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Louisville Jewish Film Festival – Tel Aviv on Fire
February 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tel Aviv on Fire
An outlandish satire follows Salam at his job on a Palestinian TV soap opera popular with both Israelis and Palestinians. His daily commute through the Israeli checkpoint leads to regular encounters with the Israeli Defense Forces officer in charge. When the officer demands Salam to change the show’s storyline to make his wife happy, Salam struggles with concocting plot twists to suit viewers on both sides.
Israel, 97 minutes
Speaker: Daniel Kleinman, screenwriter, Louisville native, and Professor of Film at Columbia University.
Luxembourg’s Academy Award Entry for best International Film. Nominee for Best Comedy at the European Film Awards. Winner of the Israeli Academy Awards for Best Screenplay.