"The Milky Way"
Directed by Ali Nassar
The sharp emotions that
rise from ethnic rivalries and geographic oppression form the center of
this superbly acted drama about the Arab population of a small Galilee
village in 1964, who must learn to cope with the unhealed wounds left by
the 1948 war. "…a film that maintains a simultaneous awareness of
mankind's yearning for peace and friendship and the simple pleasures of
life, and the harsh, bloody reality of an imperfect world" (Lawrence
Van Gelder, New York Times). Hebrew and Arabic with English
subtitles. 104 minutes.