Because of the mysteries of film distribution, two years after its making, Danae Elon’s documentary, P.S. Jerusalem, is finally out today on Montreal’s screens.
After Partly Private (2009) and another Road Home (2003) Elon’s continues her work of auteur cinema in what is more of a private family journal than your traditional doc. With her three sons and husband being put to contribution as the main protagonists, we follow the filmmaker and her family while they settle in troubled Jerusalem, right after the death of Elon’s father, Amos Elon, a notorious Israeli writer who was highly critical of Israel’s politics. The confronting realities surrounding them in these trouble times raise endless questions and inner debate putting the family’s unity to challenge.
P.S. Jerusalem offers an intriguing insight on contemporary Jerusalem.