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RABIN, THE LAST DAY

Project Description

Amos Gitai – Israel, France 2015 – 153 min – DCP – V.O.S.C.

Tuesday 9/20 20.00h – Tuesday 9/27 17.00h
Filmoteca de Catalunya
Fiction

Premiere in Catalonia

On the evening of Saturday, November 4, 1995, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is shot down with three bullets at the end of a huge political rally in the centre of Tel-Aviv. His killer apprehended at the scene turns out to be a 25-year-old student and observant Jew. Investigation into this brutal murder reveals a dark and frightening world that made this tragic deed possible. A subculture of hate fuelled by hysterical rhetoric, paranoia and political intrigue. The extremist rabbis who condemned Rabin by invoking an obscure Talmudic ruling. The prominent right wing politicians who joined in a campaign of incitement against Rabin. The militant Israeli settlers for whom peace meant betrayal. And the security agents who saw what was coming and failed to prevent it.

With a presentation on 20/9 by the poet, essayist and translator Arnau Pons, publisher of the Catalan version of Israel’s Holocaust and the Politics of Nationhood, by Idith Zertal.

Awards
Jury Special Award to Amos Gitai – Festival de Cine Europeo de Sevilla 2015 Golden Mouse & Human Rights Film Network Award, Amos Gitai – Venice Film Festival 2015

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