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Incitement

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Screenings & Events

28Mar

Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 09:15PM - 11:18PM |SJCC - Mercer Island

About The Film

This psychological thriller chronicles the year leading to the assassination of Israel's Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995. A rare look into the radicalized mind of an assassin, the film examines the forces that acted on Yigal Amir, from his personal quest to become a hero in the eyes of his peers, to feelings of rejection from a love interest, to the intense polarization of politicians and religious leaders reacting to Rabin's efforts to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict once and for all. The film is a cautionary tale about what happens when leaders incite politics of violence and hate.

Festivals and Awards

  • 2019 Ophir (Israeli Film Academy) Award winner of Best Film and Best Casting
  • Israel's Oscar Submission to the 2020 Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film

Director Bio

Yaron Zilberman is a director and writer, known previously for WATERMARKS (SJFF 2004), about a Jewish women's swimming team from Vienna before WWII, and A LATE QUARTET (2012), starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walker, Catherine Keener, and Israeli actor Mark Ivanir. Zilberman was born in Haifa, Israel, and later moved to the United States in his twenties.

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Film Details:

Original Title: Yamim Noraim
Director
: Yaron Zilberman
Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew w/English subtitles
Running Time: 123
Year: 2019
Genre: Thriller

Subjects:

  • History
  • Israeli Politics
  • Extremism
  • Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • Rabin assassination

Rating/Warning: PG-13 (violence, language)

 Sponsors:

  • Moshe Dunie