Directors' Showcase / UK premiere

Lemon Tree

  • Eran Riklis /
  • Israel, Germany, France /
  • 2008 /
  • 106 mins

Hiam Abbass, Doron Tavory, Ali Suliman, Smadar Jaaron, Danny Leshman, Hili Yalon / Fiction / Arabic, Hebrew

Personal meets political, in a pertinent and beautifully played drama.

Based on a true story, Lemon Tree turns a simple snapshot of a minor political situation into a touching and memorable analogy for a country divided. A Palestinian widow finds her beloved lemon grove threatened when an Israeli government minister moves in next door. Expertly handled by director Eran Riklis, this features a stunning central performance by Hiam Abbass (star of Riklis’ The Syrian Bride, and also seen here in The Visitor).

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