Amos Gitaï, la violence et l’histoire

  • 76'
  • France
  • 2021

After a long absence, Amos Gitaï returns to IFFR – as the subject of a dense documentary that develops a general idea about his art apropos two aspects of his sprawling oeuvre. Laurent Roth, who in 2019 fascinated IFFR audiences with his unorthodox portrait of another filmmaker, Pierre Schoendoerffer, discusses with Gitaï his series House (1980), A House in Jerusalem (1998) and News from Home/News from House (2005). But also his cycle of works investigating and remembering the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, which includes seemingly every way to tell a story, ranging from a fiction feature to an installation.

Consider it an experimental arrangement, and be aware that through a focus on other series and clusters in Gitaï’s work different aspects of his vision and personality could be highlighted. This is the compassionate as well as caustic political fighter, the public intellectual.

Director
Laurent Roth
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
France
Production Year
2021
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Length
76'
Medium
DCP
Languages
French, English
Production Company
INA - Institut National de l'Audiovisuel
Sales
INA - Institut National de l'Audiovisuel
Screenplay
Laurent Roth
Cinematography
Jérôme Colin
Editor
Lavigne Ginette
Sound Design
Laurent Thomas
Music
Joannès Roth