Tuesday, June 18, 2024
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Nadav Lapid, 2019, France, Germany, Israel, 121min, DCP, Color
Starring Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte
In French and Hebrew with English subtitles

Nadav Lapid, one of the most inspiring filmmakers to emerge in the last decade, uses his own experience in creating the story of Yoav, a young Israeli who arrives in France barely speaking the language and without any friends, committed to forgetting Israel and becoming a Frenchman. On his first night in Paris, Yoav is robbed and throws himself at the mercy of a bourgeois French couple.

Winner, Golden Bear, 2019 Berlin International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2019 New York Film Festival
Official Selection, 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

“Critic’s Pick! Furious, brilliant. A movie that turns rage into pain and identity into a howl.” –Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Wildly unpredictable. A searing, maddening, explosively brainy movie about the mutability and immutability of the self that, appropriately enough, never stops changing shape.” –Los Angeles Times

“Critics Pick! Astonishing, maddening, brilliant, hilarious, obstinate, and altogether unmissable.” –David Ehrlich, Indiewire