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11 September 2017: Towards Jerusalem


Towards Jerusalem
Ruth Beckermann
1990 | 85 min | Colour | DCP

Towards Jerusalem is not about a chronological recording of history or a clear-cut evaluation of the short and conflict-loaden history of Israel; it is a snapshot, an instantaneous portrait which seems to set itself the Marker principle as a leitmotif: one never knows what one is filming. On the way to Jerusalem it is not only the many different landscapes, secular and religious buildings which in this country are often invested with several different mythological meanings, that reveal themselves, but also very different cultures.” – Christa Blümlinger

Part of our season on Ruth Beckermann, curated and introduced by Colm McAuliffe.