The Band’s Visit (2007)

Bikur Ha-Tizmoret
Director: Eran Kolirin
Language: Arabic, English, Hebrew
Country: Israel

The Band's Visit

The Band’s Visit

They came, they saw, they bridged a divide.

A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.

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Asia Pacific Screen Awards – UNESCO Award
Athens International Film Festival – Best Director
Cannes Film Festival – Award of the Youth, FIPRESCI Prize, Un Certain Regard – Jury Coup de Coeur
European Film Awards – Best Actor (Sasson Gabai)
Jerusalem Film Festival – Best Actor (Sasson Gabai), Best Actress (Ronit Elkabetz)
Molodist International Film Festival – Scythian Deer
Montréal Festival of New Cinema – Best Film
National Board of Review, USA – Top Five Foreign Films
Palm Springs International Film Festival – Bridging the Borders Award

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