Acclaimed filmmaker Amos Gitai blends the words of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s widow, Leah, with live music and projected imagery to yield this intimate theatrical counterpoint to his 2015 investigative film, Rabin, the Last Day.
Seated at either end of a table, two Israeli actresses read from Leah’s memoirs. Together, they travel back through time to explore the violence that led to Rabin’s assassination, traumatizing a country and sending shockwaves across the world. Premiered at the Festival d’Avignon last summer, the piece exists between an elegy and a lullaby, a poetic fable "reconstructing the past and renewing the conscience of humanity” (Inferno Magazine).
“A beautiful moment of reconstruction and communion.”– Libération
Wednesday, July 19 Alice Tully Hall
Text Amos Gitai and Marie-José Sanselme
Director Amos Gitai
Lighting Design Jean Kalman
Producer Laurent Truchot
Music Luigi Nono, J.S. Bach, Jürg Frey, Louis Lewandowski
With Sarah Adler, Einat Weizman
Piano Edna Stern
Soprano Keren Motseri
Violin Alexey Kochetkov
Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
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