Tuesday 14th May 2019 - 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Dense and intense, Foxtrot is like the US films on Vietnam that the Americans made against themselves. A family in Tel-Aviv is told that something went terribly wrong at their son’s desolate military post. Maoz transforms suffering and misery into Art. The tragi-comic absurdity of the situation, typical of any Army, suggests Israel managing to be both in peace and in war. The end of the film becomes more meaningful and hopeful.
The unexpected imagery and the powerful vision of the scenes are a ‘tour de force’ not to be missed. Foxtrot was nominated for an Oscar (then withdrawn) and got the Golden Lion in Venice and the Ophir Award for best film.
Israel/Switzerland/Germany/France 2017 – Hebrew with subtitles – Directed by Samuel Maoz with Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonaton Shiray – 113 min
It is a fierce, urgent, unflinching picture – THE GUARDIAN
Maoz and the gifted cinematographer Giora Bejach turns the desert into a dream-like landscape where a camel can walk through a security gate – ROLLING STONE
Brilliantly constructed with a visual audacity that serves the subject rather than the other way around – VARIETY