Campfire

Directed by Joseph Cedar
Film Movement
2004
96 Minutes
Israel
Hebrew
Coming of Age, Jewish, Romance, Drama
Not Rated

The year is 1981. Rachel Gerlik, a widow with two beautiful teenage daughters, wants to join a new religious settlement in the West Bank. But to her chagrin, the group will not accept her unless she remarries and proves that she and her daughters can lead a chaste life. When Tami, her youngest daughter, is accused of seducing some local boys, Rachel is forced to make a deadly decision. Only the new man in Rachel's life can show her that living as an outcast is not as bad as it seems.

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Reviews

  • "Released as the settlements on the Gaza Strip were being dismantled, Cedar's film offers a refreshing new perspective of them and a sly critique of their origins."
    Ken Fox, TV Guide
  • "Remarkable! A winningly heartfelt little gem!"
    Jen Johans, Film Intution
  • "Always engaging to watch! A very warm and character-driven film that tackles the very timely, provocative subject of racial discrimination in a surprisingly gentle way."
    Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
Winner
Best Film
Award of the Israeli Film Academy
Winner
Best Best Director
Award of the Israeli Film Academy
Winner
Best Editing
Award of the Israeli Film Academy
Nominated
Best Actor
Award of the Israeli Film Academy
Nominated
Best Supporing Actor
Award of the Israeli Film Academy
Nominated
Best Supporting Actress
Award of the Israeli Film Academy
Nominated
Best Screenplay
Award of the Israeli Film Academy
Nominated
Best Music
Award of the Israeli Film Academy
Nominated
Best Art Direction
Award of the Israeli Film Academy
Nominated
Best Sound
Award of the Israeli Film Academy
Winner
Don Quixote Award
Berlin Int'l Film Festival
Winner
FIPRESCI Prize
Chicago Int'l Film Festival

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