Bethlehem (2013)

  • Drama, JIFF
  • 1h 39m

Winner of the FEDEORA award for Best Film (Venice Days), political thriller Bethlehem was nominated for 12 Ophir Awards (Israeli Oscars) in 2013 and caused a stir on the international film-festival circuit. Exploring the complex friendship between Israeli secret service officer Razi (Tsahi Halevi), and his teenage Palestinian informant, Sanfur (Sahdi Marei), who is also the brother of a senior Palestinian militant, Bethlehem follows Sanfur as he becomes increasingly conflicted, learning of the Israeli plan to assassinate his radical brother.

This debut feature film from Yuval Adler was co-written with veteran West Bank-based journalist Ali Waked, whose experience covering the region provides the film with a gritty realism that intensifies this cinematic experience.


Yuval Adler





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