Israeli Film Festival: The Band’s Visit (2007)

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Date(s) - 27/07/2014
6:30 pm

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore


Drama, 87 min.
Director: Eran Kolirin


The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra, consisting of eight men, arrives in Israel from Egypt. They have been booked by an Arab cultural center in Petah Tiqva, but through a miscommunication (Arabic has no “p” sound, and regularly replaces it with “b”); the band takes a bus to Bet Hatikva, a fictional town in the middle of the Negev Desert. There is no transportation out of the city that day, and there are no hotels for them to spend the night in. The band members dine at a small restaurant
where the owner, Dina the restaurant’s owner invites them to stay the night at her apartment, at her friends’ apartment, and in the restaurant. That night challenges all of the characters.

46 wins & 13 nominations:

Original Languages: Hebrew, Arabic and English
Subtitles: English