Eyad, a young Palestinian, is accepted into a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem. He finds himself struggling with issues of language, culture, and identity – trying to survive and to find his way in a place where war constantly rages around him. He develops a friendship with Yonatan, a boy with muscular dystrophy, and falls in love with a Jewish girl named Naomi. Eyad realizes that in order to be accepted as an equal, in order to work, to love, and, above all, to find his place – he has to make personal sacrifices.
feature acting / Competition - feature films
One of the most acclaimed Israeli filmmakers. He has been working as a director, screenwriter and producer for more than thirty years. His films won awards at many festivals, including Berlin and Locarno. He also directed numerous TV series and over 300 commercials.