'Norman' Explores the Warped Father-son Relationship Between Israel and U.S. Jews

Joseph Cedar’s film, starring Richard Gere as a Jewish American macher, asks how being Israeli is related to being Jewish.

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Israeli cinema has not had much to say about the relationship between Jewishness and Israeliness; when the subject comes up, it is usually not directly, but in an allegorical way (as in Rafi Bukai’s “Avanti...