On Friday May 14,1948 Shimon Peres was with the first Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben Gurion, as he declared Israeli independence. Watching the celebrations afterwards he turned to the young Shimon Peres, future Prime Minister and President of Israel and predicted the Middle East conflict that followed.
“A MELANCHOLIC PORTRAIT ABOUT A MAN’S DREAM AND ITS SHATTERING”
Jerusalem International Film Festival
“I don’t sleep at night… what we call experience, the younger generation calls a chain of mistakes.” Shimon Peres, Israeli President.
The Price of Kings is a fascinating portrait with remarkable insight and access to Shimon Peres. It reveals the human sacrifice required of political leadership and a heavily conflicted man, almost the embodiment of the state he was instrumental in building. Narrated by actress Helena Bonham Carter, the viewer is granted unprecedented access to Peres and his inner circle including Peres’ granddaughter and former Palestinian Prime Minister, Ahmed Qurei as he discloses the challenges of establishing peace, maintaining family life under the constant threat of assassination, and building a nation.