Synonyms

Synonyms

France, Israel, Germany| 2019 | DCP | Color | 123 min | Nadav Lapid

TUESDAY 1 | CINETECA NACIONAL SALA 1 | 19:30 HRS | 123 MIN
(Black Canvas FCC 2019 opening film)

Director: Nadav Lapid
Screenplay: Nadav Lapid, Haïm Lapid
Producer: Saïd Ben Saïd & Michel Merkt – SBS Films
Cinematography: Shaï Goldman
Editing: Era Lapid, François Gédigier, Neta Braun
Sound: Marina Kertész, Sandy Notarianni, Christophe Vingtrinier
Production Company: SBS International
Cast: Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte

Synopsis
Yoav, a young Israeli, turns up in Paris, hopeful that France and french will save him from the madness of his country.

Biography
Nadav Lapid, a film director and a writer, born in Tel Aviv, studied philosophy at the University of Tel-Aviv, moved after his military service to Paris and back to Israel, to study cinema in Sam Spiegel film school. His highly awarded movie The Kindergarten Teacher, is an Israeli-French coproduction premiered in Cannes in 2014, and screened in more than 150 international festivals.
His first feature, Policeman, won the jury award at the Locarno Film Festival 2011, twenty awards in international film festivals, "Best Film" in Bafici and San Francisco film festivals, and was screened in numerous festivals, including the New York’s and London’s . From the Diary of a Wedding Photographer was screened in Cannes, New York Film Festival and Bafici in 2016, and won best film in Villa Del Conde festival. Nadav was a jury member in the special jury of Cannes 2016 Critics week, and in Locarno film festival 2015. Nadav´s short films were selected to the Cannes and Berlin film festivals. Emile’s Girlfriend, was screened in Cannes 2006 Cinefondation Competition.

Festivals
Berlin International Film Festival 69th — Golden Bear 2019, Germany FIPRESCI Award, 2019