Intimate Grammar

1 hour and 50 Minutes and 9 seconds , 2010
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Directed by: Nir Bergman
Production: Norma Productions, Tel Aviv
Cast: Orly Silbersatz Banai, Rivka Gur, Yehuda Almagor, Evelyn Kaplun

Nir Bergman’s film adaptation of David Grossman’s masterpiece, The Book of Intimate Grammar is set against the backdrop of Jerusalem between 1963-1965 and follows the coming-of-age story of 11-year-old Aaron; a late bloomer who has yet to hit puberty. The cause of Aaron’s stunted development remains unclear; it may be physiological – an obstructed gland perhaps? Or it may well be his overbearing, controlling mother, or his parents’ own troubled relationship. Or perhaps, it is in fact to do with his senile grandmother who is living with them. Whatever the reason, the film offers a painfully accurate, poetic exploration of adolescence. Intimate Grammar won the Grand Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival, and the Best Film Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

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