Official US Trailer for Natalie Portman's 'A Tale of Love and Darkness'

July 22, 2016
Source: Apple

A Tale of Love and Darkness Trailer

"Your innocence will never abandon you…" Focus World has debuted a brand new official US trailer for Natalie Portman's directorial debut, a drama called A Tale of Love and Darkness, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. Natalie Portman plays Fania Oz, the mother of Amos Oz, a person from real life who eventually becomes a writer, journalist, and advocate of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The film focuses mostly on his youth and his relationship with his mother. The cast includes Amir Tessler as the young Amos Oz, as well as Gilad Kahana, Ohad Knoller, Makram Khoury and Rotem Keinan. This looks powerful with some stunning cinematography by Slawomir Idziak (of Black Hawk Down, Gattaca). Have a look below.

Here's an official US trailer for Natalie Portman's A Tale of Love and Darkness, in high def on Apple:

A Tale of Love and Darkness Poster

Based on the international best-seller by Amos Oz, A Tale of Love and Darkness is the story of his youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man’s relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell become the stories we live. A Tale of Love and Darkness is the feature directorial debut of actress Natalie Portman, who also produced the film. The screenplay is by Natalie Portman, adapted from Amos Oz's memoir of the same name. This first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year, and also played at the Toronto and Beijing Film Festivals. Focus World will release A Tale of Love and Darkness in select theaters starting August 19th later this summer. Planning to see this?

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Nice. To dream is to live... so true.

tarek on Jul 22, 2016


There's only one way this movie could be of any interest to me and that is if it truly concerned itself with a fair and compassionate forming of a 2 state country or whatever. Instead of this current demonization and inhumane violence that has been the norm for much too long. Besides that I thought the look of the movie to be atrocious. Ugly, digital photography that just kills it for me. How we came to this point to so totally ignore the visual aesthetics of films is beyond me. Cinema is a viewing of images and one would think that the visual aesthetics would be high on the list when undertaking a cinematic endeavor. It sure used to be. Not so much anymore. The look of this movie, to me, was just ugly...and distracting. It's a shame. I will agree with Alex pertaining to Slawomir Idziak, the DP's work; not on this movie; on films such as Black Hawk Down and Gattaca. I watched Proof of Life just the other night and the cinematography of that film was astounding. Just beautiful in the jungles with the rich greens and also in the interiors. Great work. Much, much better than the look of this movie. Again, for me, a great pity.

Bo on Jul 22, 2016


Respect to your convictions, Bo. // My friend hyped up this place in NYC for years. It is called "Dough". They make "artistically" doughnuts with ingredients like hibiscus and cacao nibs. All of the reviews for this place were glowing. I finally made the pilgrimage and lo and behold, I hated them. They were not sweet enough and tasted like dull. The point is, sometimes we know what we like and "suffer" for this knowledge.

DAVIDPD on Jul 23, 2016


Thanks for this reply, David. Pretty funny reply to boot, which I always appreciate. Disappointment because of the hyperbole is a common experience these Cheers.

Bo on Jul 23, 2016


Not disappointed because of the hyperbole, but because my conviction in what I like is strong enough not to bow before the fawning the masses. Like your conviction to film vs. digital recordings.

DAVIDPD on Jul 23, 2016


Okay. Good post. I too don't allow the hyperbole to effect me, let alone be disappointed when I discover that it is indeed hyperbole. Lot of it going around these days in the marketing of movies, or any product for that matter. I congratulate you on not falling prey to the fawning of the masses, David. That is a very important faculty to posses, as so many are so unaware and are easily manipulated and succumb to the mass mentality. A horrible thing indeed, but such is life and such are most people. So, again, good for you for separating yourself from that kind of madness. Very admirable indeed. Cheers.

Bo on Jul 23, 2016


I can follow personal drama and fear but I don't care whatsoever about the birth of a state or a nation. From today's perspective, personal is what matters in that period of history...

shiboleth on Jul 22, 2016


The fact that G-d seems to have "promised" the same land to his three different religions must make you at least have some pause.

DAVIDPD on Jul 23, 2016


It's almost as if the whole thing was some kind of ruse.

Carpola on Jul 24, 2016

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