A Borrowed Identity  ערבים רוקדים

The Ritz East
125 South Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 7:00 pm
Set in the late 1980’s, Eyad (Tawfeek Barhom), a young Arab, tries to fit in with his Jewish classmates in a prestigious Jerusalem boarding school. He’s isolated until the lovable Naomi (Danielle Kitsis) and the wheelchair-bound Yonatan (Michael Moshonov) befriend him. While Yonatan’s family embraces Eyad, Naomi’s family is not so accepting, especially once their relationship becomes romantic. With Saddam Hussein’s scud missiles looming in the background, this powerful work makes a timely plea for coexistence. Based on the acclaimed novel “Dancing Arabs”, A Borrowed Identity is the newest film from the director of Syrian Bride (2004), The Lemon Tree (2008), and The Human Resource Manager (2010).
Country: Israel
Release Date: 2014
Time: 104 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew, Arabic with English subtitles
Director: Eran Riklis
Guest Speaker: Eran Riklis, Director Eran Riklis is an accomplished Israeli filmmaker. His films include Cup Final (1991), The Syrian Bride (2004), Lemon Tree (2008) and Dancing Arabs (also known as A Borrowed Identity) (2014). In 1993 Riklis directed "Zohar", the biggest box office success for an Israeli film in the 90s, followed by several TV series and by "Vulcan Junction" (1999) which won the Best Film award at the Haifa International Film Festival. In 2004 his film "The Syrian Bride" achieved wide international success and won various awards, including four awards at the Montreal International Film Festival.
Israeli Academy Award Nominations: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Art Direction, Best Sound