The Band's Visit
(Israel/USA/France, 2007, 87 minutes)
An Egyptian police band invited to perform in Israel finds itself lost in a small, God-forsaken town miles away from the actual location. Gentle, melancholy comedy of misunderstandings that never sugarcoats its message of understanding.
A July August Productions, Bleiberg Entertainment and Sophie Dulac Productions presentation/production. Starring Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour. Directed and written by Eran Kolirin; produced by Eilon Ratzkovsky, Ehud Bleiberg, Yossi Uzrad, Koby Gal-Raday, Guy Jacoel; music by Habib Shehadeh Hanna; director of photography (colour), Shai Goldman; production designer, Eitan Levi; costume designer, Doron Ashkenazi; film editor, Arik Lahav Leibovitz.