"Time of Favor"
Directed by Joseph Cedar
The powder keg
that is Israel's West Bank is the setting for this tense drama that raises
vital questions about national loyalties and religious faith. A friendship
between Orthodox soldiers and students is divided by romantic rivalry and
fierce ideology inflamed by the passionate rhetoric of a Rabbi. The
personal, political and spiritual tensions lead to a planned terrorist act
in the heart of Jerusalem. "Highly atmospheric, it gets its charge by
dramatizing religious millennialism in a region that is the world epicenter
of irrationality" (J. Hoberman, Village Voice). Winner of six Israeli
Film Academy Awards. Hebrew with English subtitles. 101 minutes.