The Lemon Tree

Lemon Tree
September 18 – 24
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(Israel / 2008 / dir. by Eran Riklis)
An Israeli defense minister’s new home abuts a 50-year-old lemon grove owned by a Palestinian widow.
Israeli security claims that the grove is a threat to the safety of the minister (Doron Tavory), and issues orders to uproot the lemon trees. Salma (Hiam Abbass), a widow with no family nearby, decides to legally fight for the trees that have absorbed the blood, sweat and tears of her family. Her lawyer is a smart young Palestinian, Ziad Daud (Ali Suliman). As they take the battle all the way up to the Israeli Supreme Court, 34-year-old Ziad falls for 45-year-old Salma. But besides the socially-unacceptable factor of their relationship, things are not what they seem. Meanwhile, on the other side of the grove, Mira Navon (Rona Lipaz-Michael), the Minister’s wife, finds herself defying what is expected of her. In Hebrew with subtitles.
unrated / 106 mins.
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