Biography History War


In 1973, Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir navigated the Yom Kippur War, resulting in a peace agreement that led to a regional peace accord framework.

The phrase 'conflict in the Middle East' describes a tense series of conflicts, and a history difficult to comprehend or unpick. The filmmakers tell a compelling story by honing in on a three-week period, and following the protagonist cigarette to cigarette as she wove her own brand of diplomacy. Casualties are cleverly personalised and felt without being depicted, but nothing about this effort is simple, including the discordant ending. Try not to get distracted by looking for the actor under the prosthetics, her presence is felt nonetheless. The Iron Lady of Israel with a beating heart.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 2nd May 2024
Transmission Films 100 mins

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