Precious Life

Precious Life

STREAMING NOW1 Provider
Precious Life

Israeli documentary about a four-month-old Palestinian boy from Gaza who is born without an immune system and needs to undergo a bone marrow transplant operation. The life-saving operation can only be performed in the neighbouring, but not neighbourly, Israel.

While conflicting political and religious beliefs threaten, Israeli and Palestinian doctors put aside their differences to protect the child.

2011Rating: M, some content may disturb90 minsUSA, IsraelHebrew, English, Arabic
DocumentaryWorld Cinema
66%
want to see

Streaming (1 Providers)

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Although Eldar claims in interviews that his producer insisted he include himself in the film, he tends to dominate it through his narration, sometimes to the point of self-aggrandizement, certainly making the pic as much about himself as it is about the Abu Mustaffa family. Meanwhile, the rhythm of Ra'ida's story unfolds mainly through silent actions beneath the grandiosity of his rhetoric, her point of view not fully examined.

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

In a few short minutes all our rational and sensible views are shattered by the abyss that separates the mindset of these two people, representing the great divide that hangs over us all: irreconcilable world views, fuelled by religious differences. Nowhere is Christopher Hitchens' famous point more relevant: 'Religion spoils everything.'

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

In a few short minutes all our rational and sensible views are shattered by the abyss that separates the mindset of these two people, representing the great divide that hangs over us all: irreconcilable world views, fuelled by religious differences. Nowhere is Christopher Hitchens' famous point more relevant: 'Religion spoils everything.'

0
Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

press

Absolutely mesmerising...

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

All in all, the film is remarkably even-handed in presenting Israeli and Palestinian societies. Suspicions between the two sides will not be easy to overcome, but the people involved in this story offer a glimmer of hope.

0
ABC

ABC

press

That confrontation between the mother and the filmmaker, where the filmmaker actually gets very angry with one of the central characters in his story because of her future seeing the possibility of this child being a suicide bomber... It is the most extraordinary moment in the film.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Although Eldar claims in interviews that his producer insisted he include himself in the film, he tends to dominate it through his narration, sometimes to the point of self-aggrandizement, certainly making the pic as much about himself as it is about the Abu Mustaffa family. Meanwhile, the rhythm of Ra'ida's story unfolds mainly through silent actions beneath the grandiosity of his rhetoric, her point of view not fully examined.

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

In a few short minutes all our rational and sensible views are shattered by the abyss that separates the mindset of these two people, representing the great divide that hangs over us all: irreconcilable world views, fuelled by religious differences. Nowhere is Christopher Hitchens' famous point more relevant: 'Religion spoils everything.'

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

In a few short minutes all our rational and sensible views are shattered by the abyss that separates the mindset of these two people, representing the great divide that hangs over us all: irreconcilable world views, fuelled by religious differences. Nowhere is Christopher Hitchens' famous point more relevant: 'Religion spoils everything.'

0
Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

press

Absolutely mesmerising...

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

All in all, the film is remarkably even-handed in presenting Israeli and Palestinian societies. Suspicions between the two sides will not be easy to overcome, but the people involved in this story offer a glimmer of hope.

0
ABC

ABC

press

That confrontation between the mother and the filmmaker, where the filmmaker actually gets very angry with one of the central characters in his story because of her future seeing the possibility of this child being a suicide bomber... It is the most extraordinary moment in the film.

0

There aren't any user reviews for this movie yet.