Under the Domim Tree
aka Etz Hadomim Tafus
First screened in May 2015
Director: Eli Cohen. Cast: Kaipu Cohen, Riki Blich, Ohad Knoller, Jenya Kazan, Aya Schtiftal, Orli Perl, Roni Neuman, Juliano Mer, Rahel Dobson, Tom Van Die, Gila Almagor, Uri Avrahami, Yael Pearl, Alexander Peleg, Tali Atzmon, Ohad Shahar, Helen Eleazari, Olga Guzman, Michael Tabkin, Dina Alperovich, Anat Mislovati, Dina Margolin, Tomer Stern. Screenplay: Gila Almagor and Eyal Sher (based on the book by Gila Almagor).

Twitter Capsule: Occasionally conjures the complex affects of Holocaust orphans praying for miracles. Often settles for chintz.

VOR:   Archetypes and story arcs come into focus fairly quickly, as does the aesthetic register of a film entertaining adult notions but hoping to placate grown-up and kids alike.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

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