New York Jewish Film Festival 2012

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea


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A Bottle in the Gaza Sea
Thierry Binisti, 2010
France | French, Hebrew, English and Arabic with English subtitles | 90 minutes

U.S. Premiere! Director Thierry Binisti, author Valérie Zenatti, and producers Gilles Sacuto and Milena Poylo in person for both screenings!

Tal is a 17-year-old Frenchwoman who has settled in Jerusalem with her family. She writes a letter expressing her refusal to accept that only hatred can reign between Israelis and Palestinians. She slips the letter into a bottle, and her brother throws it into the sea near Gaza, where he is carrying out his military service. A few weeks later, Tal receives a response from a mysterious “Gazaman,” a young Palestinian named Naïm. This engrossing and hopeful drama starring Hiam Abbas is based on the award-winning novel by Valérie Zenatti.

Series: New York Jewish Film Festival 2012

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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