בית לחם

General Admission $12; Seniors $10

Sunday, March 16, 2014, 7:00 pm

Bethlehem tells the story of the unlikely bond between Razi, an Israeli secret service officer, and his Palestinian informant Sanfur. Sanfur is the younger brother of a senior Palestinian militant. Razi recruited him when he was just 15, and developed a very close, almost fatherly relationship to him. Now 17, Sanfur tries to navigate between Razi’s demands and his loyalty to his brother, living a double life and lying to both.  When the Israeli secret service discovers how deeply involved Sanfur is in his brother’s activities, Razi is faced with an impossible dilemma.  Co-written by Yuval Adler, who also directed, and Ali Waked, an Arab journalist who spent years in the West Bank, and based on years of research, Bethlehem gives an unparalleled, authentic portrait of the complex reality behind the news.

Screening Location
Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 West Lancaster Avenue
Brywn Mawr, PA 19010Dessert reception following the film
Movie Info
Israel, Belgium and Germany, 2013, 99 minutes
Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles
Yuval Adler
Best Film, Venice Film Festival, 2013; Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Israeli Film Academy, 2013