Thursday, November 14, 2013

Other Israel Film Festival Spotlight: Arabani

The 7th Annual Other Israel Film Festival takes place in New York City November 14th-21st, and Movies With Abe is proud to offer you a spotlight on some of the films being presented. Visit the festival website for a complete schedule of screenings for the films.

Directed by Adi Adwan
Screening November 15 at 10:30am, November 16 at 7:15pm, and November 17 at 5pm

This film is one of only three narrative features being showcased at this year’s festival, but it has a more impressive distinction as the first feature film from a Druze filmmaker. It’s interesting just how universal a story it is considering it has to do with a very insular religion not open to anyone who was not born into it. It’s hardly an inspiring story of intercultural compatibility and acceptance, but its portrayal of the struggle of a Druze man who returns home with his two children after his marriage to a Jewish Israeli woman ends is extremely compelling and very worthwhile.

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