Nadav Lapid’s (The Kindergarten Teacher) new film, winner of the Golden Bear at Berlinale, is a triumph. Having completed his army service, Yoav travels to Paris with the aim of erasing his Israeli identity. Alone in the city, he soon meets a local couple who help him on his journey of reinvention. Original and provocative, Synonyms holds up a mirror to both Israeli and French societies and myths, and like Lapid’s previous films, demonstrates his inventive and daring cinematic vision.
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