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Cinemart Cinema


75 min
  • DIRECTOR: Shlomi Eldar
  • STARRING: Gassan Abbas, Shlomi Eldar

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Bleiberg Entertainment presents FOREIGN LAND, a film by Shlomi Eldar.

As Israeli society slips into extremism, an Arab actor and a Jewish journalist search for a place where they can belong. Gassan Abbas was once a famous TV star in Israel. Director Shlomi Eldar was once an Arab Affairs correspondent for Israel's TV news.

Both men have discovered that their audiences are getting smaller by the day. Abbas is not getting any new roles, and Eldar's reports are getting pushed to the sidelines of the daily news reports. Israeli society has all lost hope and no longer wants to hear about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Now facing a professional crisis, these two friends are searching for a way to escape, while taking account of how changes in Israel affect them both personally and on a national level.

FOREIGN LAND is the story of two men, looking for a place where they can belong, only to discover that it only exists in the very place, where they were born.

The film took 6 years for Eldar to complete.

The film recently garnered the Ophir Award, Israel’s equivalent to the Academy Award, as Best Documentary Feature.



“A gorgeous and moving film experience.”  -Haaretz

Deeply heartfelt. A starkly personal, authentic and uncompromising work.”  -Walla

“A wonderful film... important for all citizens of here, there and everywhere.”  -Orsher