The Pianist from Ramallah

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2020
  • 60 min.

The Pianist from Ramallah

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2020
  • 60 min.

Synopsis

Four years in the life of Muhammad "Misha" Alsheikh, a talented teenage pianist from Ramallah, who is the son of a Palestinian father and a mother who came from Russia. It takes Muhammad 3 hours to get from his house to a piano lesson with Emma, his Jewish-Israeli teacher who also came from Russia and now lives in Jerusalem, but his dream is bigger than borders. Between checkpoints, auditions and his father's will that he will become a doctor, he tries to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional pianist - and also stay happy.

Credits

Director(s)

Avida Livny

Producer(s)

Eitan Evan (Evanstone Films Ltd), Udi Zamberg (T.H. Productions Ltd)

Cinematography

Nayef Hamud

Editor

Nili Feller

Original Language

Arabic, Russian, English

Subtitles

English

Sound Editing

Aviv Aldema

  • WINNER

    Best Documentary
    Montreal Israeli Film Festival
    2021

Festival Highlights

BIKY International Film Festival, Korea , 2021

Montreal Israeli Film Festival, Canada , In competition , 2021

Solidarity Internatinoal Film Festival, Israel , Special Screening , 2021

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