Taboo: Amos Guttman

Taboo: Amos Guttman

26th TIDF: Greek Premiere

While he was alive, Amos Guttman remained a red flag for the notoriously conservative Israeli film establishment. As he was a Romanian migrant, he never truly found his place in his new home. As a gay artist, he made the nation’s first movies on the subject. He was an artist who wanted to make films not for the masses but for the few. Conversely, he wanted to make movies that connected with the rest of the world and not only Israel – works that maybe Derek Jarman or Pedro Almodóvar could watch by chance and feel understood, and painted even the most sacred moments in Israel’s history in campy shades and hues. He was adventurous, but Guttman only made four features before dying of AIDS. Taboo is formed by excerpts from his last interview. (Olaf Möller)

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIDF26.

Direction: Shauly Melamed
Script: Shauly Melamed
Cinematography: May Abadi Grebler
Editing: Shauly Melamed, Neta Dvorkis
Sound: Aviv Aldema
Music: Zoe Polanski
Production: Sima Films
Producers: Gil Sima
Executive producer: Maureen Friedman Guttman, Rinat Klein, Dorit Hessel
Format: DCP
Color: Color, B/W
Production Country: Israel
Production Year: 2024
Duration: 76'
Contact: The Film Collaborative

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