Amos Gitai

Amos Gitai

Highest Rated: 89% Sacred (1999)

Lowest Rated: 26% Free Zone (2005)

Birthday: Oct 11, 1950

Birthplace: Haifa, Israel

Amos Gitai is an Israeli director known for his controversial films focusing on the conflicts of his country from a mostly liberal perspective. Gitai was an architecture student in both Haifa and California, but his education was interrupted in 1973 when he was called back to serve in the army during the Yom Kippur war. After a near-death experience on a rescue mission, he was impelled to undertake filmmaking. He started his career in France, producing a number of short films and documentaries. One of these, "Field Diary," about the struggles of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, was banned in Israel. During this time Gitai also turned out two celebrated features, "Golem" and "Berlin-Yerushalaim." He returned to Haifa, but his films remained controversial. "Kadosh," which examines the role of religion in Israeli society, was lambasted at home but won recognition for Gitai and Israeli cinema outside of the country. His next film, "Kippur," a largely autobiographical piece about his experience in the Yom Kippur war, was less contentious, even bringing praise from some Israeli film critics for its unexaggerated approach, and a Best Director nomination from the Awards of the Israeli Film Academy. His films have been nominated for Golden Palm awards at the Cannes Film Festival on four occasions, most recently in 2005 for "Free Zone."

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Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Tramway in Jerusalem Director,
Screenwriter
- 2019
71% No Score Yet West of the Jordan River Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 2017
68% 43% Rabin, the Last Day Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$28.4K 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tsili Director - 2014
No Score Yet 29% Ana Arabia Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lullaby to My Father Narrator,
Director,
Producer
- 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roses à crédit Director,
Screenwriter
- 2010
40% 0% Carmel Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 2009
64% 53% One Day You'll Understand Director $145.5K 2008
No Score Yet 29% Disengagement Director,
Writer
- 2007
No Score Yet 83% News From Home/News From House Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 2006
26% 35% Free Zone Director,
Writer
$32.4K 2005
No Score Yet 40% Promised Land Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 2004
41% 44% Alila Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
$48.5K 2003
31% 59% Kedma Director,
Writer,
Producer
$9.0K 2002
77% 66% 11-09-01: September 11 Director,
Writer
$120.0K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eden Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 2001
81% 60% Kippur Director,
Writer,
Producer
$112.3K 2000
89% 71% Sacred Director,
Writer
$742.4K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Day After Day Director,
Writer
$2.1K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet A House in Jerusalem Director - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zion, Auto-Emancipation Director - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arena of Murder Director,
Executive Producer,
Writer
- 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Devarim Goldman (Character),
Director
- 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Valley of the Wupper Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Golem, the Spirit of the Exile Director,
Screenwriter
- 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wadi 1981-1991 Director,
Writer
- 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yoman Sadeh (Field Diary)(Journal de campagne) Director - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Berlin-Jerusalem Director - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brand New Day Director - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Esther Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Field Diary Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet House Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1980

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2016