Ahed’s Knee

Nadav Lapid

Direccions France, Germany, Israel 109 min Catalan premiere Fiction


An Israeli filmmaker in his mid-forties arrives in a remote village at the far end of the desert to present one of his films. There he meets Yahalom, an officer for the Ministry of Culture, and finds himself fighting two losing battles: one against the death of freedom in his country, the other against the death of his mother.

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Nadav Lapid

Born in 1975 in Tel-Aviv, Nadav Lapid studied philosophy at Tel-Aviv University, French literature in Paris and film in Jerusalem-based Sam Spiegel School. After he directed three shorts, published a novel and worked a literary critic and a sports reporter, he was admitted to the Cannes Film Festival’s Cinéfondation in 2008 where he wrote his first feature film.

Filmography: Ahed’s Knee (2021, D’A 2022), The Star (curt, 2021), Sinónimos (2019), From the Diary of a Wedding Photographer (migmetratge, 2016), Why? (curt, 2015), La professora de parvulari (2014, D’A 2015, D'A 2022), Ammunition Hill (curt, 2006), Policía en Israel (2011), Émile’s Girlfriend (migmetratge, 2006), Kvish, (curt, 2005), Protect Gvul (curt, 2004)

Nadav Lapid

Film information

Original Title: Ha'berech
Director: Nadav Lapid
Script: Nadav Lapid
Contact: Kinology
With: Yoram Honig, Lidor Ederi, Yonathan Kugler, Yehonathan Vilozni, Naama Preis
Country: France, Germany, Israel
Year: 2021
Format: DCP
Length: 109 min
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Edition: 2022


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Ahed’s Knee