Monday, June 20, 2005

A Different War / Milhama A'Heret

A Different War is one of the best short films I've seen in over a decade and a half of queer film festivals. Nuni, a 9yo boy in a Jewish settlement in a Palestinian area, is chosen to play King David in the class play, but he's more interested in the role of the princess. His older brother and his friends try to force Nuni to join in their games of adolescent bravado along the wall separating the settlers from the Arabs. His response is as touching as it is beautiful.

If anyone knows how to spell Milhama A'Heret (the Hebrew title) in Hebrew characters, please leave a comment on this item. (Nil laobhrim Hebrew.)

A DIFFERENT WAR, dir. Nadav Gal, 2003 Israel, 15 min. 16mm, distributed by the Spiegel school

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