Wall

Direction
Year
2004
Country
  • France
  • Israel
Runtime
98min
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WALL (Mur) is a cinematic meditation on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in which the filmmaker blurs the lines of hatred by asserting her double identity as Jew and Arab. In an original documentary approach, the film follows the separation fence that is destroying one of the most historically significant landscapes in the world, while imprisoning one people and enclosing the other.

On the building site of this mad wall, daily utterances and holy chants, in Hebrew and in Arabic, defy the discourses of war, passing through the deafening noise of bulldozers. MUR offers its spectators a last glimpse of the beauty of this land and the humanity of its inhabitants a moment before they disappear behind the wall.

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  • Original Title
    Wall
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Simone Bitton; Thierry Lenouvel
  • Cinematography
    Jean-Michel Perez
  • Editing
    Catherine Poitevin
  • Sound
    Claire Viroulaud
  • Runtime
    98 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2004
  • Country
    • France
    • Israel
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • SUNDANCE 2005: World Cinema Special Jury Prize
    • CANNES 2004: Directors Fortnight
    • MARSEILLE 2004: Grand Prize, Best Documentary
    • JERUSALEM 2004: Grand Prize, Best Documentary
    • PESARO: Grand Prize, Best Film
    • MELBOURNE: Official Selection
    • MONTRÉAL: Nouveau Cinema, Best Documentary
    • MARRAKECH: Official Selection
    • BUENOS AIRES: Official Selection
    • SEATTLE: Official Selection
    • HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: Official Selection
  • Awards
    • Spirit of Freedom Award, Jerusalem Film Festival 2004
    • Grand Prix ;Best Documentary, Marseilles
    • International Documentary Film Festival 2004
    • Grosser Preis: Bester Film, Pesaro Film Festival 2004

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