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France, 2018

Original music : Winter Family Production : Les Films du tambour de soie, Vosges Télévision, Lyon Capitale TV

Programmed by Éva Tourrent


Goodbye Jerusalem is the portrait of four young Israelis living in Jerusalem. With the conflict going on, they try to consider their future in a country that does not offer them much. Between impotence and revolt, this choral film explores the fractures of Israeli society through the the hopes and desires of the future generation.

Tënk's opinion

“This place is extreme. So the bad becomes terrible, and the good becomes terrific.” These words, spoken in the first few minutes of the film, sum up the ambivalence of Israeli youth’s relationship with the capital, Jerusalem – a mixture of anger and resignation, struggle and hope. The editing alternates between words recorded during interviews over a long period of time and images of the city. Although their opinions differ, they all mention the struggle to find their place in Israel’s society, divided and at war. Should they rebel? Resist? Leave? With its bustling streets, its soldiers, its festivities and its dynamic nightlife, the city mirrors the deep complexity of this land and the extreme lucidity of its four protagonists. A very subtle, intricate portrait of a generation as well of a city and a country…

Éva Tourrent
Tënk artistic director

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