Acclaimed filmmaker Amos Gitai blends the words of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s widow, Leah, with live music and projected imagery to yield this intimate theatrical counterpoint to his 2015 investigative film, Rabin, the Last Day.


Seated at either end of a table, two Israeli actresses read from Leah’s memoirs. Together, they travel back through time to explore the violence that led to Rabin’s assassination, traumatizing a country and sending shockwaves across the world. Premiered at the Festival d’Avignon last summer, the piece exists between an elegy and a lullaby, a poetic fable "reconstructing the past and renewing the conscience of humanity” (Inferno Magazine).


“A beautiful moment of reconstruction and communion.”

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Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination

North American premiere

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 8:00 pm Alice Tully Hall

Add to Calendar America/New_York Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination Lincoln Center Festival - Amos Gitai transforms Leah Rabin’s journals into a poignant theatrical fable of memory and music. Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway, New York, NY 10023 Lincoln Center - Lincoln Center Festival false MM/DD/YYYY aho3e0k00zv7rk56sm4e178

Text Amos Gitai and Marie-José Sanselme

Director Amos Gitai

Lighting Design Jean Kalman

Producer Laurent Truchot

Music Luigi Nono, J.S. Bach, Jürg Frey, Louis Lewandowski

With Sarah Adler, Einat Weizman

Piano Edna Stern

Soprano Keren Motseri

Violin Alexey Kochetkov


Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes