Famed actress Natalie Portman went back to her roots for her directorial debut. The new feature film – A Tale of Love and Darkness – tells the story of journalist and writer Amos Oz's memoir in the early years of Israel's statehood.

As an Israeli national, Portman has a close connection with the story and executes her character beautifully, speaking Hebrew throughout the film. The film also stars Gilad Kahana and Amir Tessler amongst others. Take a look at the trailer below.