Yuval Scharf, Yussuf Abu Warda, Sarah Adler, Assi Levy, Uri Gavriel, Norman Issa, Shady Srur / Fiction / Hebrew, Arabic
A moving and masterful prayer for peace.
Filmed in a single, sinuously moving take, Ana Arabia examines the inner life of a small community in Jaffa where young journalist Yael (Yuval Scharf) probes the life of a recently deceased resident, a Holocaust survivor who married a Palestinian Muslim and converted to Islam. Amos Gitai’s film uses astonishing virtuosity to achieve great simplicity in portraying a way of life that represents a hope for peaceful coexistence. [PG]
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