Quiet On Set

The words we’ve all been waiting for, tweeted by Amos Oz’s daughter. Natalie’s directorial debut, A Tale Of Love And Darkness, has begun filming.

As an aside, here is a little excerpt from the Times Of Israel piece about the translator who took Natalie’s English script and translated it back to Hebrew.

Most recently, Gavron has been working on the Hebrew translation of the screenplay for Natalie Portman’s newest film, based on Amos Oz’s memoir, “A Tale of Love and Darkness.”

“It’s a kind of translation back,” he said of the screenplay, given that Portman first wrote the script in English, and Gavron is now translating it back into Hebrew, as the film will be in Hebrew. He’s working with Oz’s original book, “which is very poetic and very literary,” he said. “Adapting it to the screen can’t be the same, because when you read a book, you have the time to reflect and reread and to think, and when you see it on the screen, you don’t have the time to think.”

(And yes, she’s a pleasure to work with.)

Thanks to Kitten.