P.S. Jerusalem: Danae Elon’s Docu about Her Return Home

P.S. JERUSALEM, a documentary directed by Danae Elon, will open in New York City at the Lincoln Plaza Theaters on March 17.

The film has been presented at the Toronto Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival and DOCS NYC among others.
It tells an intimate and personal story for Elon.  Her father, noted Israeli writer and intellectual Amos Elon, disillusioned by Israeli policies towards the Palestinians, moved to Italy in 2002 and asked Danae to never return.
Pregnant and living in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, Elon could no longer deny the emotional pull and attachment to Jerusalem which outweighed her commitment to her father’s dying request.   P.S. JERUSALEM chronicles her and her family’s return.
In P.S. JERUSALEM, which was shot over three years, Elon uses her camera to capture the complex fabric of daily life for her, her partner Philip, a photographer unable to find work and their three children, who become students of the Hand in Hand School, the only school where Arab and Jewish children study together and learn each other’s language and culture.  Their narrative, often heartbreaking, often wonderfully innocent, clearly demonstrates the duality of Elon’s strong love for Israel and her sadness over the contradictions that exist there today.
A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School For the Arts and recipient of the Guggenheim Felowship in Film, Elon has directed 2004’s “Another Road Home” and 2007’s “Partly Private.
The Tribeca Film Fest awarded “Partly Private” the Best NY Film, and it also screened at IDFA, the LA Film Fest, Hot Docs and international TV.
P.S Jerusalem, a Entre Deux Mondes Production, is distributed by International Film Option, produced by Paul Cadieux,  Danae Elon was the cinematographer and it was edited by Sophie Farkas Bolla.