"Under the Domim Tree"
Directed by Eli Cohen
Based on the
autobiographical memoir by Gila Almagor (The Summer of Aviya), this "gentle,
loving film about confronting the past" (Los Angeles Times) is the poignant
and harrowing story of a group of teenagers living in a youth village for orphans who
survived the Nazi concentration camps and other troubled Israeli youths in the 1950s. When
life becomes unbearable, the teens find refuge under the beautiful Domim Tree, the only
place where they feel at peace. "One of the most beautiful movies of the past 20
years, maybe longer" (The Record). Winner at the Jerusalem Film
Festival. Starring Kai Cohen, Juliano Mer and Gila Almagor.
Color, Hebrew with English subtitles. 102 minutes.