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Michal Bat-Adam is a Actor, Director and Writer Israelienne born on 2 march 1945 at Afula (Israel)

Michal Bat-Adam

Michal Bat-Adam
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Birth name Michal Breslavy
Nationality Israel
Birth 2 march 1945 (76 years) at Afula (Israel)

Michal Bat-Adam (Hebrew: מיכל בת-אדם) is an Israeli film director, producer, screenwriter, actress, and musician. She is the first Israeli woman to direct a feature film. Her films deal with complex and conflicted relationships, especially relationships within families. She also explores the line between sanity and mental illness. Many of these movies contain autobiographical elements.

As an actress, she has been noted for her work, especially for strong performances in the films of her husband, Moshé Mizrahi.

Best films

Madame Rosa (1977)
(Actress)
I Love You Rosa (1972)
(Actress)

Usually with

Yoram Globus
Yoram Globus
(4 films)
Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras
(2 films)
Menahem Golan
Menahem Golan
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Michal Bat-Adam (11 films)

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Actress

The Ambassador, 1h37
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Robert Mitchum, Ellen Burstyn, Rock Hudson, Fabio Testi, Donald Pleasence, Michal Bat-Adam
Roles Tova
Rating54% 2.7059552.7059552.7059552.7059552.705955
American Ambassador to Israel Peter Hacker (Robert Mitchum) and head of security Frank Stevenson (Rock Hudson) are en route to a secret location in the Judean desert to meet with representatives of the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization). It is part of Hacker’s secret plan to have young Jews and Muslims begin a peaceful dialogue. An armed Israeli helicopter locates and disrupts the meeting by firing on it causing several deaths. Hacker and Stevenson survive and are apprehended by Israeli ground soldiers.
Atalia
Atalia (1984)
, 1h30
Origin Israel
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Michal Bat-Adam
Roles Atalia
Rating69% 3.4922253.4922253.4922253.4922253.492225
Atalia (Michal Bat-Adam) is a 40-year-old widow who lost her husband in the Six-Day War and lives on a kibbutz with her adolescent daughter (Gail Ben-Ner). Lonely and feeling outcast, she enters into a forbidden affair with her daughter's classmate, Matti (Yiptach Katzur), an idealistic 19-year-old who had been rejected by the army. Atalia is independent-minded and non-conformist, so when her affair becomes known, the kibbutz leaders have the excuse they need to ostracize her. The slow degeneration of the once-idealistic kibbutz into a puritanical society, the strait-jacket of its conservative view of masculinity, and the conformity of her daughter all provide a backdrop to Atalia's problems.
Hanna K.
Hanna K. (1983)
, 1h51
Directed by Costa-Gavras
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Jill Clayburgh, Jean Yanne, Gabriel Byrne, Mohammad Bakri, David Clennon, Zinedine Soualem
Roles Russian Woman
Rating62% 3.1472653.1472653.1472653.1472653.147265
Hanna K. is the story of Hanna Kaufman, a child of Holocaust survivors and an American-Jewish immigrant to Israel, who is a court-appointed lawyer assigned to defend a Palestinian, Salim Bakri, accused of terrorism and infiltration. Salim claims that he was trying to regain possession of his family house. Hanna saves him from a jail sentence, but he is deported to Jordan. Salim eventually returns, is jailed for illegal immigration, and he again asks for her services. Hanna investigates the story and discovered that Salim’s family home is now a tourist attraction in Kafr Rimon, a settlement built and lived in by Russian Jews. Bakri’s former village of Kufr Rumaneh has disappeared except for a few stones and trees.
La fille de Prague avec un sac très lourd, 1h45
Directed by Danielle Jaeggi
Origin France
Actors Thérèse Liotard, Daniel Mesguich, Michal Bat-Adam, Daniel Langlet, Michel Bardinet

Qui est cette Miléna dont l'arrivée est annoncée à Sophie et Nicolas par carte postale ? Le train de Prague amène pour trois semaines, le temps d'un visa, cette jeune tchèque et son sac bourré de textes interdits, de films marginaux et de musique. Elle va s'efforcer de les faire connaitre avec l'aide de ses nouveaux amis mais se heurtera à des difficultés inconnues d'elle jusqu'alors : ses documents ne seront pas assez violents pour les journalistes, pas assez clairs pour les politiques...
Madame Rosa, 1h35
Directed by Moshé Mizrahi
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about children, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Simone Signoret, Michal Bat-Adam, Gabriel Jabbour, Geneviève Fontanel, Bernard Lajarrige, Mohamed Zinet
Roles Nadine
Rating71% 3.592093.592093.592093.592093.59209
Madame Rosa (Simone Signoret) is a frail, aging, retired Jewish prostitute and Auschwitz survivor who earns a meager living by caring for the children of younger female sex workers, as well as for Momo (short for Mohammed) (Sami Ben Youb), a young Arab boy on the verge of adolescence. Momo hasn't seen his parents in years. He and Madame Rosa struggle to make ends meet, and as her body and mind start to fail, it becomes clear that Momo is the only person she has left in the world. Despite his young age, he has to help Madame Rosa who refuses to be hospitalized. He will stay with her as she faces her ultimate fears and prepares for her last and most difficult voyage.
The House on Chelouche Street, 1h50
Directed by Moshé Mizrahi
Origin Israel
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Gila Almagor, Michal Bat-Adam, Yosef Shiloach, Shaike Ophir
Roles Sonia
Rating66% 3.3352953.3352953.3352953.3352953.335295
The film tells the story of a Sephardi family of Egyptian Jewish immigrants from Alexandria that settle in 1947 Tel Aviv. The family consists of a 33-year-old widowed wife, Clara, (played by Gila Almagor, one of the most prominent actresses in Israel for the last three decades) and her four children. They live in a working-class neighborhood surrounded by their extended family, including Clara's mother Mazal, Clara's uncle Rafael, and Sultana, his wife. The plot centers on the firstborn, Sami, his transition from a shy 15-year-old to a working man and an activist in the "Irgun" (a resistance movement that acted mainly against the military forces of the British), and the romantic attachment he develops with a 25-year-old Russian immigrant librarian (Michal Bat Adam, now a director). In addition to this, Clara struggles between social pressure to take a husband and her own complex feelings surrounding this, complicated by another Sephardi Egyptian, played by Yosef Shiloach, who has strong feelings for her.

Director

Boy Takes Girl, 1h25
Directed by Michal Bat-Adam
Origin Israel
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Rating61% 3.0942053.0942053.0942053.0942053.094205
Aya (Einat Helfman) is a shy 10-year-old girl who has grown up in Tel Aviv. When her parents, who are both doctors, travel to Thailand as part of their work, Aya is placed in a boarding school on a kibbutz. As an outsider, she has difficulty adjusting to the insularity and unfamiliar values and practices of kibbutz society. She struggles to cope with the challenges of living with dozens of her peers in a communal children's dormitory where there is no separation according to gender.

Scriptwriter

Boy Takes Girl, 1h25
Directed by Michal Bat-Adam
Origin Israel
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Roles Writer
Rating61% 3.0942053.0942053.0942053.0942053.094205
Aya (Einat Helfman) is a shy 10-year-old girl who has grown up in Tel Aviv. When her parents, who are both doctors, travel to Thailand as part of their work, Aya is placed in a boarding school on a kibbutz. As an outsider, she has difficulty adjusting to the insularity and unfamiliar values and practices of kibbutz society. She struggles to cope with the challenges of living with dozens of her peers in a communal children's dormitory where there is no separation according to gender.
A Thin Line, 1h34
Directed by Michal Bat-Adam
Origin Israel
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Gila Almagor
Roles Writer
Rating68% 3.426283.426283.426283.426283.42628