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Lemon Tree (2008)

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Director:

Eran Riklis

Starring:

Hiam Abbass, Michael Warshaviak, Einat Saruf, Ayelet Robinson, Loai Nofi, Yair Lapid, Makram Khoury, Jamil Khoury, Linon Banares, Hili Yalon, Danny Leshman, Smadar Jaaron, Amnon Wolf, Amos Lavi, Tarik Kopty, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Ali Suliman, Doron Tavory

Genres:

Drama

Origin:

Israel

Certificate:

G

Languages:

Arabic, Hebrew, French, English

Aspect ratios:

1.85 : 1

Sound formats:

Dolby Digital

Lemon Tree

synopsis


Selma Zidane is a widowed Palestinian who has been tending her lemon grove since her father's death. When the Israeli Defence Minister moves into the neighbouring property, his security staff declare that her cherished orchard has the potential to act as a cover for terrorist groups, and order that it is destroyed. With the help of Ziad Daud, a young Palestinian lawyer, Selma goes to the Israeli Supreme Court to try and save her trees. Despite the significant cultural and political divides, Selma's plight raises the interest of the Defence Minister's wife, who finds herself drawn to her mysterious neighbour. As the bond between the two women strengthens, the question remains; what will come of Selma's beloved lemon trees?

member reviews

 
Gentle drama
Bev Maxwell
22 September 2009
member rating

I welcomed the opportunity to learn a little more about Israel and Palestine in this gentle drama. It tells the story of an otherwise unknown Palestinian woman who becomes the centre of a major legal battle between her and the Israel secret service and military. Her quiet determination and courage are inspiring. Her underlying personal grief is effective in portraying the grief of a nation.

100% of members found this review helpful


 
Wonderful story

17 December 2009
member rating

I would highly recommend this film.

100% of members found this review helpful


 
 

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