IFC acquires rights to ‘Lemon Tree’

Riklis' drama won Berlin audience award

IFC has acquired domestic rights to Israeli filmmaker Eran Riklis’ drama “Lemon Tree.”

IFC prexy Jonathan Sehring praised Riklis’ ability to convey “more about the state of the Middle East than most newspaper headlines.”

Pic, inspired by true events, follows the story of a Palestinian widow who defends her trees against the Israeli defense minister, who wants to raze them in the name of security, and ends up finding a bond with the defense minister’s wife.

Riklis is best known for directing 2004’s “The Syrian Bride.” Both pics were co-written with Suha Arraf.

“Lemon” stars Hiam Abbass and Ali Suliman. Film was co-produced by Bettina Brokemper, Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Michael Eckelt and Riklis.

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