The story of Amos Oz's youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell become the stories we live.
This is not an action film. It is deeply meditative, and adheres to the book closely in mood.. Portman captures
Fania's mood, as well as the historical period extremely well. Watch the movie, to uncover the love of family in time of destruction.