Amos Gitai

Esther, 1986

An early episode in Esther reveals the deliberately atemporal tone of the film’s rote depiction of the titular character from the Old Testament as officers dispatched by King Ahasverus (Zare Vartinyan) on a mission to find the fairest maidens in the kingdom (among whom, one will replace the disfavored Queen Vashti) traverse an ancient hillside… read more »