A downed Israeli pilot and a young Palestinian boy become unlikely traveling companions at the prelude of the 1982 war in Lebanon. Zaytoun directed by Eran Riklis (UK/Israel) 2012 deals with the harsh realities of the continuing conflict in the Middle East with compassion and a flickering glimmer of hope.
The word zaytoun means olive tree in Arabic and clarified for me the derivation of the Spanish word for olive, aceituna.
The film screens Saturday 12 October 2013 at the Sequoia and Sunday 13 October 2013 at the Rafael 2 during Mill Valley Film Festival. More information and tickets at the MVFF web site.
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