"Golem: The Spirit of Exile"
Directed by Amos Gitai
Amos Gitai fuses the Book of Ruth and other Biblical
tales of exile with the Jewish legend of the Golem, into a Biblical parable
for the modern world. Elimelech, Naomi, and their sons move to a new city.
Elimelech dies, and the sons are murdered. Naomi, stranded, forges an
enduring friendship with Ruth, one of her sons' widows. Together they
cautiously face the future. Set in a gorgeously photographed Paris, packed
with talent, heady with ambition, and infinitely mesmerizing, Golem: The
Spirit of Exile is a major achievement. Featuring Bernardo Bertolucci,
Sam Fuller, and Hanna Schygulla. French and other languages, with English
subtitles. 105 minutes.