Eyal Sagui Bezawie, Sara Tsifroni
Israel, 2015, 62’, Hebrew, Arabic, English with Italian subtitles
When Egypt was Israel’s biggest enemy, an Egyptian film was screened weekly on the Israeli TV quickly becoming a ritual which people are still nostalgic about. Nobody ever wonder why Israeli TV insisted on showing movies made by “the enemy” and how they arrived to the Israeli TV. Though these films let us catch a glimpse at our neighbours across the border, most of us didn’t really want to see those people. “Arabic Movie” brings us to a fleeting moment, when we shared the same cultural heroes as everyone else in the Middle East.