Arabani

  • Israel
  • Feature
  • 2013
  • 84 min.
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Arabani

  • Israel
  • Feature
  • 2013
  • 84 min.

Synopsis

Yoseph is a Druze who returns to his native village after having been estranged from it for 17 years. Divorced from their Jewish mother, he brings his children and plans to stay. But his traditional community doesn't welcome them with open arms, as to be a real Druze, both parents must be Druze.

Credits

Director(s)

Adi Adwan

Producer(s)

Itai Tamir

Script

Adi Adwan

Cinematography

Ziv Berkovich

Editor

Or Ben David

Original Music

Assif Tsahar

Cast

Eyad Sheety, Daniella Niddam, Tom Kelrich, Zuhaira Sabbagh, Shadi Mari, Lucy Aharish

Original Language

Hebrew

Subtitles

English, Hebrew, Arabic

Sound designer

Michael Goorevich

Production designer

Mhah Haj Asal

Line producer

Tony Copti

Casting

Bar Hadas

  • Winner

    Best Screenplay in a Full-Length Feature
    Jerusalem International Film Festival
    2013

Festival Highlights

Bangalore International Film Festival, India , 2016

Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh , 2016

Religion Today Film Festival, Italy , 2015

Auroville International Film Festival, India , 2015

East Bay Jewish Film Festival, USA , 2015

UK Jewish Film Festival, UK , 2014

Palm Beach International Film Festival, USA , 2014

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, USA , 2014

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, USA , 2014

Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Canada , 2014

Prishtina International Film Festival, Serbia , 2014

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, USA , 2014

Black Nights Tallin International Film Festival, Estonia , 2013

International Film Festival of Kerala, India , 2013

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel , 2013

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  • Arabani offers many beautiful and moving moments portraying a closed community with strict traditions which has only rarely been featured in cinema.
    Neta Alexander, Haaretz

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