Gornick. “I had been raised with Philip Roth in my home. My parents loved him. I also loved him, because he’s this amazing writer, but he writes intensely about his ideas about women. So, there’s a weird love-hate thing to it. And I really wanted to explore that.”
The programme includes four films from Israel: In
a drama about three Palestinian women living in modern-day Tel Aviv, and the short films If I Met a Magician,
and The Rabbi, all of which are in the running for the Iris Prize itself. The last time an Israeli-born filmmaker won the prize was Eldar Rappaport, in 2009, for his film
RARE, ANCIENT Jewish artefacts are on display at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum at an exhibition examining the visual culture of the earliest periods of the world’s major religions, entitled Imagining the Divine: Art and the Rise of World Religions, from 19 October.
Co-curator, Professor Jan Elsner says the exhibition “demonstrates how an earlier era of religious transformation and turmoil generated dialogue, encounter and visual exchange which formed the key identities of the world religions.”
Among the rare treasures on show will be some of the oldest surviving Korans; early Christian sarcophagi on display for the first time; a rare cultstatue of Dionysus; early figurative and pre-figurative images of the Buddha; Vishnu avatars; late ancient Jewish artefacts; and a variety of rare maps, scrolls, drawings, coins, manuscripts and amulets.
www.ashmolean. org/exhibitions/ imagining thedivine/