Estonian premiere

The Taste of Apples is Red

Local title
Õuna maitse on punane
Original title
Ta'am al Tufah, Ahmar
Director
Ehab Tarabieh
Country
Israel, Germany
Year
2022
Programme
In Focus: Israel, Best of Fest
Genre
drama
Subject
individual vs society, social status

In the Druze mountain villages between Syria and Israel, Kamel, a respected sheik, must make an impossible decision between family and duty when his estranged brother returns to the Golan Heights after 47 years in exile.

This absorbing fiction debut from Syrian filmmaker Ehab Tarabieh pursues complexity without compromise, portraying the thick silences that scaffold political conflict onto personal lives, no matter how long they have been kept isolated. Thoughtfully shaped by the uncompromising circumstance of military occupation, and backed by seasoned performances, "The Taste of Apples Is Red" treats the telling of truth with the brave attention it deserves.

The film was screened at this year's Toronto Film Festival.

Director
Ehab Tarabieh
Screenwriter
Sol Goodman, Ehab Tarabieh
Cast
Makram J. Khoury, Tarik Kopty, Rula Blal, Hussien Rumiah, Maisa Abd Elhadi
Producer
Sol Goodman, Jonathan Doweck, Viola Fügen, Michael Weber
DoP
Yaniv Linton
Editor
Ori Derdikman
Composer
Anne de Boysson
Production
Anemos Productions, Match Factory Productions GmbH, RBB RUNDFUNK BERLIN-BRANDENBURG
World sales
The Match Factory
Runtime
Language
Arabic
Subtitles
English
Other festivals
Toronto

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Screenings

9th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening040601 / Õuna maitse on punane
SubtitlesEnglish
Q&A guestsEhab Tarabieh (Film Director)
Q&A duration
Screening duration
Hall Electric Cinema, Tartu
Screening052201 / Õuna maitse on punane
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall 1 Kino Artis
Screening161502 / Õuna maitse on punane
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker