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Review: A Tale of Love and Darkness

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A couple months back I finally caught Natalie Portman’s feature directorial (and writing) debut, A Tale of Love and Darkness. The fact that it’s taken me this long to post anything says that a) I’ve been busy and b) I don’t have much to say.

A Tale of Love and Darkness

It’s a sincere and accomplished film that, to me at least, didn’t feel like it came from a first-time filmmaker. But like Natalie’s character, it feels somewhat removed and distant. I felt like an observer the whole time, never drawn into the story or characters.
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Back to August

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Before Jackie’s intense promotional campaign began in September, Natalie did the same with her directorial debut four months ago. On August 19, she attended a special screening of A Tale of Love and Darkness at Sunshine Cinema in New York, and finally here we have the complete video of the later Q&A, with a great image quality and perfectly edited. Enjoy:

ATOLAD screening

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Natalie attended a screening of A Tale of Love and Darkness at the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival yesterday, giving a nice surprise to Amos Oz, the author of the memoir on which the film is based. Here we have a photo of the moment, and a video from the facebook page of the festival:

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Tidbits

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The news about Natalie pile up, so here are a few as Tidbits.

A Tale of Love and Darkness opens in Germany on November 3, and Spiegel Online has an interview with Natalie because of it. Unfortunately, the full article is for subscribers only, but we can enjoy a nice picture of her illustrating it:

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ATOLAD interview videos

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They have been two intense weeks of ATOLAD promotion for Natalie. In that time we have seen many photos and videos of her public appearances … but if that was not enough, here are a couple more to complete it.

-Popcorn interview, with Peter Travers:

– Full Q&A at the Landmark theatre in LA:

Fox Beat Video

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Today, A Tale of Love and Darkness is expanded to 25 theaters across the USA. On that occasion, Natalie is making a second round of interviews, with an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s show yesterday, and a short interview on Fox 5 Beat this morning. Here is the video:

Aol Build Full Video

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A few days ago we saw the full interview to 92nd Street Y, today we can see the conversation at Aol Build New York.

Enjoy…

Landmark Theatre Q&A

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And here we have the last promotion event of the week: an after screening Q&A last night, at the Landmark Theatre in LA:

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Sunshine Cinema Screening

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Natalie was at the Sunshine cinema in NY last night, attending a Q&A during a screening of A Tale of Love and Darkness. Here are a couple of instagram photos to prove it…

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Reel Pieces Video

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Natalie attended a conversation with Annette Insdorf on 92nd Street last night. Here we have the complete video interview:

ATOLAD USA release tidbits

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This has been an intense week in terms of news and public appearances in Natland… but here are a few more, as Tidbits 🙂

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Earlier this week, new reviews of the film came out, and although it continued the lukewarm tone of last year, recent days have appeared some good ones that have made the movie percentage has risen in sites like Metacritic and Rotten. Here are some of the most positives:

-LA Times:

“Natalie Portman makes her directorial debut with the touching Israeli memoir A Tale of Love and Darkness”

-Slant Magazine:

“Like Jerusalem itself, A Tale of Love and Darkness is a multilayered tapestry of Jewish history, where the past and the present coexist in both material and psychological term”

-The New York Times:

“From Natalie Portman, Israel’s Birth Distilled in Mood and Memory”

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92nd Street appearance

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Not one, but two were the events that Natalie attended yesterday to promote ATOLAD. She was at Aol Build in the morning, and afternoon was a conversation with Annette Insdorf on 92nd Street Y, not only on her directorial debut, but about her whole career. Hawtcelebs has the photos:

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Aol Build interview

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Natalie has been interviewed for Aol Build this morning about her directorial debut, and here are a couple of screen captures of the event, plus an instagram photo from the arrival

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Natalie On WSJ Cafe

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Natalie made another media appearance, this time for the Wall Street Journal Cafe, to promote ATOLAD. By now you might feel like you’ve heard enough about that project, so you might want to stick around for the end where Natalie talks about her non-involvement with Thor 3 (sounds pretty final), the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic and future directing projects.

Charlie Rose full interview

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Here it is: the full interview with Natalie on the Charlie Rose’s program last night.

Enjoy…

Bonus: A brief summary of the interview this morning, with Charlie Rose´s point of view…

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ATOLAD Premiere & After Party in NY

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Today was a great day to be a Natalie fan, certainly. After a couple of television appearances, here are a few pictures of the A Tale of Love and Darkness Premiere & After Party in New York.

Click on the images to see more photos:

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Edit: Premiere video added

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Natalie on Good Morning America

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Natalie has been in ABC’s Good Morning America this morning to promote her directorial debut. Here’s the video and a few photos

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Edit: YouTube link and photos added

New ATOLAD clip

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A new clip of A Tale of Love and Darkness, where we can enjoy the performances and the dark, elegant photography of the film:

LA Times interview

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Natalie is giving some interviews because of the release of her directorial debut in USA. One for a compilation article in the Jewish Journal, and another for LA Times, in which she expounds a little more about other issues apart from this film.

Click on the image below to see the full text:

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A Tale of Love and Darkness movie clip

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The USA release date of the film approaches, and new promotional material with it, like this nice video clip, where Natalie teach her child the value of kindness: