Crossing Jerusalem

Thu 13 Mar 2003 – Sat 12 Apr 2003

by Julia Pascal

Directed by Jack Gold

Twenty four hours in the life of an Israeli family in March 2002, as they cross Jerusalem at the beginning of the latest intifada.
Varda, an estate agent, is preparing a birthday lunch party for Yael, her daughter-in-law.  Her husband Serge, a Russian emigre, is helping her clinch a tricky property deal.  Her son Gideon and her daughter Lee are about to return to the Occupied Territories on Reserve duty in the army.
Bombs are going off in cafes, restaurants and street markets.
A Chekhovian family drama explodes in the most politically tense city in the world.