Circus Palestina (1998)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Political Satire, Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Israel  |  
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Eyal Halfon directs this comedy-drama about a Russian circus that disrupts a volatile community of irate Palestinians, high-strung Israeli settlers, and shifty hucksters on either side. At first, everyone wants to check out this new diversion; they become less enthusiastic when the troupe's aging lion escapes. Suddenly, this already tense neighborhood is thrown into a tizzy. Circus Palestina swept the Israeli equivalent of the Academy Awards and was screened at the 1999 Vancouver Film Festival.

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animal, audience, circus, Israeli [nationality], lion, neighborhood, Russian [nationality]