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7:30pm International Film Series: “The Other Son”
November 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
I-House and United Nations Association – Davis Chapter co-sponsors the screening of free international films (with subtitles) on the first and third Fridays of each month from September – May. Refreshments are served at 7:30pm, and films begin at 8:00pm. Donations are appreciated. In addition to the United Nations series, I-House offers a variety of mini film festivals throughout the year.
The Other Son (2012, France, directed by Lorraine Lévy, 105 min.)
Two babies are born at the same time in an Israeli hospital. One is Israeli. The other is Palestinian. They are evacuated during a Scud attack, accidentally switched and then raised by each other’s families for the next 18 years. When Joseph (Jules Sitruk) enlists in the Israeli Air Force, a blood test reveals that he cannot be the son of his parents Alon and Orith Silberg (Pascal Elbe and Emmanuelle Devos). Yacine (Mehdi Dehbi), the Israeli by birth, was raised on the West Bank by Leïla and Saïd Al Bezaaz (Areen Omari and Khalifa Natour) and just finished his baccalaureate in Paris, expecting to start medical school. How do the families and especially the two young men deal with this dramatic news? Do political, cultural and religious divisions have to divide? Family members on both sides are forced to reassess their respective identities, beliefs and values.