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Times Staff Writer"Alila," the title of the new film by Israeli director Amos Gitai, translates from the Hebrew simply as "plot." But the story and even the characters turn out to be less interesting than the overview it gives us of the way Israelis live now, its...
Times Staff WriterCountries in crisis often produce their most involving films. As it was with Eastern bloc nations like Poland and Czechoslovakia during the Soviet occupation, so it is today with the state of Israel. As that nation wrestles with its agonizing...
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic3 1/2 stars (out of 4) Sometimes the world of cinema, like the world at large, gives us something extraordinary that is also a painful reminder of lost opportunities. One such example is "September 11," an often brilliant, always revelatory, deeply...
Times Staff WriterThe 58th Festival de Cannes struck a mighty blow for socially conscious yet highly dramatic cinema Saturday when it awarded the Palme d'Or to Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's quietly devastating "The Child." It was the second Palme for the Belgian...
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