Zaytoun

Tuesday, February 25

$10

Film:
Venue:
Temple Israel
Time:
7:00 PM

Zaytoun is an unconventional buddy film starring Stephen Dorff as an Israeli fighter pilot who is shot down over Beirut in 1982. He escapes from PLO captivity in war-torn Lebanon with the aid of a 12-year-old Palestinian refugee who is searching for his ancestral family home in Israel. The orphaned boy longs to return to his village in Israel, if only long enough to plant a zaytoun (Arabic for olive) tree that he and his father nurtured together. The unlikely pair, sworn enemies, slowly realizes that their journey will succeed only if they stick together.

Reviews:
“It is a film about the potential for transcendence through friendship, about the mutual initiation of two characters into their respective humanity, and about beauty in the midst of a nightmare.” – Huffington Post

“A buddy picture, with a conscience” – Empire Magazine

Director: Eran Riklis (Lemon Tree, The Syrian Bride, The Human Resources Manager)

Languages: Hebrew, Arabic and English with English subtitles

Run Time: 107 minutes

Drama
Israel, United Kingdom 2012