A Tale of Love and Darkness Synopsis
A Tale of Love and Darkness is based on the memories of Amos Oz, growing up in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood with Arieh, his academic father and Fania, his dreamy, imaginative mother.
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Movie Reviews

A Beautiful Mother and Son Story

By Zurg2077

Great Movie

By alvinb8262016560
Great movie with great acting....

A Tale of Love and Darkness

By ellensandor
Pure Poetry. Brilliant acting and directing by Natalie Portman, Haunting beautiful film. Bravo to Oz and everyone associated with this film....

Bring tissues!

By sharimermelstein
Natalie Portman thinks of all the intricate details to make your heart ache, get goose bumps and shed tears. A beautifully portrayed story of a seriously sad time and sequence of events. It's a must...

Like/Didn't like..... 50/50

By goldlizsts
Impressive directorial debut for Portman, well-crafted. But.... on walking out, I just didn't know what happened. In the end, I couldn't draw any conclusion. Much of the film was about the...

A Tale of Love and Darkness

By makalusa952016340
Dull and shallow...


By jbzornberg
This is an extremely moving movie....

A Tale of Love and Darkness

By davidr613
I could not recommend this Movie to everyone It was a s;ow moving, well acted film , very sad. Amoz Oz books are more interesting, Natalie Portman does a grear job. If you are a fan of OZ or Portman,...

By jazzerlady
Very dark movie. Slow. I didn't get it....

A Tale of Love and Darkness

By Bzassociate
Painfully slow and drawn out. Did not depict Amos Oz's life like I thought it was going to. Central theme was about his mother and her mental illness. Very little of Jerusalem or of Israel at all...

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Rated PG-13 | For Thematic Content and Some Disturbing Violent Images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Portman's biopic of Israeli writer is earnest, ethereal.
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