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The stylish trailer, which plays over a soundtrack of increasingly frantic violins, shows Avshalom Pollak as Y, an Israeli filmmaker in his mid-forties who arrives in a remote village at the far end of the desert to present one of his films. There he has a fateful meeting with Yahalom (Nur Fibak) an officer for the Ministry of Culture. Y soon finds himself fighting two losing battles: one against the death of freedom in his country, the other against the death of his mother.
The film is inspired by Lapid’s own experience when he was invited to present his film The Kindergarten Teacher (2014) in Sapir, a tiny, remote village in the Israeli region of Arava.
“All you’re about to see is true,” Pollak says in the trailer. “Just pay attention to the style.”
Les Films du Bal produced Ahed’s Knee together with Komplizen Film, Pie Films and Arte France Cinema with the participation of Arte France and in co-production with Decia Films, SRAB Films, Mandarin Production, Nord-Quest Films, Les Films Velvet and 24 25 Films.
Ahed’s Knee debuts in competition at the 74th Cannes International Film Festival on Wednesday.
Check out the exclusive trailer for Ahed’s Knee below.
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