(July 14, 2022 / JNS) Inspired by true events in 1948, Hassanin, an Egyptian filmmaker, is tasked with documenting a raid on the isolated kibbutz Nitzanim on the Israeli-Egyptian border. When the kibbutz learns of the impending army raid, a number of parents, including Mira, a young but valiant mother, are forced to reckon with the cost of war and make an impossible choice. Hassanin’s values are also tested as he becomes an eye-witness to a massacre.
That is the synopsis of the 2021 Israeli feature film “Image of Victory,” to be released on Netflix on July 15. It’s based on a story by Liraz Brosh and Ehud Bleiberg, and stars a number of actors who appeared in the Netflix hit Israeli series “Fauda.”
The movie is directed by Avi Nesher and produced by Ehud Bleiberg, known for the 2007 comedy-drama “The Band’s Visit,” which performed well in the United States and was later made into a theatrical production.
“Image of Victory” won three Ophir Awards, colloquially known as the Israeli Oscars or the Israeli Academy Awards.
It made the rounds of U.S. Jewish and Israeli film festivals in the past year, receiving strong reviews.
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