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TABOO: Amos Guttman


Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
June 3, 7:00 pm
Innis Town Hall

Film Details

Country Israel
Year 2024
Running Time 77 MIN
Language Hebrew
Director Shauly Melamed

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Born in Romania in 1954, Amos Guttman would go on to become one of the most singular directors in Israeli cinema. Centred around the last interview Guttman gave before dying of AIDS at 38, this incisive documentary explores his life and work that challenged the conservative Israeli film establishment and paved the way for future gay Israeli directors. Never feeling fully at home in Israel as a gay man and an immigrant, he was committed to portraying the experiences of society’s marginalized groups, particularly those of sex workers and the LGBTQ+ community. Despite this, Guttman never considered himself to be an overtly political filmmaker. See also Amazing Grace.

Presentation Details

Guest Dr. Ariel Schweitzer, author of The New Israeli Cinema (Le nouveau cinema israélien) and professor in the Cinema Department at Tel Aviv University.

Co-presented With
Other Festivals - International Film Festival Rotterdam 2024
- Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2024

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