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Watch: Natalie Portman Seizes the Director’s Chair in Striking ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ Trailer

Watch: Natalie Portman Seizes the Director's Chair in Striking 'A Tale of Love and Darkness' Trailer

READ MORE: Cannes Review: Natalie Portman’s ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ is a Bland, Earnest Period Piece

Taking a cue from other actors of her generation like Ryan Gosling, James Franco and Joel Edgerton, Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman is taking to the director’s chair for the upcoming drama, “A Tale of Love and Darkness.” Portman also stars in the film.

Based on Amos Oz’s novel of the same, the drama recounts the author’s memories of growing up in Jerusalem with his academic father, Arieh, and his imaginative mother, Fania (Portman). While moving to Palestine from Europe in order to escape persecution, the terrors of war take their toll on the family, particularly Fania as she entertains her son with dreamy adventure stories to distract him from their bleak reality. 

A clip was released just ahead of the movie’s Cannes premiere, and now the official trailer has found its way online. Although without English subtitles, the striking cinematography from “Black Hawk Down” DP Slawomir Idzia makes quite an impression. 

No U.S. release date for the film has been set yet.

READ MORE: Watch: ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ Producer on the Difficulties of Selling Natalie Portman’s Directorial Debut

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