Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #126. Guy Nattiv’s Golda
Filmed in October of 2021 and earmarked for a 2022 release, Guy Nattiv‘s fifth feature in the Golda Meir biopic is now slated for a first-quarter release this year. Helen Mirren stars as “The Iron Lady of Israel” in what could be considered a political thriller. Written by Nicholas Martin, this follows the intensely dramatic events and controversial decisions Meir faced during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. Golda also sees Camille Cottin plays Lou Kaddar, Rami Heuberger plays Moshe Dayan, Lior Ashkenazi plays David Elazar and Dominic Mafham plays Haim Bar Lev. Nattiv’s previous feature was Skin – the full-length feature based on his Academy Award with his short film “Skin”.
Gist: On Oct. 6, 1973, under cover of darkness, on Israel’s holiest day and during the month of Ramadan, the combined forces of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan begin a surprise attack on the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights. Outnumbered and outgunned, Meir confronts the immediate, clear, and present danger of a ticking time bomb that she hoped never to face. Surrounded, isolated, and frustrated by the infighting of her all-male cabinet, with little hope of rescue, one woman is in a race against time to save millions of lives on both sides of the conflict.
Release Date/Prediction: Bleecker Street have dated this with a March 10th release date. Berlinale might be a