The-Gatekeepers-PosterDirected by Dror Moreh, The Gatekeepers has been one of the most prominent documentaries of the year, debuting at the Jerusalem Film Festival, and spending the past few months on the festival circuit, earning very promising reviews from critics all over.

The film has already been shortlisted in the Best Documentary category at the Oscars, and with less than two months before Sony Pictures Classics release it in the US, IMDb have debuted a new trailer and poster.

“For the first time ever, six former heads of Israel’s domestic secret service agency, the Shin Bet, share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions.

Since the Six Day War in 1967, Israel has failed to transform its crushing military victory into a lasting peace. Throughout that entire period, these heads of the Shin Bet stood at the center of Israel’s decision-making process in all matters pertaining to security. They worked closely with every Israeli prime minister, and their assessments and insights had—and continue to have—a profound impact on Israeli policy.

THE GATEKEEPERS offers an exclusive account of the sum of their successes and failures. In the process it sheds light on the controversy surrounding the Occupation in the aftermath of the Six Day War.”

Sundance Film Festival will be hosting it in the Spotlight category next month, and if you’re heading to Park City, this looks like an unmissable documentary at the festival.

The Gatekeepers will likely be given a limited release in the US from 1st February, 2013, with SPC’s tendency to then open it across the country in successive weeks. No word yet on a UK release date, but here’s to hoping we’ll be seeing it early in the New Year too. For now, here’s the new trailer and poster, which you can click through to enlarge.