Ahed’s Knee

France/Israel/Germany, 109m, DCP

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened March 25–April 7, 2022

Y (Avshalom Pollak), a celebrated Israeli filmmaker, arrives in a remote desert village to present one of his films at a local library. Struggling to cope with the recent news of his mother’s fatal illness, he is pushed into a spiral of rage when the host of the screening, a government employee, asks him to sign a form placing restrictions on  what he can say at the film’s Q&A. Told over the course of one day, the film depicts Y as he battles against the loss of freedom in his country and the fear of losing his mother. This masterfully detailed, complex drama offers a sharp critique of the censorship, hypocrisy, and violence instigated by Israel and repressive governments everywhere. A Kino Lorber release

In Hebrew with English subtitles

Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival, New York Film Festival


A film by Nadav Lapid

Beautiful, hallucinatory… [with] splinters of comic absurdism.”

A. O. Scott, The New York Times

Astonishing… Quite possibly brilliant.”

Jessica Kiang, Variety