Natalie Portman is arguably the most famous actress actually from Israel.
She, of course, holds her heritage in high regard. That’s why her directorial debut is based on the 2002 book ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ by Amos Oz. The story tells the formation of the state of Israel in the late 40’s through the eyes of a young boy and his mentally ill mother. Portman not only directed the film but also wrote and stars as Amos’s Mother Fania. The film had it’s debut at this year’s Cannes film festival and is entirely in Hebrew, but with English subtitles.
A Tale of Love and Darkness releases on August 19, 2016.