Directors’ Showcase / UK premiere

Once I Entered a Garden

  • Avi Mograbi /
  • France, Israel, Switzerland /
  • 2012 /
  • 97 mins

Documentary / Hebrew, Arabic

A moving and personal take on the Palestinian/Israeli conflict from Israel’s foremost documentarian.

Documentary
A wry, playful reflection on the emotional consequences of a political situation, centred around a revealing series of intimate conversations between the Israeli filmmaker and his Palestinian ex-Arabic teacher and longtime friend. An exchange of shared and separate histories, perfectly underscored by and intercut with achingly beautiful letters to a love lost across the divide, read by a woman over evocative super 8 footage of modern-day Beirut.

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