Portrait of an assassin's wife

'Beyond the Fear'shows how Larisa Trembovler overcame both the objections of people around her and her own fears marrying Yigal Amir.

July 28, 2015 13:17
Yigal Amir

Larisa Trembovler: A ‘soul mate’ of Yigal Amir, the killer of Yitzhak Rabin.. (photo credit: COURTESY ‘BEYOND THE FEAR')

Why would someone want to make a film about Larisa Trembovler-Amir, the woman who married and conceived a child with Yigal Amir, the assassin who killed prime minister Yitzhak Rabin? Should the film, “Beyond the Fear”, have been allowed to be shown at this year’s Jerusalem Film Festival?

The filmmaker who chose this subject matter was Herz Frank, who died in the course of making the film in 2013 at the age of 87. Latvia-born Frank was a well- known documentary filmmaker in the former Soviet Union with a widely respected international reputation as a founder of what came to be known as the Riga School of Poetic Documentary Cinema ‒ an approach based on observing the life of ordinary people using simple film techniques.


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