Drama, 2014, 105 mins.
Director: Eran Riklis
Screenplay by: Sayed Kashua
Eyad,a gifted boy from an Arab village, attends a prestigious boarding school in Jerusalem. Although the liberal, left-leaning students and staff couldn’t be nicer, he feels very distant from them. The language in which he learns, as well as the curriculum that he studies, are from a different culture and perspective, and he can never forget that he is an outsider. He develops a close friendship with Jonathan, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, and is embraced as a member of family, but his romance with classmate Naomi emphasizes the barriers he faces in Jewish society.
Fees: $13 general admission
$9 - seniors, students, SJCC members and CFI members.
Tickets are available at the door, cash only.
Underground parking is available at the River Building, and at nearby Parking Lot P-2B:
Weekdays: $3.50/hr (4hr/$13 max)
Weekdays after 5pm: $7 flat
Saturday/Sunday: $3 flat
Sponsor: Vered Israel Cultural and Educational Program, The Embassy of Israel in Canada, JFO, SJCC, CICF