Time: October 26, 2012 to November 30, 2012
Location: The Sunshine Cinema + Clearview Cinemas
Street: 143 East Houston Street & 400 East 62nd Street at 1st Avenue
City/Town: New York City
Website or Map: http://cohenmedia.net/the-oth…
Event Type: film, opening
Organized By: Aimee Morris
Latest Activity: Oct 27, 2012
Writer-director Lorraine Lévy’s THE OTHER SON, is a moving and provocative tale – filmed in Israel and the West Bank - of two young men – one Israeli, the other Palestinian, who discover they were accidentally switched at birth, and the complex repercussions on themselves and their respective families.
Joseph (Jules Sitruk), an 18-year-old musician preparing to join the Israeli army for his mandatory military service, lives at home in a comfortable suburb of Tel Aviv with his parents, France-born physician Orith (Emmanuelle Devos) and Israel-born army commander Alon Silbers (Pascal Elbé). A blood test for Joseph’s military service reveals that he is not their biological son; during the Gulf War Joseph was evacuated from a clinic along with another baby; both were given back to the wrong families. While the Palestinian Joseph went to Tel Aviv with the Silbers, their actual Jewish son, Yacine (Medhi Dehbi) was brought to the West Bank by the Arab couple, Said (Khalifa Natour) and Leila (Areen Omari). The revelation turns the lives of the two families upside-down, forcing them to reassess their respective identities, values and beliefs.
THE OTHER SON features a terrific multinational cast hailing from France, Palestine and Israel. Emmanuelle Devos plays the loving yet tormented French-Israeli mother. Ms. Devos, a veteran of over 60 films, has starred in the films of Jacques Audiard (The Beat that My Heart Skipped, Read My Lips,) Arnaud Desplechin (My Sex Life, Kings and Queens, A Christmas Tale), Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel,) and Alain Resnais (Wild Grass). Rising star Pascal Elbé was nominated for a César for Most Promising Actor for his performance in Michel Boujenah’s Father and Sons. He directed Tete de Turc with Roschdy Zem and Ronit Elkabetz for which he received a César nomination for Best First Film.
THE OTHER SON is French Jewish writer-director Lorraine Levy’s third feature film. In addition to her film directing and screenwriting career Ms. Lévy is a playwright and theatre director.