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Nadav Lapid | France, Israel, Germany | 2019 | 123 min.
O.V in French and Hebrew subtitled in English and Spanish

Composed by an energetic and corporal staging, and an implacable vision of the Israeli state violence, Lapid (The Kindergarten Teacher) who took home the Golden Bear in the Berlinale. Every step taken on this (autobiographical) story of death and resurrection is not to be taken lightly. Upon arrival in Paris, Yoav literally falls naked, without possessions or identity. He is then reborn from scratch, reneging on Israel and Hebrew, and establishing an intricate and sensual relationship with his benefactors Émile (Quentin Dolmaire, A Violent Desire for Joy) and his girlfriend Caroline (Louise Chevillotte, Lover for a Day).