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Zaytoun
Temple Israel
Charlotte, NC
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Tickets can now be purchased at the CJFF Will Call desk (located in the lobby of Temple Israel) starting at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, 2/25. Questions? Please call (704) 554-2059 or email contact@charlottejewishfilm.com and someone will get back to you as soon as we can.



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Zaytoun
Charlotte Jewish Film Festival film


Directed by Eran Riklis (Lemon Tree, The Syrian Bride, The Human Resources Manager)


Zaytoun is an unconventional buddy film starring Stephen Dorff as an Israeli fighter pilot who is shot down over Beirut in 1982. He escapes from PLO captivity in war-torn Lebanon with the aid of a 12-year-old Palestinian refugee who is searching for his ancestral family home in Israel. The orphaned boy longs to return to his village in Israel, if only long enough to plant a zaytoun (Arabic for olive) tree that he and his father nurtured together. The unlikely pair, sworn enemies, slowly realizes that their journey will succeed only if they stick together.


Drama/Israel, United Kingdom/Hebrew, Arabic and English with English subtitles/107 minutes/2012


Reviews:

"It is a film about the potential for transcendence through friendship, about the mutual initiation of two characters into their respective humanity, and about beauty in the midst of a nightmare." - Huffington Post

"A buddy picture, with a conscience" - Empire Magazine


All ticket purchases for the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival are non-refundable. In the event a screening is cancelled due to inclement weather, an alternative screening date will be offered.

Location

Temple Israel (View)
4901 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
United States


Categories

Film > Festivals

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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