Carmel (2009)

Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai offers an impressionistic look at his nation's long history of armed conflict in this experimental feature. Carmel begins with a re-creation of a battle from the first century, with Hebrews fighting off an… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 13, 2009
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Carmel will be embraced by Gitai fans, who are familiar with his work and ideas. Casual moviegoers will be perplexed.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

Unfortunately, the viewer is left out of the equation.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

An impressionistic family chronicle with a tender heart.

Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine

In an era of impersonal filmmaking, Carmel is as personal as a movie can be without naked body parts.

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David Fear
Time Out

Gitai has never been shy about adding autobiographical elements to his dramas, which only underlines Carmel's central irony: His most blatantly personalized movie feels like his least personal statement to date.

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This confusing collection of sometimes surreal vignettes appears to be an autobiographical reflection by its Israeli director, mixed with recreations of a… More