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P.S. Jerusalem (2017)




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Danae Elon exposes a deep, complex, and painful portrait of Jerusalem today. The filmmaker relocates her young family from New York City to her childhood home of Jerusalem, a decision prompted by the death of her father. Danae's camera captures her three young boys growing up, asking endless questions and confronting the reality around them. She sends them to the only school in the city that teaches Arab and Jewish children together, a respite from the conflict enveloping her surroundings. But can she keep her family together-and keep a cool head-in the political and cultural heat of Jerusalem?


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A cross between home movie and documentary essay, P.S. Jerusalem emerges as a rough-hewn but moving effort that, thanks to the ever-volatile situation in the Middle East, proves unfortunately timely.

March 22, 2017 | Full Review…

"P.S. Jerusalem" reflects not only on lost possibilities for Israel but also on lost friendships.

March 16, 2017 | Full Review…

P.S. Jerusalem is as modest as a home movie but profoundly captures the conflict between individual conscience and national identity.

March 15, 2017 | Full Review…

A documentary about the clash between romantic illusions in the Zionist dream of the early 50s and the ugly reality of today's Israel embodied in a family drama. Raw and realistic.

February 28, 2017 | Full Review…

This is a conversation starter, not especially distinguished as film-making but vital and deeply felt.

February 16, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

For all her politically correct talk about the occupation, apartheid, and Palestinian rights, Elon humanistically shows that a woman's separate peace can only go so far.

August 12, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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