Past screening

P.S. Jerusalem

Directed by: Danae Elon
Runtime: 1hr 27min Year: 2015
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Directed by: Danae Elon
Runtime: 1hr 27min Year: 2015
Country: Canada
Last Screened: Thu 9th Mar 2017

Filmmaker Danae Elon began to film her young sons the moment she and her partner Philip decided to leave New York and return to Jerusalem.

“… a deeply affecting, very personal film about the nature of identity.” – 972 Magazine

The decision was prompted by the death of her father, leading Israeli intellectual and critic Amos Elon. It was his dying wish that Danae not return, but her attachment to the place she always called home was stronger.

On a journey back Danae’s camera captures her three young boys growing up, asking endless questions and confronting the reality around them. The place she once saw as “home” challenges her relationship with her partner and her children’s future.It is through the prism of parenthood, children and a family that the story of this film exposes a deep, complex and painful portrait of Jerusalem today.