A tribute to David Perlov, the forefather of modern Israeli documentary cinema and to his 1963 revolutionary film In Jerusalem made a few years before the 1967 War in a divided city.
50 years after In Jerusalem, and inspired by Perlov, leading filmmakers from the Sam Spiegel Film School tell their story using their own personal perspective. Nine select films were curated with the original In Jerusalem to form a new, inter-generational film about a city that has dramatically changed – politically, demographically, economically and culturally.
Conceived by: Renen SchorrArtistic Advisors: Yael Perlov, Dan GevaDirected by: David Perlov, Dan Geva, David Ofek, Nadav Lapid, Benjamin Freidenberg, Moran Ifergan, Yarden Karmin, Amichai Chasson and Elad Schwartz, Boaz Frankel and Yair Agmon, Nayef Hammoud and Yotam KislevSponsored by: Israel Channel 8, The New Fund for Cinema and Television, The Jerusalem Development Authority, The Jerusalem Film and Television FundSubtitles: Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles
"Footsteps in Jerusalem" was named one the MoMA's 10 influential films of 2013
"Footsteps in Jerusalem" closed its opening week with a screening for 320 guests at New York's Museum of Modern Art
Every year there are films that resonate far beyond a theatrical release—if they manage to find their way to a commercial screen at all—or film festival appearance. Their significance can be attributed to a variety of factors, from structure to subject matter to language, but these films are united in their lasting impact on the cinematic art form. For this recurring series, the Department of Film combs through major studio releases and the top film festivals in the world, selecting influential, innovative films made in the past 12 months that we believe will stand the test of time. Whether bound for awards glory or destined to become a cult classic, each of these films is a contender for lasting historical significance, and any true cinephile will want to catch them on the big screen."
"Footsteps in Jerusalem" is a complex documentary film, yet much of it is without narration. The overall effect is one of diversity, poetry, shadow and light, a look at a city that has changed so much since 1963 and yet, in some ways, hasn't changed at all.
For the entire review by Amy Kronish, check: http://israelfilm.blogspot.co.il/search/label/--Footsteps%20in%20Jerusalem