Lemon Tree – Israel – 2009 – Drama. “Inspired by a real-life incident, this captivating Israeli film is both a compelling story of self-determination and an astute evaluation of the current state of a divided territory.” Trevor Johnston, Time Out. Widow and empty nester Salma Zidane lives on the Palestinian West Bank, in a little house flanked… Continue reading Lemon Tree
Fill the Void – Israel – 2013 – Drama. “With honesty and sensitivity, this Israeli drama takes us into an unfamiliar subculture, letting us experience aspects of life in an Orthodox Jewish community that we’ve probably never even imagined before.” Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com. “An intelligent and moving examination of the possibilities of personal freedom within the strict… Continue reading Fill the Void
Rana’s Wedding – Palestine – 2002- Drama. “In Jerusalem, love has many roadblocks” A romantic and compelling portrait of love under occupation. When Rana is faced with an ultimatum – choose a husband from a list of eligible, respectable men or leave for Egypt – she goes searching for a lover of her own choosing. … Continue reading Rana’s Wedding
America America – USA – 1963 – Drama – Elia Kazan, director of such classics as On the Waterfront and Rebel Without a Cause, (and grandfather of actress Zoe Kazan), wrote and directed the epic story of how his uncle emigrated to the United States in the 1890’s. Shot on location in Turkey & Greece, it chronicles… Continue reading America America
Where is the Friend’s Home – Iran – 1987 – The film tells a deceptively simple account of a conscientious schoolboy’s quest to return his friend’s notebook in a neighboring village, since, should his friend fail to hand it in the next day, it is likely he will get expelled.