Neighbours

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Neighbours

Winner, San Francisco Film Critics Jury Prize and Audience Award at Toronto Jewish Film Festival. Set in a small Kurdish village in northeastern Syria in the 1980s, and inspired by his personal story, director Mano Khalil’s stunning film focuses on six-year-old Sero, whose vivid recollections transport us to a beautiful world full of pain. Sero’s carefree childhood ends on the first day of school, when the dogmatic teacher forbids students from speaking Kurdish and teaches that Jews are the enemy, a concept at odds with the boy’s warm relationship with his neighbors. As the story is told through Sero’s eyes, the teacher’s attempts at indoctrination often seem more absurd than dangerous and give the film a gentle, satiric edge.

“A cinematically stunning, deeply unsettling film that is at once brutal and satiric, and at moments even magical"
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This film is part of the Jewish Film Festival 2022 series.



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