Jan 27, 2013

Highlights: 2012's Most Important Film...

... is The Gatekeepers (directed by Dror Moreh).

The Gatekeepers is certainly not a film that falls short of any standard of film-making. It's one of the most innovative, subversive and well-constructed documentaries released this year. Furthermore, I've never been one to judge a documentary film solely on the basis of its subject matter. But what makes The Gatekeepers an absolutely vital piece is that it takes a story as widely publicized and analyzed as the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and looks at it from a fresh angle. Dror Moreh's astonishingly inquisitive film benefits from the director's unprecedented amount of exposure but its real winning card is the amount of information it manages to obtain from its reclusive subjects - the former heads of Israel's Shin Bet intelligence agency. It's frank, reflective, and shockingly, brutally horrifying. (my full review)

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