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The Simple Drama of 'Lemon Tree' Makes for a Powerful Middle East Parablenew

The story, based on a real incident, reads like a fable. Paying attention strictly to the David vs. Goliath surface of it, viewers will be amply rewarded. But Lemon Tree has a number of subtle stories lurking just under the surface.
Weekly Alibi  |  Devin D. O'Leary  |  08-25-2009  |  Reviews

'Lemon Tree': Uprootednew

Lemon Tree is many-sided thing, including an astute political drama, but the film ultimately is about two women forced by circumstance into a rivalry.
Eugene Weekly  |  Jason Blair  |  07-16-2009  |  Reviews

Wedding March to No Man's Landnew

This story about an arranged marriage taking place in a remote outpost of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights will be familiar to anyone ever caught in an avalanche of red tape.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marjorie Baumgarten  |  05-12-2006  |  Reviews

Reality Checkpoint

"Once you're doing this kind of film, you can't go the Hollywood way."
Washington City Paper  |  Mark Jenkins  |  03-27-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

Bride and Prejudice

This is a surprisingly resonant allegory about arrogance and missed opportunities for connection -- and about the dismal odds of ever reaching peace because of these roadblocks.
Washington City Paper  |  Tricia Olszewski  |  03-27-2006  |  Reviews

It's A Man's Wordnew

Director Eran Riklis shares his insightful thoughts and feelings in regard to the making of his new film, The Syrian Bride.
Dig Boston  |  Jenna Scherer  |  01-19-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

Who Wants to Marry a Militant?new

The Syrian Bride follows the plight of a family living in the tenuous border territory separating Israel and Syria and weaves an atypical wedding story.
Dig Boston  |  Jenna Scherer  |  01-19-2006  |  Reviews

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