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The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Book 

In 2017, while in Israel preparing my first documentary, HEALING HEARTS, I broached the subject with my very dear friend, Amos Oz, of my making a film about him – not a biography, but a film about his literature. I did this knowing that he no longer wished to participate in any films about himself. He answered: “for you, Katya, I say ‘yes’!”

Amos died in a Tel Aviv hospital on December 28th, 2018, when I was in Jerusalem completing the filming of HEALING HEARTS.  

"Katya Chelli collaborated on several of my films. Her long and close friendship with Amos Oz puts her in a privileged position to make a film which will enrich our understanding of this great author and his literature."


   - Costa-Gavras

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