LBI Film ClubTurn Left at the End of the World
Sof haOlam Smola – Turn Left at the End of the World (IL/F 2004)
Director: Avi Nesher
Israel is small, but its desert, the Negev, is large – especially far south from Tel Aviv. The film tells the story of Jewish immigrants from India and Morocco wrestling there with the heat, cultural differences and problems at the workplace. Couscous or Curry, Cricket or Football – parallel worlds or integration … comedy or drama? This immensely creative director’s motto is: ‘the stranger is always the latest arrival’. What does integration really mean? Are prejudices between Jews and Jews even possible? And above all, how does love between a man and a woman fare in such complicated circumstances? This film is a journey of surprises to a little known Israel.