You can’t see it all at Cannes, and one movie our team on the ground missed was Natalie Portman‘s directorial debut, “A Tale Of Love And Darkness.” It didn’t exactly make the biggest waves on the Croisette, but it’s still an intriguing one nonetheless, not only starring the actress, but marking her directorial debut as well. And the first international trailer gives us a taste of what it’s all about.
Based on the book by Amos Oz, the film tells the story of the author’s youth and his relationship with his mother as it overlaps with the early years of the formation of the State of Israel. There are no English subtitles in this promo for the Hebrew language film, but you can get a sense of Portman’s knack for visuals.
No U.S. distributor or release date yet for this one, but with Portman slated to appear at TIFF for a talk about her career, I’d assume ‘Darkness’ will be added to the lineup. [Slashfilm]