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Florida Premiere

My Dearest Enemy

Directed by Tzipi Trope

Israel | 100 minutes | 2019

Hebrew with English subtitles

This epic drama tells the story of a 25-year friendship between two women — Alice, a Palestinian-Israeli professor, and Maya, a Jewish-Israeli artist. The two women met in Jerusalem as young girls but grew up taking vastly different paths. Drawn to each other by their shared love for poetry, they develop a deep bond that grows into an impossible friendship that is ultimately put to the test by their communities’ ever-growing conflicts. My Dearest Enemy is a story of love, betrayal, shattered dreams, and courage — but above all, it is a story about the hope and promise of enduring friendship.

Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with director Tzipi Trope and moderator Dr. Meri-Jane Rochelson. To view the conversation please click here.

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Tzipi Trope was the Head of the Film Program at Haifa University and currently serves as Associate Arts Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is the director of nine feature films, many of which have played at major international film festivals, including San Francisco International Film Festival, London Film Festival, and the Berlinale, among others.
Director Tzipi Trope
Countries of Production Israel
Year of Presentation 2019
Language(s) Hebrew with English subtitles
Premiere Status Florida Premiere
Runtime 100 minutes
Principal Cast Hanan Hillo, Adi Gilat, Adeeb Safadi
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