Yuval Adler, 2013
Israel | Hebrew with English subtitles | 100 minutes
Bethlehem tells the story of the unlikely bond between Razi, an Israeli secret service officer, and Sanfur, a teenage Palestinian informant to whom he has an almost fatherly attachment. Sanfur, however, is faced with an impossible dilemma as his loyalty to his brother, a senior Palestinian militant, is tested. Director Yuval Adler co-wrote the script with Ali Waked, an Arab journalist who spent years in the West Bank. The winner of six Ophir Awards (Israeli Academy Awards) including best picture, and Israel’s submission for the foreign-language Oscar, this is a taut thriller set in a powder-keg region. An Adopt Films release.