Directed by Amos Gitai, the film recounts the events surrounding the final days of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who has murdered by a right wing 25-year-old in 1995. “Rabin, The Last Day” uses both staged re-enactments and actual news footage of the shooting and its aftermath.
Richard Lorber, the CEO of Kino Lorber, said, “We couldn’t be prouder to continue our relationship with Amos Gitai with the release of a film so powerful and vital as ‘Rabin, The Last Day.’ It’s incredibly rare to encounter a film that’s both faithfully historical and brilliantly relevant, so we can’t wait to bring this film to North American audiences nationwide.”
“Rabin, The Last Day” will hold its US premiere on January 16 and 17 at the 25th annual New York Jewish Film Festival, organized in collaboration with The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Jewish Museum. The film will then open on January 29, 2016 at New York’s Lincoln Plaza Cinema, before expanding in the following months.