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East Coast Premiere

Holy Lands

Directed by Amanda Sthers

France | 100 minutes | 2018

Told with incredible humor and heart through career-best performances by a stellar ensemble cast, Holy Lands chronicles several months in the lives of a dysfunctional family struggling to express their love for one another and accept each other the way they are. Lapsed Jew Harry (Academy Award-nominee James Caan) is a former cardiologist who suddenly decides to spend his retirement as a farmer in Nazareth, Israel, in a move which deeply shocks his family, the local community and rabbi, Moshe (BAFTA Award-winner Tom Hollander). Back in New York, his ex-wife Monica (Rosanna Arquette) is trying to manage the lives of their adult children Annabelle (Efrat Dor, from MJFF 2018 film The Zookeepers Wife) and David (Golden Globe-winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers), as well as her own, after finding out she has a brain tumor. Even as they are spread around the world and each grapple with challenges, their correspondence with one another sparkles with wit and levity. Filmed in the iconic landscapes of Israel, Holy Lands is a universal story about love, family, loss, and tolerance, and captures the humor and poignancy of an adult family striving to remain connected across time, geography, and radically different perspectives on life.

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Amanda Sthers is a French novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and filmmaker. She has written ten novels which have been translated in more than 14 languages. Holy Lands is Amanda’s third feature film.
Director Amanda Sthers
Countries of Production France
Year of Presentation 2018
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Premiere Status East Coast Premiere
Runtime 100 minutes
Principal Cast James Caan, Rosanna Arquette, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Tom Hollander, Patrick Bruel, Efrat Dor
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Linda & Wayne Saker

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