A Borrowed Identity
Carmel Jewish Film Festival
Sun., March 13, 2016
A Borrowed Identity (2014)
Film: 5:00 pm
Venue: Lighthouse Cinemas, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Genre: Drama PG-13
Run Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Director: Eran Riklis
Country of Origin: U.K.
New York TImes Critics Award 2014
Boulder International Film Festival, Best Feature Film
Telluride Film Festival/
Washington Jewish Film Festival, Audience Award for Best Feature/
Haifa International Film Festival, Audience Choice Award
Israel Academy Award nominations: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Art Direction, Best Sound
From an early age, Eyad, a Palestinian-Israeli boy lives in a world of mixed messages. He goes to an Israeli school but gets clandestine messages about Palestinian nationalism and he and his family root for the Arab side during the region's frequent armed clashes. Given this background, it surprises Eyad when his father is enthusiastically supportive when the young man gets accepted by one of the country's finest private schools, the Jerusalem Arts and Sciences Academy. "It's a chance of a lifetime," his father says, "and an opportunity to show the Israelis you are better than them."
Although Eyad gradually learns to fit in at school and say the right things in class, the film's tone darkens as Eyad faces the broader Israeli society, like random identification card checks, that never seem to get easier. Increasingly he is aware of the anti-Arab prejudice in Israel. After falling in love with Naomi, a Jewish girl, he leaves school when their relationship is uncovered, and he discovers that he will have to sacrifice his identity in order to be accepted. Faced with the choice, Eyad will have to make a decision that will change his life forever.
Come join us, March 5-20, 2016, and experience the magic of truly great cinema. The festival includes films, receptions, discussions, a deli meal, and a concert.
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The fine print...
TICKETS GO ON SALE JANUARY, 1, 2016
Individual tickets can be purchased online or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
Tickets can be purchased online up to 48 hours in advance of each film and event. Tickets for each film and event can also be purchased at the box office one hour prior to event or film based on availability.
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Service fee applies for all individual ticket purchases and packages.
General admission tickets can be picked up ONLY at Will Call.
All receptions include food and wine.
Events and Guests are subject to change based on their availability or circumstances beyond our control.
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LIGHTHOUSE 4 CINEMAS (View)
525 LIGHTHOUSE AVENUE
PACIFIC GROVE, CA 93950
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