Israel, 2017, 80 min, Dir. Mike Burstyn, Not Rated, Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles
“It is not a war movie. It is more like a dance — a pas de deux in time, choreographed to a brilliant score by Sharon Farber that seamlessly weaves an ethnic delirium without overpowering the action.” – Richard Stellar, The Wrap
Two wartime enemies trapped alone in the desert is the focus of this gripping and searing psychological drama that packs plenty of action and excitement. The time is the Six Day War. The place is the Sinai Desert a day after the Israeli/Egyptian cease-fire. From the instant they meet, a lost Egyptian soldier and his Israeli counterpart have the same objective: to kill each other. But it soon becomes apparent that the only way each can survive is by forging an uneasy truce and cooperating with one another. Can they rise above the hatred that divides them long enough to stay alive?
The best of international cinema returns to Miami when the Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) takes over the city for its milestone 21st year, bringing more than 60 films from 20 countries, and hosting 50 filmmakers and special guests. The largest Jewish cultural event in Florida, and the third largest Jewish film festival in the world, takes place this year over 13 days from January 11-25.
Tickets to MJFF screenings are available for purchase online or at the Gables Cinema box office.
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