For the expat community KINO regularly screens brand-new non-English arthouse movies with English subtitles. Next up is Samuel Maoz’s Foxtrot. A film about a father who gets the terrible news that his son died during his millitary conscription. Maoz not only finds beauty in this terrible setting, but also unexpected humorous scenarios without making political statements.
Michael and Dafna are baffled when they hear their son Jonathan has died during his millitary conscription for which he had to guard an abandoned border post. The facts, however, turn out to be a lot more complicated. In three stylistically diverse parts, Maoz tells the story from the perspective of father, son and mother. They all dance the Foxtrot with doom. A dance with a lot of variations, but wherever you go, you always end up on the same spot as where you once began.