Films screening at this event


Nadav Lapid
Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte
France, Israel
123 min

Nadav Lapid’s (The Kindergarten Teacher) new film, winner of the Golden Bear at Berlinale, is a triumph. Having completed his army service, Yoav travels to Paris with the aim of erasing his Israeli identity. Alone in the city, he soon meets a local couple who help him on his journey of reinvention. Original and provocative, Synonyms holds up a mirror to both Israeli and French societies and myths, and like Lapid’s previous films, demonstrates his inventive and daring cinematic vision.

Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Winner – FIPRESCI Prize & Golden Berlin Bear Prize, Berlin International Film Festival 2019

Winner – Best Cinematography, Israeli Film Academy Awards 2019

Nominated – Best Director, Best Actor & Best Editing, Israeli Film Academy Awards 2019

Nominated – Best Film, Sydney Film Festival 2019

“Breathtaking in the way it careens from one scene to the next in a whirlwind of personal and political meaning.” – Variety