Eden (2001)

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1h 31min  | Drama, Romance

In 1939, Kalman, an ambitious young businessman, leaves Europe to join his sister Samantha in Palestine. She lives with Dov, an idealistic architect obsessed with the Bauhaus style. With their friends, they form a group, which discusses the future Israeli State. A loose adaptation of Arthur Miller's novel "Homely Girl, A Life".

"At the height of the Zionist movement, Gitai films this anglophone couple who have come to Palestine for idealistic reasons... Their roots remain in their native country. The couple is wrapped up in a claustrophobic intimacy and never really connects with the land of their ideals. Except for her: she loses her position in this male-dominated world but discovers a certain dignity in being herself, alone." Toshi Fujiwara

Cast Samantha Morton, Thomas Jane, Luke Holland, Daphna Kastner, Danny Huston, Arthur Miller

Director Amos Gitai

Screenplay Amos Gitai, Marie-José Sanselme, Nick Villiers, after Arthur Miller ("Homely Girl")

Cinematography Renato Berta 

Production design Eitan Levi, Thierry François

Editing Monica Coleman, Kobi Netanel

Sound Michel Kharat, Alex Claude, Cyril Holtz

Costumes Laura Dinolesko

Makeup Department Ziv Katanov

Casting Ilan Moscovitch

Line producer(s) Laurent Truchot, Shuki Friedman, Kevin Gallagher

Production Agav Hafakot (Israel), Les Films Balenciaga, Cinévia Films (France), TF1 International, FRK International, R&C Produzioni

Festivals

Venice : Biennale di Venezia / Mostra d'arte cinematografica 2001

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