|Three Days and a Child|
|Directed by||Uri Zohar|
|Produced by||Amatsia Hiuni|
|Written by|| Dahn Ben Amotz |
|Music by||Dov Seltzer|
|Edited by||Jacques Ehrlich|
|Distributed by||Ergo Media (US)|
Three Days and a Child (Hebrew : שלושה ימים וילד, translit. Shlosha Yamim Veyeled) is a 1967 Israeli drama film directed by Uri Zohar. It is a modernist adaptation of a short story by the same name by A. B. Yehoshua and draws on the techniques and sensibilities of French New Wave cinema.
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According to one student of Israeli film, Three Days and a Child "ostensibly . . .sets up a dichotomy between [Eli's] alienated life in Jerusalem and the kibbutz idyll. His life in the city is characterized by loneliness, despair, estrangement from his lover and a mise-en-scène that stresses desolation, graves and thorns. In the hero’s consciousness, his kibbutz past is a memory of first love, flowering fields and flowing water. Yet . . . this perception of the protagonist is not so clear cut: life in the kibbutz wasn’t so harmonious, whereas his life in Jerusalem was not so terrible."
Three Days and a Child was a great success, critically and commercially, selling some 308,000 tickets.It was entered into the 1967 Cannes Film Festival where it was nominated for Best Film and Oded Kotler won the award for Best Actor.
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