Tel Aviv on Fire

Israel, 2019, 97 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Sameh Zoabi, Not Rated, Arabic & Hebrew with English subtitles

Showings

Coral Gables Art Cinema Fri, Aug 23 5:30 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Fri, Aug 23 7:45 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Sat, Aug 24 4:00 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Sat, Aug 24 6:15 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Sat, Aug 24 8:30 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Sun, Aug 25 3:15 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Sun, Aug 25 5:30 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Sun, Aug 25 7:45 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Mon, Aug 26 5:30 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Mon, Aug 26 7:45 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Tue, Aug 27 5:30 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Tue, Aug 27 7:45 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Wed, Aug 28 5:30 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Wed, Aug 28 7:45 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Thu, Aug 29 5:30 PM
Coral Gables Art Cinema Thu, Aug 29 7:45 PM

Description

One of the most irreverent cinematic spins on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, the latest from writer-director Sameh Zoabi follows a fledgling soap-opera scenarist (Kais Nashif) tasked with concocting plot twists to suit riveted viewers on both sides. Zoabi’s ingenious satire exudes a deadpan audacity that’s impossible to resist, while Nashef’s outwardly unflappable middleman grounds this battle of ideologies in irresistible comic pragmatism. Tel Aviv on Fire won’t bring peace to the Middle East, but having everyone laughing together is a step in the right direction.

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