FOXTROT [ISRAEL], THU 7 NOVEMBER, 8PM

By February 22, 2018 Homepage, Season 21 films

A rallying cry against war that charts the story of an Israeli family who are forced to confront difficult truths when they receive shocking news from their son’s desolate military checkpoint.

Michael and Dafna Feldmann are told that their son Jonathan has died in the line of duty while serving in the Israeli army. As they come to terms with the news and prepare for the funeral, they’re informed that a horrifying mistake has been made. Meanwhile, we get a glimpse into Jonathan’s life manning an isolated checkpoint. He and his colleagues never know what will happen when a car pulls up to the barrier.

This film by Lebanese director Samuel Maoz is an extraordinary, complex drama that is both a visceral exploration of military life and an emotionally raw family drama. A source of controversy in its native Israel, Foxtrot is a film full of anger and sadness, and one that is as deeply personal as it is political.

Surrealism and slapstick combine in an unforgettable masterclass…Every single sequence in this controversial Israeli film is thrillingly unexpected.The Irish Times ★★★★★

Brilliantly constructed with a visual audacity that serves the subject rather than the other way around, this is award-winning filmmaking on a fearless level. – Variety

A sad, noble rallying cry against war.RTE.ie ★★★★★

Israel’s hottest export of the year lives up to the hype. an intricate, dazzling cinematic dance. – Los Angeles Times

Fascinating, funny, beautiful and truly profound. – Vanity Fair

Israel, 2017 | Language: Hebrew | 108 minutes | Cert: CLUB

Director: Samuel Maoz

Cast: Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonatan Shiray, Karin Ugowski