The Band’s Visit

A Screen Comment favorite!
Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz and Saleh Bakri
Directed by Eran Kolirin

A quiet kind of despair inhabits the men in The Band's Visit, a new and must-see film from Israel. As it were, Visit is overwhelmingly composed of male characters, men who seem lost, both spiritually and geographically. But there's also something stirring about these men, who are from Egypt and who've wandered astray, like so many Sufi nomads on an adventure. Tawfiq Zacharya (Sasson Gabai) is ... more >