Turn Left at the
End of the World

Sunday, April 10, 7 pm

Israel, 2004, 108 min, English & Hebrew with English subtitles (NB: Some nudity)
Director: Avi Nesher

Set in 1968 in a tiny Israeli village isolated deep in the Negev desert, two immigrant Jewish families, one from Morocco and the other from India, become neighbors. Separated by tradition and language, the families view each other with suspicion until a strike at the local bottling plant and the ensuing games of cricket serendipitously bring the families together. The core of the film is the growing friendship between the families’ two daughters, Nicol (Neta Gerti) and Sara (Liraz Charchi). Last year’s highest-grossing Israel feature film, Turn Left features an international cast in a movie brimming over with issues of identity, sexuality, and family.

“With its feel good vibes and sympathetic look at rarely discussed immigrant communities in Israel, Avi Nesher's [film] has humor and charm.” – Jay Weissberg, Variety

Hillel Newman, Consul of Israel to New England

Jacob and Libby Goodman Institute for the Study of Zionism and Israel, Hebrew and Arabic Languages Program, Brandeis University


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