See The Gorgeous Trailer For Natalie Portman's Directorial Debut

Who needs English subtitles when you have Natalie Portman and gorgeous cinematography?

The first trailer for Natalie Portman's directorial debut has arrived.

The actress wrote and directed the Hebrew-language film "A Tale of Love and Darkness," which premiered at Cannes in May. The film, based on the autobiographical novel of Israeli author Amos Oz, is set during the end of the British Mandate for Palestine around 1945 and follows a boy (Amir Tessler) and his troubled mother (Portman).

There are no English subtitles in the new trailer for the film, but the stunning photography, courtesy of cinematographer Slawomir Idziak ("Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Black Hawk Down") is well worth the watch. There's also a look at Portman's powerful emotional performance, including one scene where she repeatedly slaps herself. If you want a little more context, or more to look at until "A Tale of Love and Darkness" gets a U.S. release date, Deadline has a clip with English subtitles.

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