A couple of months ago I saw an international trailer for Eran Riklis’ “Zaytoun” and was completely blown away by it. It’s basically about a young Palestinian refugee and Israeli fighter becoming friends and try and make their way back home across war torn Lebanon in 1982.
“Zaytoun” premiered at Toronto International Film Festival back in 2012 and I had lots of buzz about it when it premiered and I’ve been dying to check it out.
Below, you can check out the US trailer and film synopsis after the jump:
“Zaytoun is the story of the unlikely alliance between a 12-year-old Palestinian refugee and an Israeli fighter pilot shot down over Beirut in 1982.
Their initial distrust develops into friendship as they make their way across war-torn Lebanon on a journey to a place they both call home.
Zaytoun won the Runners Up Prize in the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, as well as playing in Official Selection at the London Film Festival and AFI Fest 2012.
From the Award Winning Director of Lemon Tree and the Academy Award Winning Producer of The King’s Speech.”
“Zaytoun” hits limited theaters September 20th, and If you want to find out more about like the cast list, click here.
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