Zaytoun is an epic drama by leading Israeli director Eran Riklis (Lemon Tree, The Syrian Bride), produced by the UK’s multi awardwinning producer Gareth Unwin (The King’s Speech).
In Lebanon, 1982, an Israeli fighter pilot is shot down over Beirut. When one of his captors, an angry and disillusioned young Palestinian refugee, decides he’s had enough, they make a pact to escape, and so begins a perilous journey across a war-torn country to a place they can both call home. With a cast led by Stephen Dorff (Somewhere), Zaytoun is a superb road movie that, with humour and pathos, explores the growing friendship of two enemies, born out of mutual dependency.