Amos Gitai. Genèses PDF

Israeli filmmaker, who was trained as an architect. New York, Lincoln Amos Gitai. Genèses PDF New York, and the British Film Institute London.


Revenir, étape par étape, sur la genèse des films d’Amos Gitai, sur leur maturation, les tours et les détours d’un processus de création singulier, tel est le projet de cet ouvrage. Trois points de vue se succèdent : celui d’Amos Gitai lui-même, qui revient sur les images, clandestines ou apparentes, qui nourrissent son œuvre, celles de sa propre biographie, de son rapport intime aux lieux, aux paysages, aux personnes et aux événements qui forgent son univers. Celui de Marie-José Sanselme, coscénariste des films d’Amos Gitai depuis Kippour (2000), qui raconte le processus d’élaboration d’un film particulier, Kedma (2002). Celui de Jean-Michel Frodon, critique attentif à l’œuvre d’Amos Gitai, qui analyse les relations entre plusieurs groupes de films, fictions et documentaires. Les scénarios définitifs de sept films, Berlin Jérusalem, Golem l’esprit de l’exil, Kadosh, Kippour, Kedma, Alila, News from Home News from House, complètent cette exploration d’une œuvre ouverte à la complexité du monde. Une belle leçon de cinéma.

To date Amos Gitai has created over 90 works of art throughout 38 years. Gitai was born in Haifa and divides his time today between Paris and Haifa. German Bauhaus art school, and to Efratia Margalit, an intellectual, storyteller and a teacher. Gitai began his career directing mostly documentaries. The film follows a house in West Jerusalem, abandoned during the 1948 war by its Palestinian owner. Gitai consistently worked with during his career, offering a complex and layered view on the Geo-political Israeli reality. In this crumbling shell of a house, real hallucinations begin to take shape.

The film’s central idea is simple and the film has simply the force of that idea, no more, no less. House is dealing with a specific location and examines the complex relationships between the residents of the former stone quarry: Eastern European immigrants, survivors of the camps and Arabs who have also been expelled from their homes. Gitai turns the valley into a symbol of a possible coexistence. Gitai created as well fiction trilogies. The « Exile Trilogy » composed of Esther, 1985 that tells the Old Testament story of Esther, who does not know she is Jewish when she is chosen by King Ashasuerus as his wife and was presented at the International Critics’ Week of the Cannes Film Festival.