DetailsDirector: Eran Riklis Country: Israel/Germany/France
Cert: PG Year: 2008 Length: 106 minsLanguage: Arabic/Hebrew
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Score: 84.33% Attendance: 138
Hiam Abbass, in a terrific performance, plays Salma the Palestinian widow, who tends a lemon grove handed down through generations. But the Israeli Defence Minister moves in opposite and the lemon grove becomes regarded as a security threat. The based-on-a-true-story drama moves to the Israeli court, and to the hearts and minds of the central characters – including the Defence Minister’s wife Mira, who sympathises with Salma, and the young lawyer who takes on Salma’s case and soon falls for her.