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The Museum

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Country Israel
Year 2017
Running Time 74 MIN
Language Hebrew, English
Subtitles English
Director Ran Tal

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“Exhilarating... a masterful look at the Israel Museum, which goes much deeper than a conventional documentary.” (The Jerusalem Post) Over a period of 18 months, filmmaker Ran Tal (The Garden of Eden, Children of the Sun) observes the daily life of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. A cast of colourful characters emerge: a singing security guard, the American museum director, the Jerusalemite curator, the Haredi kashrut inspector, custodians, tour guides and visitors as they pass through its doors. We are also given insight into the Museum’s attempts to incorporate Palestinian representation into its collection. Tal’s elegantly shot film shows us not only a microcosm of Israeli society, but also how this institution seeks to both reflect and mold Israeli history and culture.

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