Born in Haifa in 1950 and educated as an architect, internationally celebrated Israeli director Amos Gitai has made nearly forty documentaries and features since 1980. His work is both formally and politically challenging in its exploration of the contradictions at the core of modern Israeli society. Themes of migration, struggle and exile are at the heart of Gitai’s cinema and his brutally honest exploration of Israel’s troubled relation with the Palestinians has led in the past to his work being censored and self-exile to Paris. He has now returned to Israel, and continues to make films that interrogate the fragile politics of Israel and the Middle East. His latest film EDEN premieres at the Venice Film Festival in early September.www.amosgitai.comAmos Gitai will be at Cornerhouse to discuss his work following the 8.00pm screening of YOM YOM on Sat 1 Sep.Season tickets are available.Tickets: £19.50 full / £15.00 concs for any 6 screenings of your choice. Tickets must be purchased in advance.This season is in collaboration with the ICA Cinema in London. With support from the Israeli Foreign Ministry, the Israel Information Centre, Manchester.