|Quality: DVD9||Release date: March 25, 2020|
|Keywords: –||Genres: Drama, Comedy, Romance|
|Duration: 83 min||Original title: נולדתי בירושלים ואני עדיין חי|
This week on #Spoilerpiece, we talk about films from @bostonjewishfilm's Boston Israeli Film Festival: BREAKING BREAD, FORGIVENESS, I WAS NOT BORN A MISTAKE, and BORN IN JERUSALEM AND STILL ALIVE. (We also discuss PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE and the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival!) Evan tells Megan and Dave about the documentary BREAKING BREAD (directed by Beth Elise Hawk), about how food unites people across cultures; the dark comedy FORGIVENESS (directed by Guy Amir and Hanon Savyon), starring what Evan calls Israel’s Nick Frost and Simon Pegg; the documentary I WAS NOT BORN A MISTAKE (directed by Rachel Rusinek and Eyal Ben Moshe), about an orthodox trans woman; and the dark comedy BORN IN JERUSALEM AND STILL ALIVE (directed by Yossi Atia and David Ofek), about a man who gives "terror tours" and grapples with trauma. Listen to the episode at the link in our bio or at: https://spoilerpiece.libsyn.com/episode-292-portrait-of-a-lady-on-fire-the-boston-scifi-film-festival-and-the-boston-israeli-film-festival #film #movies #filmreview #moviereview #podcast #filmpodcast #moviepodcast #podcasting #podcastersofinstagram #bostonisraeliff #BreakingBread #BethEliseHawk #Forgiveness #GuyAmir #HanonSavyon #IWasNotBornAMistake #RachelRusinek #EyalBenMoshe #BornInJerusalemAndStillAlive #YossiAtia #DavidOfek #comedy #documentary
NEW EPISODE! This week on #Spoilerpiece, we discuss PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, the Boston Israeli Film Festival, and the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival. Megan talks about PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, her favorite film of 2019, which is *finally* out in U.S. theatres. Written/directed by Céline Sciamma, it's a beautiful, sensitive, passionate, and yearning queer love story. It boasts riveting performances, enthralling cinematography, and arresting mise-en-scène. A haunting and heartbreaking film that articulates the heteronormative constraints and societal expectations placed on women and underscores the vital urgency of creating art in women's lives. Evan covers the Boston Israeli Film Festival. He discusses the documentary BREAKING BREAD (directed by Beth Elise Hawk), about how food unites people across cultures; the dark comedy FORGIVENESS (directed by Guy Amir and Hanon Savyon), starring what Evan calls Israel’s Nick Frost and Simon Pegg; the documentary I WAS NOT BORN A MISTAKE (directed by Rachel Rusinek and Eyal Ben Moshe), about an orthodox trans woman; and the dark comedy BORN IN JERUSALEM AND STILL ALIVE (directed by Yossi Atia and David Ofek), about a man who gives "terror tours" and grapples with trauma. Then the gang covers the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival. Megan talks about PROXIMA (co-written/directed by Alice Winocour), a French film starring Eva Green, who gives a phenomenal performance as an astronaut struggling to balance the rigorous demands of her career and single motherhood. Evan and Megan discuss THE LONG WALK (directed by Mattie Do, Laos' only woman filmmaker), a fantastic eerie Laotian horror/sci-fi film featuring an older man and a ghost who helps him to travel through time, and the fallout that results from it. Then, Dave, Evan, and Megan discuss AFTER WE LEAVE (written/directed by Aleem Hossain), a dystopian film with some good elements (acting and themes of immigration, poverty, and environmentalism) and some that we wish had been better. Listen to the episode at the link in our bio or at: https://spoilerpiece.libsyn.com/episode-292-portrait-of-a-lady-on-fire-the-boston-scifi-film-festival-and-the-boston-israeli-film-festival
While walking down Jaffa Road, Jerusalem native Ronen Matalon overhears a tour guide offering a sanitized version of his hometown's recent history. This inspires him to begin taking tourists to famous bombing sites and giving them a droll take on the absurdity of everyday life during the terrorist attacks of the 1990's and 2000's. On one of his tours he meets Asia, an ex-Jerusalemite living in Barcelona, and their relationship challenges him to begin healing from the trauma that envelops his emotional life. Deftly blending romantic comedy with the complexities of modern life, Born in Jerusalem and Still Alive is a sensitive and hilarious award-winning debut film from director, writer and star Yossi Atia. Link in bio.