After the passing of their mother, the siblings leave their home and travel to Tel Aviv, where they intend to start a new life. They meet Apolonia, the owner of Bar 51, who offers them help and work. Apolonia – starred by Eda Valeria Tal, the first Israeli transgender actress – desires the man’s affection, but his plan is entirely different… The film resembles the aesthetics of Almodóvar’s and Fassbinder’s films.

reż i scen: Amos Guttman, obs: Alon Aboutboul, Mosko Alkalai, Smadar Kilchinsky, Juliano Mer-Khamis, Irit Sheleg, Ada Valeria Tal, David Wilson, zdj: Yossi Wein, muz: Arik Rudich, 95′, Izrael 1985, dramat

Amos Guttman – memorial

A retrospective of Amos Guttman’s work. The producer was born in Transylvania, Georgia. At the age of 7 he moved to Israel, where later on he studied cinema in Beit Zvi.
In his not-so-long life (he died at the age of 39) he directed 4 feature and 3 short-feature films. He belonged to the group of Israeli film directors, who were the proponents of keeping the aesthetic values at the expense of its commercial distribution later on. His films were characteristic because of the way they connect the melancholy of picture and sound, distinctive way of selecting themes, distinct sensibility of rendering the subject. Amos Guttman’s work has never been presented in Poland.