A Tale of Love and Darkness
Natalie Portman has had an exemplary career. She's strikingly beautiful, but extremely smart and has been taken seriously as an actress (with an Oscar win for Black Swan and another nomination for Closer). She has been in blockbusters and in serious films, as well as the occasional comedy. She's so admired and respected that she even survived the Star Wars prequels unscathed. Now she has made her directorial debut, and while the early buzz was not favorable, A Tale of Love and Darkness strikes me as some of her finest work.