Image of Victory
dir. Adi Mishnayot, Israel, 2019, 29min
Uri, the director’s brother, was injured during the 2014 Gaza War and found himself transformed from being a self-described “leftist-traitor” to a “national hero” almost overnight. Image of Victory follows Uri’s hospital recovery, personal visits from high profile politicians, entertainers and celebrities ranging from Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon to supermodel Bar Refaeli. The film shows how a private family hardship is turned into a public spectacle, and offers an inside critical look into the way war as a state of mind is shaping Israel as a nation.