Monthly Screenings
Dir.: Gilberto Tofano | 100 minutes


Israel 1969 | 100 minutes | Hebrew | English subtitles

Tamar lost her husband in the 1967 Six Day War, and now wants to put her pain behind her and find new love. However, her late husband's friends and family expect her to remain in mourning for the rest of her life to keep his memory alive. Unlike most films made in Israel shortly after the 1967 war, Siege did not reflect the euphoria of victory, but succeeded in capturing feelings of fear and mourning. The film had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 1969, and was later selected as the Israeli entry for the Academy Awards. This newly restored print, presented in Cannes Classics, was initiated by the Jerusalem Cinematheque – Israel Film Archive, in partnership with United King Films and the support of the Rabinovich Foundation. The negatives were scanned by Cinelab Romania and digitally restored in 2K by Opus Digital Lab in Tel Aviv