Miami Beach Cinematheque. From May 29th through 31st, 2009. The film Lemon Tree (Etz Limon), directed by Erin Riklas and featuring Hiam Abbass, Doron Tavory and Ali Suliman, will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque from May 29th through 31st, 2009 at 8:30 p.m.
Salma, a Palestinian widow, has to stand up against her new neighbor, the Israeli Defense Minister, when he moves into his new house opposite her lemon grove, on the green line border between Israel and the West Bank. The Israeli security forces are quick to declare that Salma's trees pose a threat to the Minister's safety and issue orders to uproot them. Together with Ziad Daud, her young Palestinian lawyer, Salma goes all the way to the Israeli Supreme Court to try and save her trees. Her struggle raises the interest of Mira Navon, the Defense minister's wife. Despite their differences and the borders between them the two women develop an invisible bond, while forbidden ties grow stronger between Salma and Ziad.
Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139