Foxtrot 15

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This film was last shown on 7 March 2019

The new film from Samuel Maoz (director of 2009’s Lebanon) charts the story of a troubled family in Israel who are forced to confront difficult truths when they receive shocking news from their son’s isolated military post. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival in 2017, Maoz’s film is a fierce, bold and visionary nightmare that dares us not to look away.

Foxtrot plays out in three acts, forming a powerful triptych exploring loss and grief. The first act follows a pair of parents who receive devastating news from army officials; the second a remote desert checkpoint, where their son Jonathan lives with other soldiers. The third and final act lands us back in the city, showing us in more detail how collective hurt and anger can be passed down through the bloodline.

An urgent and unflinching film, but one that is frequently also touching and witty, this Israeli drama has already been called one of the best films of the year.


Samuel Maoz
1 hour 53 minutes
Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonathon Shiray


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