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Amazing Grace Hessed Mufla


Screening Information

June 4 – June 5
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country Israel
Year 1992
Running Time 95 MIN
Language Hebrew
Director Amos Guttman

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Winner of the 1992 Wolgin Award and best film at the Haifa International Film Festival, Amazing Grace was a major influence on an emerging generation of gay directors like Eytan Fox and Tomer Heymann. It is the last feature by Amos Guttman (the subject of this year’s documentary Taboo) before dying from AIDS in 1993, and also his most autobiographical one. The first Israeli film to deal openly with AIDS, this moving melodrama marks Guttman’s move away from the margins of Israeli cinema into the mainstream. It focuses on the love story between Jonathan, an 18-year old Israeli and Thomas (Sharon Alexander, Life According to Agfa), who lives in New York but comes to visit his mother in Israel.

Presentation Details

Co-presented With
Review “The beauty can be found in the everyday – unexpected twists and turns included.” IFFR (International Film Festival Rotterdam) featured review by Olaf Möller
Photo Credit Yoni Menachem
Other Festivals - Jerusalem Film Festival 1992: Winner of Best Feature