First love, school bullies, British New Wave … and SCUD missiles. This bittersweet 80s coming-of-age drama from director Eran Riklis (The Syrian Bride, The Lemon Tree) adapts two semi-autobiographical novels by the popular Arab-Israeli Sayed Kashua. Eyad is a gifted Arab teenager who wins the chance to attend one of the most prestigious Jewish boarding schools in Israel. Isolated and lonely at first, Eyad soon befriends Jonathan and Naomi. But heartbreak, personal tragedy and the broken politics of the region destroy their temporary adolescent idyll. As Eyad moves into manhood, he is forced to make impossible decisions about where he will stand – and who he will be – in a divided country. The New York Times praised the impressive acting and sublime literary pacing. Variety calls it Mr. Riklis’ strongest film in years. A Borrowed Identity was the hit of the Locarno and Telluride Film Festivals.
Time: 4:30, 6:45 & 9:15 pm
Running Time: 104 minutes
Unrated but not suitable for children due to strong language
tickets $11.50 and under available for purchase at the box office and on the Cinema’s website
Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
Coral Gables FL 33134