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The Band’s Visit-DVD Review 06/27/2010

Posted by Films to consider in Arabic/Egyptian language film, Comedy, Israeli language film, Light Drama.
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The Band’s Visit (Egyptian/Israeli) 2007

Among other honors:
Winner, Best Picture; Best Director; Best Screenplay, Israeli Film Academy Awards
Winner, Un Certain Regard prize, Cannes Film Festival
Winner, Best Actor; Best Discovery, European Film Award

Directed by Eran Kolirin

A police band from Alexandria, Egypt travels to Israel to provide musical entertainment for the opening of the Arab Cultural Center there. The band gets misdirected and ends up stranded in a small town in the middle of nowhere. They are put up by several locals. Some sweet and funny scenes as a few band members “socialize” with the locals.

The narrative is interspersed with some beautiful music.

87 min. Rated PG-13.

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The Band’s Visit

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