Israeli director Amos Gitai is making a film about the 2005 withdrawal from Gaza. “Disengagement,” starring French actress Juliette Binoche, began filming this week in southern Israel. Binoche told reporters that she plays a woman whose daughter is among some 8,000 settlers evacuated from Gaza by the Sharon government in a move billed as breaking the diplomatic deadlock with the Palestinians. As the summer 2005 pullout remains sensitive given the political ascendancy of Hamas in the Palestinian arena, “Disengagement” is being shot on a closed set to avoid provoking right-wingers who were opposed to the pullout.
Gitai makes movie on Gaza withdrawal