A conflicted young Israeli is torn between family obligation in his working class home life, and his raging personal aspirations, in this powerful, realistic drama drawn from the filmmaker’s own experiences teaching remedial students. Nominated for 8 Israeli Academy Awards and the Jerusalem Film Festival prize for Best Israeli Feature.
Ranked among the greatest and most historically significant films, this is the unsparing, profoundly moving epic, a rigorous, sobering, accessible and artistically stunning Holocaust drama that continues to inspire with lessons of moral courage. Winner of 7 Academy Awards including for Best Picture, its black-and-white cinematography, and John Williams’ haunting score.
Classic Film Series