Dir. Yuval Adler (99min, Israel/UK/Belgium/Germany, 2013)
In Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles
Israel’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, Bethlehem
tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret
Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant. Shuttling back
and forth between conflicting points of view, the film is a raw portrayal
of characters torn apart by competing loyalties and impossible moral
dilemmas, giving an unparalleled glimpse into the dark and fascinating
world of human intelligence.
Winner of six Ophir Awards (Israeli Oscars), including Best Feature and
Screenwriter Ali Waked in conversation following the March 4 screening.
Yuval Adler was born in Herzliya, Israel. He studied mathematics at Tel Aviv University and philosophy at Columbia University. He made the short film Seduction in 2006. Bethlehem is his feature film debut. .