Rabin, the Last Day by Amos Gitai (Israel/France, 2015, 153 min.). Hebrew with English subtitles.
On November 4, 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated at a political rally in Tel Aviv. The killer was a 25-year-old student and observant Jew. As acclaimed filmmaker Amos Gitai reveals in his provocative new film, the murder was the culmination of a climate of hate and paranoia fueled by the hysterical rhetoric and political intrigue of extremists who condemned Rabin by invoking an obscure Talmudic ruling and right-wing politicians who joined in the campaign of incitement. Winner of the Human Rights Film Network Award at the Venice Film Festival.
A discussion with the filmmaker follows the screening.
“I hope a lot of Americans see this film – for the warning it offers.” –Thomas Friedman, The New York Times
“A tough-minded, unflinching work of art, the first great film of 2016.” –Jewish Week
“Knockout dramatic thriller…a startling portrait of political upheaval.” –Indiewire