Award-winning director/screenwriter/producer Eran Riklis ("Cup Final," "The Syrian Bride," "Zaytoun," and the upcoming "Dancing Arabs")
In-person for a special conversation following a screening of his hit film Lemon Tree
501 Schermerhorn Hall at Columbia University
This event is free and open to the public. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVPs are welcome, but seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Synopsis: Winner of the Audience Award at the Berlin Film Festival and Best Actress prize (Hiam Abbass) at the Israeli Film Academy Awards, LEMON TREE is Eran Riklis' engaging human drama of one woman's struggle to preserve her way of life in the midst of political turmoil. The wonderful Hiam Abbass is Salma, a Palestinian widow who earns her living tending to her late father's lemon grove. When an Israeli government minister moves next door and declares the grove a potential security threat, Salma struggles to defend her peaceful livelihood. Personal drama gives way to political controversies as Salma forms an unexpected bond with the minister's lonely wife (Rona Lipaz-Michael), and takes her protest - with the help of her young lawyer (Ali Suliman) - all the way to the Israeli Supreme Court. (106 min)
Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_j1llK3Fco
*Refreshments will be served*