see some of the best films of recent years? Just scroll down to "best films" to find listings of my recommendations.


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Six Million and One

Six Million and One is a feature-length documentary made by David Fisher, currently playing in Israeli cinemas.  Fisher worked for many years as director of the New Fund for Film and TV, one of the most important jobs in the Israeli film industry.  His newest documentary, according to Nirit Anderman of Ha'aretz,  "reveals the bleeding insides of one family, which was forced, like many others, for many years, to live a seemingly normal life in the shadow of the Holocaust, a permanent, invisible presence in their home." 

The film focuses on Fisher and his three siblings as they travel back to Austria to the camp where their father was a slave laborer.  My friend, Phil Bloom, describes this is as "one of the best portrayals of how the children of a survivor cope and don't cope with the legacy."

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