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    A whole life with a black hole inside

    BIOGRAPHY: The dark side behind the international success story of Ams Oz, a symbol of the Israeli conscience and literary superstar
    Director: Yair Qedar
    Producer: Yair Qedar
    Country: Israel

    A year before the Israeli author Amos Oz died, he called his good friend Nurith Gertz and asked her for one last request. Already ill with cancer he asked her to write his biography – should he die before her. Amos Oz passed away in 2018, and Nurith Gertz, a professor and longtime friend of Oz, set out to write an acclaimed book that has so far only been published in Hebrew. At the same time, Israeli filmmaker Yair Qedar made an insightful documentary on the subject.

    Amos Oz wanted Gertz to paint the whole picture. He did not want her to write only the good things. He wanted to be presented . . .

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    Hans Henrik Fafner
    Fafner is a regular critic in Modern Times Review.
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