A Tale of Love and Darkness

Review: A Tale of Love and Darkness

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

  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…

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ATOLAD screening

 
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

 
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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Fox Beat Video

  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…

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