On September 18, our regular screening program 'Subtitled Tuesday' (with English subtitles included) will present the powerful and controversial triptych 'Foxtrot' by Israeli director Samuel Maoz. Screening starts at 8 p. m.
When military representatives ring their bell with news of their son’s demise, Michael and Daphna collapse under utter desperation. Trite condolences and empty patriotic phrases of the military bureaucrats only aggravate the situation. While Daphna turns to sedatives for solace, Michael falls into a pit of rage, but then experiences something so surprising and unlikely that it’s almost like his son’s surreal military experience. Structured as three stylistically different parts, 'Foxtrot' shows the intensity and absurdity of the culture of militarism from several perspectives.
Alternatingly emotional and ironic with biting humour, this bold and visually impressive film won the Silver Lion grand jury prize in Venice, as well as the HT audience award at last year's Zagreb Film Festival.