Juliette Binoche is set to star in “Désengagement”, the first dramatic portrayal of the Israel’s withdrawl from the Gaza Strip in 2005 reports Reuters.
Binoche flew in to Tel Aviv this week to appear in the film as a woman whose daughter who is among the eight thousand people who were resentfully evacuated from the Gaza Strip amidst a complex military operation.
The film is directed by Amos Gitai, whose views aren’t shared by those who have settled in occupied territory, and he says that Binoche’s role provides a counterpoint to some of his views of the occupation and withdrawl.
“She is an outsider. She goes there without judgement, only recognition of the complex situation” says Binoche of her role.