The Band’s Visit

2007, Israel/U.S./France, 87m, 35mm

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Screened January 30–February 2, 2023

This heartwarming and poignant winner of the Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard prize is the mesmerizing and witty story of strangers in a strange land. A fading Egyptian police band arrives in Israel to play at the Arab Cultural Center. When they take the wrong bus, the band members find themselves in a desolate Israeli village. With no other option than to spend the night with the local townspeople, the two distinctly different cultures realize the universal bonds of love, music and life. Set against a breathtaking desert landscape, this cross-cultural comedy proves that getting lost is sometimes the best way to find yourself. A Sony Pictures release

In Hebrew, Arabic, and English; with English subtitles

Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival

Co-sponsored by the Israel Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York.


A film by Eran Kolirin