Atalia (1985)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Israel  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Ubiquitous Israeli actress Michal Bat-Adam heads the cast of Atalia. Though fortyish and with a grown daughter, Bat-Adam enters into an affair with an 18-year-old army reject. Others in her kibbutz are put off by her outrageous behavior, but she continues to live her life according to her own whims. Eventually, Bat-Adam's neighbors, urged on by her own daughter, force her to leave. The daughter is played by Gail Ben-Ner, daughter of author Yitzhak Ben-Ner, upon whose novel Atalia was based.



decision, kibbutz, life-choices, love, romance, widow/widower