Zaytoun to screen at UK Jewish Film Festival

September 6, 2012
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Stephen Dorff as an Israeli pilot in Zaytoun

Stephen Dorff as an Israeli pilot in Zaytoun

This year’s UK Jewish Film Festival will screen the hotly tipped Zaytoun, the first fruit of the newly-signed UK-Israel film treaty, in November.

Directed by renowned Israeli director Eran Riklis, the film follows the developing friendship of a Palestinian boy and a shot-down Israeli fighter pilot, played by Stephen Dorff, as they attempt to make their way home across war-torn Lebanon. Festival director Judy Ironside said: “We’ve been tracking this film for over a year with great excitement. It deals with a very sensitive subject by focusing on a very personal relationship.”

The film has been produced by Gareth Unwin, producer of The King’s Speech.

The 16th UK JFF runs from November 1-18 in London, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Glasgow.

Last updated: 3:45pm, September 6 2012