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).
2014 Festival Diary:
Click on a day to highlight movies on that day.
Share this page
Share this Film Festival page with your friends and family.
Find Films By Strand
EIFF is split into Strands. Use them to help find your films.