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France / Israel / Germany
2021, 109 min

Section: Horizons

  3D4 Sunday 22/8 13:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
  621 Wednesday 25/8 9:00 Small Hall
  9D6 Saturday 28/8 19:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre

A renowned director is preparing to shoot a film about the celebrated Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi. But his work is suddenly interrupted by an invitation to a small town in the middle of the Arava desert, where they’re showing one of the filmmaker’s movies. The routine courtesy visit, however, develops into an angry confrontation and indictment of the hypocritical system. This controversial and formally radical film won the Jury Prize (ex aequo) at the recent festival in Cannes.


Synopsis

A renowned director is preparing to shoot a film about the celebrated Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi. But his work is suddenly interrupted by an invitation to a small town in the Arava desert, where they’re showing one of his movies. The routine courtesy visit, however, develops into an angry confrontation and indictment of a hypocritical system that restricts freedom of speech with its creeping censorship. “Ahed’s Knee is about a man who pushes beyond his own limits over the course of one day. He thinks of himself as a monster or a superman, a devil or a prophet. But, in the end, maybe he’s neither one nor the other – he’s just someone experiencing a personal crisis in a society experiencing a collective crisis,” states Lapid. This controversial and formally radical film won the Jury Prize (ex aequo) at Cannes.

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About the director

Nadav Lapid (1975, Tel Aviv). Selected filmography: Road (Kvish, 2005, short), Policeman (Ha-shoter, 2011), Why? (Lama?, 2014, short), The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet, 2014), Synonyms (Synonymes, 2019), Ahed’s Knee (Haderek, 2021).

Contacts

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
   
Director: Nadav Lapid
Screenplay: Nadav Lapid
Dir. of Photography: Shaï Goldman
Editor: Nili Feller
Art Director: Pascale Consigny
Producer: Judith Lou Levy
Production: Les Films Du Bal
Coproduction: Komplizen Films, Pie Films
Cast: Avshalom Pollak, Nur Fibak
Sales: Kinology

Guests

Nadav Lapid

Film Director

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