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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Mur

Fortnight 2004, Feature film, 1h39

Synopsis

Mur is a cinematic reflection on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in which the filmmaker clouds the issues of hatred by insisting on her double culture as Jew and Arab. In an original documentary approach, the film follows the line of separation that is eviscerating one of the most history-laden landscapes in the world, imprisoning some and enclosing others. On the building site of this aberrant wall, the daily utterances and holy chants, in Hebrew and in Arabic, withstand the discourses of war and pass through the tumult of drills and bulldozers.

Director

Simone Bitton

Simone Bitton was born in Morocco. She is both an Israeli and a French citizen. She graduated from the French Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinematographiques (IDHEC) in 1981 and directed more than 15 documentary films. Her work varies in style from historical inquiries, to first-hand reportages, and intimate portraits of cutting-edge authors, artists, and political figures. All of her films attest to her deep personal and professional commitment to better representing the complex histories and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa. Several of her works have been broadcast simultaneously on European, Arab, and Israeli television and engendered passionate debate on all sides of the Mid-East conflict.

Screenplay
Documentaire

Image
Jacques Bouquin

Sound
Jean-Claude Brisson

Editing
Catherine Poitevin-Meyer, Jean-Michel Perez

Music
Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble, Rabih Abu-Khalil

Production : Cine-Sud Promotion 130, rue de Turenne 75003 Paris France tél : +33 (0)1 44 54 54 77 fax : +33 (0)1 44 54 05 02 cine-sud@noos.fr co-Production : Arna Productions (Jérusalem) ventes à l’étranger : Wide 42bis, rue de Lourmel 75015 Paris France tél : +33 (0)1 53 95 04 64 fax : +33 (0)1 53 95 04 65 wide@widemanagement.com distribution: Les Films du Paradoxe BP 47 B 92270 Bois Colombes tél: +33 (0)1 46 49 33 33 fax: +33 (0)1 46 49 32 23 films.paradoxe@wanadoo.fr presse : Thierry Lenouvel mob : +33 (0)6 89 35 51 06 Claire Viroulaud Mob : +33 (0)6 87 55 86 07