WJFF Visionary Award:
TURN LEFT AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Dir. Avi Nesher (Israel, 108min, 2004)
In Hebrew with English Subtitles
In one of Avi Nesher’s most beloved films, a few Indian families move to a small Israeli town, inhabited by Moroccan immigrants. A culture war ensues: the Morrocans look down on the darkskinned Indians, while the Indians consider the Moroccans a bunch of uncouth troublemakers.
Eventually the two sides grudgingly come together over a cricket team they decide to field, and much hilarity follows.
Co-Presented by the Fairfax Cricket Clubs
Avi Nesher will give an extended introduction to the film and accept the 2014 WJFF Visionary Award.
Producer Dino De Laurentis convinced Avi Nesher to come to Hollywood after seeing his critically acclaimed Rage and Glory. Nesher’s initial work came as a writer, penning studio assignments for such filmmakers as Ron Howard and James Cameron. As part of this “Hollywood period”, Nesher wrote, produced and directed The Taxman which opened to extraordinary reviews: The New York Times called the film “A delight...a charmer of a mystery” and Jeffrey Lyons of NBC hailed it as “A cinematic gem...not to be missed!”
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