Neighbours

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Showings

The Main 4 Mon, May 9 7:00 PM
The Main 4 Thu, May 12 1:40 PM
The Main 4 Sun, May 15 11:15 AM
Virtual
Virtual Available In:MN Only
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Original Title:Nachbarn
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Drama
Coming-of-Age
Youth
Historical Drama
Jewish Interest
True Story
Release Year:2021
Runtime:124 min
Country/Region:Switzerland
France
Syria
Festivals & Awards:San Francisco Film Critics Jury Prize
Language:Kurdish
Arabic
English
Hebrew
Print Source:Menemsha Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSzkntElVEY
Cast/Crew
Director:Mano Khalil
Producer:Mano Khalil
Cinematographer:Stéphane Kuthy
Screenwriter:Mano Khalil
Editor:Thomas Bachmann
Composer:Mario Batkovic
Principal Cast:Nasima Aldaher
Serhed Khalil
Jay Abdo
Derya Uygurlar
Tuna Dwek
Jalal Altawil
Ismail Zagros
Bengin Ali
A. Zirek
Jiyan Armanc

Description

In the early 1980s in a Syrian border village, six-year-old Sero dreams of watching cartoons on TV like the city kids. The inhabitants of his small town live harmoniously, eagerly anticipating the day electricity will come. But things begin to change when a stern stranger from Damascus arrives to instruct the local children. When the new teacher begins preaching hatred of Jews, Sero struggles to reconcile this with his beloved neighbors, a friendly Jewish family, prompting a rude awakening to the realities and absurdities of nationalism. Informed by his own real-life experiences, Kurdish-Swiss director Mano Khalil's Neighbours is a poignant yet unsentimental look at war through the eyes of a child. Serhed Khalil's unaffected performance as Sero anchors the film with sincerity and a necessary touch of levity. The result is a powerful exploration of humanity and the roots of hatred. Winner, Audience Award, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival; Best Script, Red Sea Film Festival.


Director Biography

Antoneta Mano Khalil

Born in 1964 in Qamishli, Syria, Mano Khalil studied history and law at Damascus University and directed the documentaries David der Tolhildan (2007), Our Garden of Eden (2010), The Beekeeper (2013) and the feature films Bunte Träume (2004), Die Schwalbe (2016), and Neighbours (2021), his most recent film.


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