'Up the Wrong Tree' gets it right
A man wants to get back together with his former girlfriend and a plot of land is slated to become a parking lot. Between the tangible and the symbolic and between the personal and the public, Gur Bentvich’s new film puts him among the top Israeli directors.
“Up the Wrong Tree,” the third full-length feature film from screenwriter and director Gur Bentvich, is characterized by the same free flow that marked his previous two films, “Planet Blue” (1995) and “Total Love” (2000). At the core of this film, which at first glance seems light and amusing, beats a heavy heart, one that is connected to issues of personal and public responsibility and commitment. It is from...
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