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The Fourth Window

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2021
  • 86 min.
  • Director(s): Yair Qedar
  • Producer(s): Yair Qedar

Synopsis

Behind the international success story of Amos Oz, a symbol of the Israeli conscience and a writer translated into 45 languages, lurked a double tragedy. When he was 12-years-old his mother committed suicide, and a few years before his death his daughter accused him of being physically and mentally violent, ending all communication with him. A series of conversations with his latest biographer presented in the film, weaves biographical passages, literature and conversations with the main people in his life, as Amos Oz tells his last story.

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Credits

Director(s)

Yair Qedar

Producer(s)

Yair Qedar

Script

Yair Qedar

Cinematography

Itay Marom, Uriel Sinay

Editor

Nili Feller

Original Music

Ophir Leibovitz

Original Language

English, Hebrew

Subtitles

English

Research

Lily Yudinsky

Sound Design

Aviv Aldema

Supporters & Broadcasters

The New Fund for Cinema and TV, The Other Israel Film Festival, KAN – Israeli Public Broadcast Corp, Mifal HaPayis, The Weil Bloch Foundation

Festival Highlights

  • WINNER

    Best Documentary
    Mumbai International Film Festival
    2021

Transylvania International Film Festival , Romania , 2022

Jewish Culture in Copenhagen , Denmark , 2022

Toronto Jewish Film Festival , Canada , 2022

Millenium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival , Poland , 2022

Oxford University , UK , 2022

University of Cambridge , UK , 2022

SERET- Israeli Film Festival , UK , 2022

Israfest Foundation (LA Israeli Film Festival) , USA , 2022

Montreal Israeli Film Festival , Canada , 2022

Detroit Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2022

Philadelphia Israeli Film Festival , USA , 2022

Master of Art Film Festival , Bulgaria , Literature Category , 2022

Mumbai International Film Festival , India , Competition , 2021

Warsaw International Film Festival , Poland , 2021

Docaviv International Film Festival , Israel , Competition , 2021

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival , Greece , 2021

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Reviews

  • A sober, engaging and thorough film that illuminates an unusually fraught life...
    Screen Daily
  • The Fourth Window is a well-crafted, respectful and highly informative film
    Cineuropa
  • Exceptionally well-made and fascinating new documentary
    The Jerusalem Post

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