US Trailer for Award-Winning 'Ahed's Knee' About Israeli Censorship
"What's inappropriate? Inappropriate, says who?" Kino Lorber has unveiled the official US trailer for an indie drama from Israel called Ahed's Knee, the latest from acclaimed award-winning filmmaker Nadav Lapid. He won the top prize Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival a few years ago for his film Synonyms, and this is his follow-up - an extremely critical takedown of Israel and its many problems with censorship and hypocrisy. It originally premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival in competition last year, and ended up winning the third place Jury Prize during the fest. An Israeli filmmaker throws himself in the midst of two battles doomed to fail: one against the death of freedom, the other against the death of a mother. Lapid wrote the film soon after the death of his own mother, who worked as an editor on many of his works. It offers a sharp critique of censorship, hypocrisy, and violence instigated by Israel & repressive governments. Starring Avshalom Pollak & Nur Fibak. I'm a big fan of how this film lashes out and fights for the truth.
Here's the official US trailer (+ Israeli poster) for Nadav Lapid's Ahed's Knee, direct from YouTube:
A celebrated Israeli filmmaker named Y arrives in a remote desert village to present one of his films at a local library. Struggling to cope with the recent news of his mother’s terminal illness, he is pushed into a spiral of rage when the host of the screening, a government employee, asks him to sign a form placing restrictions on what he can say at the film’s Q&A. Told over the course of one day, the film depicts Y as he battles against the loss of freedom in his country and the fear of losing his mother. Ahed's Knee, originally known as Ha'berech in Hebrew, is written and directed by award-winning Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid, director of the films Emile's Girlfriend, Policeman, The Kindergarten Teacher, Love Letter to Cinema, and Synonyms (Berlinale Golden Bear winner) previously, as well as a few other shorts. This initially premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival last year playing in the Main Competition. Kino Lorber will debut Ahed's Knee in select US theaters starting on March 18th, 2022 coming soon. For more info, visit their website.