NIF Film Club: Incitement

2 June 2020

In September 1993, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin announces the Oslo Accords, which aim to achieve a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Yigal Amir, a law student and a devoted Orthodox Jew, cannot believe that his country’s leader will cede territory that he and many others believe is rightfully – by the word of God – theirs. Convinced he must stop the signing of the peace treaty in order to fulfill his destiny and bring salvation to his people, Amir’s warped mind sees only one way forward.

NIF Film Club discussed this film with NIF’s VP of Public Engagement Libby Lenkinski and director Yaron Zilberman.

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photo of Yaron ZilbermanYaron Zilberman directed, co-wrote, and produced his internationally acclaimed debut feature film A Late Quartet, starring Academy Award winners Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken, Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener and Silver Bear Winner Mark lvanir. The film tells the story of a world-renowned New York based string quartet as its members struggle to stay together on the eve of their 25th anniversary season. A Late Quartet debuted to a standing ovation at the Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentations) and has since been theatrically released all over the world. Zilberman’s first film, the award-winning feature length documentary Watermarks was co-produced with HBO and ARTE, having both successful North American and international theatrical releases. The film tells the story of the champion women swimmers of the esteemed Jewish sports club Hakoah Vienna, as they reunite in their 80s to swim together one more time in the city from which they were forced to escape 65 years earlier. Zilberman graduated from M.I.T. with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Science. Incitement is his third film, an official selection at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.

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