Lemon Tree – NY Film Premiere

Salon: “Something like a cross between a torn-from-the-headlines docudrama, a Middle East conflict rendered in miniature and Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” this latest film from the terrific Israeli director Eran Riklis revolves around the amazing lead performance of Palestinian-French actress Hiam Abbass. Playing a dignified, lonely Palestinian widow who carries a land dispute with her neighbor…” [read more...]

Directed by Eran Riklis; written by Suha Arraf and Mr. Riklis; director of photography, Rainer Klausmann; edited by Tova Ascher; music by Habib Shehadeh Hanna; production designer, Miguel Merkin; produced by Bettina Brokemper, Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Michael Eckelt and Mr. Riklis; released by IFC Films. In Arabic and Hebrew, with English subtitles.

Opens today at IFC Center and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas

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