House traces the changes in the ownership and tenancy of a house in West Jerusalem, following the 1948 departure of its original owner, a Palestinian doctor.
“Gitai wants this house to become both something very symbolic and very concrete, he wants it to become a film character. What happens is one of the finest things a camera can record live : people who look at the same thing and see different things. And that this vision moves us. In the half-collapsed house, real hallucinations materialise. The idea behind the film is simple and the film takes on the forcefulness of this idea. Nothing more, nothing less.” (S. Daney)