And the Alley She Whitewashed in Light Blue is a feature film by Israeli film-maker Nili Portugali. In her film, she takes her audience on a personal journey exploring her family roots in the holy Galilean “Kabbalah” city of Safed. She shares her childhood memories spent with her grandparents, and the nostalgia they evoke.
Her film is a quest to unravel the secret of the great, timeless buildings of the past – cities, villages, tents and temples endowed with beauty and soul – in which man feels at home. Nili Portugali explains that “by combining my knowledge and experience I have brought together a creative, multidisciplinary work of visual art; writing and architecture being my main profession, the film, both in its form and its content, explores and crosses new frontiers, straddling the line between art and cinema.”
Released in 2018, And the Alley She Whitewashed in Light Blue is now available on Vimeo. Subtitled versions have been put online in French, English, Spanish and Turkish.
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