Keswick Film Club - The Band's Visit

The Band's Visit (Bikur Ha-Tizmoret)

Director: Eran Kolirin Country: Israel
Cert: 12A Year: 2007 Length: 87 mins Language: Arabic/Hebrew/English
The Band's Visit

Audience Reaction

Score: 85.24% Attendance: 125

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Synopsis

'A tiny gem, but completely irresistible.' (reel.com) An Egyptian police band is stranded in a small Israeli town, unable to contact their embassy. Café owner Ronit Elkabetz persuades some of her regulars to take in the conspicuously overdressed, Arabic-speaking strangers. What follows is a gentle comedy of Arab-Israeli relations as the guests become embroiled in the lives of their hosts, centring on a fine performance by Sasson Gabai as the bandleader whose stern countenance gradually crumbles.

Critics

open_quote Director and screenwriter Eran Kolirin handles the delicate shades of politics with subtle tones. close_quote The Observer



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