Behind the international success story of Amos Oz—a writer whose works have been translated into 45 languages and who has been held up as a spokesperson and symbol of the Israeli conscience—lurked a tumultuous personal life. When he was 12 years old, his mother died by suicide. Several years before his death, his daughter accused him of being physically and mentally violent during her childhood. Through a series of conversations with Nurit Gertz, his latest biographer, and a tapestry of biography, literature, and conversations with significant people in his life, “The Fourth Window” tells Oz’s his last story.
Producer and Director: Yair Qedar. Editor: Nili Feller. Music: Ophir Leibovitch. Producer: Karin Etedgi. Sound Design: Aviv Aldema. Supporters & Broadcasters: The New Fund for Cinema and TV, The Other Israel Film Festival, KAN, Mifal HaPayis, The Weil Bloch Foundation. Official selection Thessaloniki Film Festival 2021, Docaviv film festival 2021, winner of the Weil Bloch prize 2021, winner at the Mumbai Film Festival 2021. ISRAEL 2021, 86 minutes. Hebrew & English. Subtitles: Hebrew, English.
When I was little, my ambition was to grow up to be a book. Not a writer. People can be killed like ants. Writers are not hard to kill either. But not books: however systematically you try to destroy them, there is always a chance that a copy will survive and continue to enjoy a shelf-life in some corner on an out-of-the-way library somewhere in Reykjavik, Valladolid or Vancouver, From a tale of love and darkness