Israeli Film “Lemon Tree” to be Distributed in US

March 30, 2008

Eran Riklis’s award-winning movie, Lemon Tree, will soon be hitting US cinemas. “Lemon Tree,” which recently won the 10th Panorama Audience Award at the Berlin Festival, has been purchased for distribution by US company IFC Films.

The movie was also purchased for screening in several other international cities in Europe and other international locations including Canada, Korean, Taiwan, and South American countries.

According to Ynet,

“Lemon Tree” tells the story of a Palestinian widow living next to the Israeli border, who is forced to chop down her cherished lemon grove to accommodate the security demands for the Israeli defense minister and his family who live right across the border from her. The widow fights the decision in court, but ultimately fails.

I haven’t actually watched the movie yet since it only came out this weekend, but if anyone has, let me know how it was.



  1. I read this film, and while it contains a few actors that I do enjoy watching it is simply another Israeli film that attempts to poke fun at the situation.

    The imdb description shows its pathetic nature “Salmas legal and personal journey lead her deep into the complex, dark and sometimes funny chaos of the ongoing struggle in the Middle East, in which all players find themselves alone in their struggle to survive.”

    Funny Chaos? I don’t think being treated like caged animals is funny chaos.

  2. I haven’t seen this movie, and clearly you haven’t either. While you are free to have your opinion, you are not taking into consideration 2 things:

    1) It is just a movie – no one is saying that what happens at the borders is not serious
    2) You ONLY leave very anti-Israel comments about everything. You never comment on anything that YOUR people do. Have you read this yet: https://realisrael.wordpress.com/2008/03/30/a-beautiful-murderer-or-remembering-malki-roth/. If things like THAT didn’t happen, the roadblocks wouldn’t exist in the form that they do. We don’t like it either.

  3. So you advocate collective punishment? Which, I remind you, is a war crime.

  4. No reminder necessary. I don’t advocate collective punishment.

    What you call collective punishment, I call protecting my people. When the Palestinians stop exporting terrorists who kill entire families and children who went out for pizza, we will stop check each of them to make sure it’s not their intention (and explosives are found every week on people, so you can’t say it’s not true anymore).

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