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Golda Meir faces intense responsibilities and decisions during the Yom Kippur War.


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One of the main figures in the political landscape after World War II was Golda Meir. With her warm features, like a grandmother serving cake and coffee, the Israeli politician was one of the founders of the State of Israel and led it during the 1970s, being responsible for managing the country in times of conflict while Israel established itself as a nation before the rest of the world. It is precisely during this period that Golda, the feature film, takes place, which follows the backstage of the Yom Kippur War, when Israel faced Egypt and Syria. It is a smart biographical drama, which cuts off a single scenario to tell the life story of one of the most emblematic (and controversial) characters in Jewish political history. With Golda being played by an unrecognizable Helen Mirren, heavily made up but with force in her facial expressions, the feature film manages to impress with its faithful portrait of the Prime Minister. There is only one point of attention: director Guy Nattiv (Oscar-winning for the short Skin) fails to address other views on Golda and the Israeli cause to embrace a single view of Israel and Golda as the good guys and the Arabs, as has been happening for decades in cinemas, as heartless villains.



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Focuses on the intensely dramatic and high-stakes responsibilities and decisions that Golda Meir, also known as the 'Iron Lady of Israel,' faced during the Yom Kippur War.

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