Sunday, September 9, 2007

The Band's Visit

The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Band takes the wrong bus and ends up in a small town in the desert.

They interact with the residents of the town and learn something about each other and themselves.

This very touching and funny film was one of the standouts for me at this festival.

Great performances all around.

Director: Eran Kolirin
Country: Israel
Year: 2007
Language: Hebrew, English, Arabic
Runtime: 89 minutes
Principal Cast: Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour, Imad Jabarin