Nahum Glickson: Two Days in Israel

39 Minutes, 1977
Short Film
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Directed by: Eitan Green
Cast: Misha Asherov, Nellie Newman, Ami Traub
Production:Eitan Green
Photographer: Daniel Shneur
Language: Hebrew
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London-based Israeli author and journalist, Nachum Glickson, arrives in Israel for a flash in the pan visit, during which he hopes to promote an Israeli art exhibition in the UK capital. To that end, he enlists the help of his son’s ex-wife. The son, a hardline leftwing activist, has just been released from police custody over his political activities, and is now able to spend some quality time with his father. Across his entire film body of work, Eitan Green has excelled at relating both family and national conflicts with profound tenderness and empathy. The result, in this case, in not necessarily a dramatic film per se, but rather one that observes the Israeli identity crisis from just the right distance, which allows it to depict with great accuracy the ways in which Israeli politics, in all its facets, really is all a game – one that struggles to break out of its local boundaries.

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