Not Mine to Love (Shlosha Yamim Veyeled) (1967) | Asian Restored Classics 2019

  • September 14, 2019 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Saturday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Director: Uri Zohar
Runtime: 90 minutes
Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew
Rating: M18 (Sexual Scenes)
Restored Version

Infused with a French New Wave sensibility, this story of personal unrest relfects a nation haunted by the past and feeling itself threatened by the new. Eli is a typical Israeli man: outwardly tough and cynical, vulnerable on the inside. One day, he receives an unexpected call from a long-lost love. She asks Eli to look after her three-year-old for a few days; he accepts, though dreding revising the pain of rejection which, years ago, led him to abandon his kibbutz (communal settlement). Uncertain if the child is his, Eli ambivalent towards him, worrying over hm yet drawing him into dangerous games. Questioning the Israeli ethic of kibbutz, this provocative work is widely considered a milestone in Israeli cinema.