11 2019

2019 JCC Jewish Film Festival TEL AVIV ON FIRE

8:45PM - 10:45PM  

George Eastman Museum Dryden Theatre
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

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Tel Aviv on Fire

Tel Aviv on Fire

Winner of top prizes at the Haifa and Venice film festivals, Tel Aviv on Fire takes a deeply satirical view of the Arab-Israeli conflict, making fun of everyone. Salaam, a Palestinian living in Jerusalem, writes for a soap opera popular among both Arabs and Jews. Things get complicated when the Israeli commander of the checkpoint that Salaam drives through each day starts suggesting plot twists to please his wife, while the show’s backers demand twists in the opposite direction. Tel Aviv on Fire is one of the most irreverent cinematic spins on the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Thursday, July 11 | 8:45pm | Dryden Theatre

Director: Sameh Zoabi
Country: Luxembourg, Belgium, Israel, France
Running Time: 100 min
Year: 2018
Language: Arabic, Hebrew (w/ subtitles)
Genre: Narrative

“A witty and warm-hearted look at a divided land.” -Hollywood Reporter