Lemon Tree (Etz Limon) 2008 - Israeli Movie
Won Berlin International Film Festival Salma, a Palestinian widow, living in her home for decades, has to stand up against her new neighbor, the Israeli Defense Minister, when he moves into his new house opposite her lemon grove. Hebrew, English & Arabic Subtitles Available in PAL(EURO) format ONLY.
Salma, a Palestinian widow, living in her home for decades, has to stand up against her new neighbor, the Israeli Defense Minister, when he moves into his new house opposite her lemon grove, on the green line border between Israel and the West Bank.
The Israeli security forces are quick to declare that Salma's trees pose a threat to the Minister's safety and issue orders to uproot them. Together with Ziad Daud, a young Palestinian lawyer, Salma goes all the way to the Israeli Supreme Court to try and save her trees. Her struggle raises the interest of Mira Navon, the Defense minister's wife, trapped in her new home and in an unhappy life.
Despite their differences and the borders between them the two women develop an invisible bond, while forbidden ties grow stronger between Salma and Ziad. Salma's legal and personal journey lead her deep into the complex, dark and sometimes funny chaos of the ongoing struggle in the Middle East, in which all players find themselves alone in their struggle to survive.
Director: Eran Riklis
Writers: Suha Arraf, Eran Riklis
Cast: Hiam Abbass... Salma Zidane
Doron Tavory... Defense Minister Israel Navon
Ali Suliman... Ziad Daud
Rona Lipaz-Michael... Mira Navon
Tarik Kopty... Abu Hussam
Amos Lavi... Commander Jacob (as Amos Lavie)
Amnon Wolf... Leibowitz
Smadar Jaaron... Tamar Gera (as Smadar Yaaron)
Danny Leshman... Private Itamar aka Quickie
Hili Yalon... Sigi Navon
- Language: Hebrew, English and Arabic subtitles
- Original Release date: 2008
- Media: PAL (EUR) DVD
- Runtime: 106 min