Berlin-Jerusalem. 1989. Israel/Netherlands/Italy/France/Great Britain. Directed by Amos Gitai. Screenplay by Gitai, Gudie Lawaetz. With Liza Kreuzer, Rivka Neuman, Markus Stockhausen. Digital projection. In Hebrew, German, French; English subtitles. 89 min.
Amos Gitai imagines the relationship between two remarkable women, the German-Jewish Expressionist poet Else Lasker-Schüler and the radical Russian Zionist Mania Shohat, moving between 1930s Berlin, city of glittering doom, and Palestine on a pioneering kibbutz for utopian Marxist living. Digital restoration courtesy CINEMATEK (Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique)