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Inheritance

original title
Héritage
Director
Hiam Abbass
Country
France, Israel, Palestine, Turkey
Year
2012
Duration
88 min

A thought-provoking directorial debut by the acclaimed Israeli-Palestinian actress Hiam Abbass (Lemon Tree, The Syrian Bride).

Against the backdrop of the Israel-Lebanon war, a family living in an Israeli- Arab village in Northern Galilee gathers to celebrate a family wedding, and the occasion exposes deep rifts bubbling beneath the surface of this tightly knit family. The youngest daughter’s scandalous revelation, that she is in love with an Englishman, triggers an internal war that threatens to tear the family apart.

This well-observed, insightful drama offers a unique glimpse from an insider’s perspective into the lives and dilemmas facing today’s Israeli Arabs, a community struggling to maintain its identity, torn between modernity and tradition.

Official selection: Venice International Film Festival 2012

Scheherazade and the Kosher Delight (Short)

original title
Shéhérazade et le délice casher
Director
Agnès Caffin
Cast
Fanny Ardant
Country
France, UK
Year
2010
Duration
20 min

Scheherazade, a young Palestinian woman, heads to a Jewish Paris neighbourhood in response to a job advert for a cook in a kosher café.

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