(Opening Night Film) NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Joseph Cedar

Country: Israel, USA
Language: English, Hebrew
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 117min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Special Events

Norman (Richard Gere) is a fixer. He lives to connect people. He always claims to “know a guy.” He ingratiates. Sometimes he irritates.

When Israeli Foreign Minister Eshel visits New York, Norman buys him outrageously expensive shoes and cements a gold-star connection. When Eshel later becomes Israel’s Prime Minister a scandal develops, and Norman, accustomed to flailing on high society’s periphery, suddenly finds himself precariously occupying its center.

Writer-director Joseph Cedar, whose Beaufort and Footnote garnered Oscar nods, has crafts a mysterious character study while brilliantly capturing a cloistered milieu. Norman’s astonishing cast includes Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Steve Buscemi, but it’s Gere, never better, who draws us close and keeps us guessing.

This film is also featured in the 2017 Film Festival’s CineDwnTwn Galas Film Category.


 

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credits

Director: Joseph Cedar
Producer: Oren Moverman, Gideon Tadmor, Eyal Rimmon, David Mandil, Miranda Bailey, Lawrence Inglee
Screenwriter: Joseph Cedar
Executive Producer: Jim Kaufman, Amanda Marshall, Caroline Kaplan, Michael Graidi

Music: Jun Mikyake
Cinematographer: Yaron Scharf
Editor: Brian A. Kates, A.C.E.

Cast: Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Hank Azaria, Steve Buscemi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Michael Sheen, Dan Stevens

Joseph Cedar

Joseph Cedar was born in New York and raised in Jerusalem. He studied philosophy and theatre history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and cinema at New York University. His films Beaufort (07) and Footnote (11), were nominated for Oscars. Norman (16) is his latest film.

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