Directed by Amos Gitai
Two women seek out a new life in the Holy Land in this
beautiful, powerful portrait of the birth of Israel. Berlin Jerusalem
tells the story of two women: Else Lasker-Schuler, a German expressionist
poet, and Mania Shohat, a Russian revolutionary. Their journeys intersect in
Jerusalem, both a real city and the mythical place of their dreams. They
shudder at the reality but remain committed to making a better world.
Gorgeously photographed, this is a feast for the senses and a provocative
commentary on the conflict in the Middle East today. An Israeli epic.
German, Hebrew and other languages, with English subtitles. 83