Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 West Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Sunday, March 16, 2014, 7:00 pm

General Admission $12; Seniors $10

Bethlehem tells the story of the unlikely bond between Razi (Tzachi Halevy) , an Israeli secret service officer, and his Palestinian informant Sanfur (Shadi Mar’i). 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 (Hitham Omari), 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.
Country: Israel, Belgium and Germany
Release Date: 2013
Time: 99 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles
Director: Yuval Adler
Topics: Father-Child Relationship, Mossad, Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Best Film, Venice Film Festival, 2013; Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Israeli Film Academy, 2013