Director: Eran Riklis
“A multifaceted drama straddling the Palestinian-Israeli chasm that's marbled with irony, generosity, anger and pure crowd-pleasing optimism.” - Variety
Eran Riklis takes a fresh look at the Israeli -Palestine conflict by imbuing it with the warmth of a personal story. Palestinian widow Salma Zidane lovingly tends to a lemon grove planted on the Israel-West Bank border by her father 50 years ago. When the Israeli Defense Minister builds an ostentatious house right next to Salma's lemon grove, it becomes the focus of bitter frictions.
An intelligent allegory for the hotly politicised border debate, The Lemon Tree doesn't shy away from taking sides.
“There are so many walls that are created by tradition and religion and bad blood from the past.” - filmmaker Eran Riklis
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