A young Israeli man absconds to Paris to flee his nationality, aided by his trusty Franco-Israeli dictionary.
CAST & CREW
Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt
Nadav Lapid, Haim Lapid
Director of Photography
Era Lapid, François Gédigier, Neta Braun
Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte
SBS Productions with Pie Films (Israel) Komplizen Film (Germany) Arte France Cinéma (France)
Born in Tel Aviv, this director and screenwriter studied philosophy at Tel Aviv University. After military service, he moved to Paris before returning to Israel to take a degree at the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem. His short film Road screened in the 2005 Panorama (Berlin IFF). His debut feature film Policeman won the Special Jury Prize at Locarno in 2011 while The Kindergarten Teacher featured in the 2014 Semaine de la Critique at Cannes. In 2015, Why? screened in Berlinale Shorts. He is a recipient of the French Order Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.
Border Project (2003, doc.), Road (2005, short), Emile’s Girlfriend (2006), Policeman (2011), Footsteps in Jerusalem (2013, doc.), The Kindergarten Teacher (2014), Love Letters to Cinema (2014), Why? (2015, short), The Diary of a Wedding Photographer (2016, short), Synonyms (2019).