Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman brings her directorial debut ''A Tale of Love and Darkness,'' a memoir by Israeli novelist Amos Oz, to the Cannes film festival. Rough Cut (No reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman, who won a best actress Oscar in 2011 for her role in ballet drama "Black Swan," brought her directorial debut to the Cannes film festival on Saturday night (May 16). "A Tale of Love and Darkness" is a memoir by Israeli novelist Amos Oz; recounting childhood in war-torn Jerusalem in the 1940s and 1950s, his mother's death and his journey through a kibbutz and Israel's shifting politics after the birth of the nation. Actors Gilad Kahana and Amir Tessler joined director Natalie Portman and producer Ram Bergmanatt on the red carpet where the film received its premiere, screening outside of the main competition.