Winner of the Venice Grand Jury Prize and eight Israeli Ophir Awards, Foxtrot is a thrillingly inventive, tragic and funny examination of Israeli military culture.
When Michael and Dafna are visited by army officials, who inform them of the death of their soldier son, the couple is devastated. Michael’s grief leads to anger and frustration, until a strange twist sets the narrative on its head, leading to a dizzying exploration of history and fate. Maoz won the Venice Golden Lion for his superb debut film, Lebanon set almost entirely in a tank. Here his view is more expansive, and Foxtrot zips back and forth in time and place, incorporating animation, music and an unforgettable dance sequence. Laced with irony and humour, and intellectually and viscerally powerful,Foxtrot is a meticulously crafted and beautifully acted film.
“Brilliantly constructed… this is award-winning filmmaking on a fearless level.” – Variety
“Compelling and urgent” – The Guardian
“Beautiful deadpan satire – unexpected…masterful.” – IndieWire
“Funny… Fascinating… Truly profound.” – Vanity Fair
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
Classification: MA15+ (Strong sexualised imagery)
Distributor: Sharmill Films
Dates & Times:
Friday 20 July 2018 at 7pm
Saturday 21 July 2018 at 8pm