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The Band's Visit

1hr 27mins
Directed by
Eran Kolirin
Sasson Gabay,
Ronit Elkabetz,
Saleh Bakri
Film Language
in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles


Mon 11/13
Available for online purchase
Sold out/unavailable

After the film, guests from The Huntington's production of The Band's Visit will join us for a post-screening discussion.

This heartwarming and poignant winner of the Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard prize is the mesmerizing and witty story of strangers in a strange land. A fading Egyptian police band arrives in Israel to play at the Arab Cultural Center. When they take the wrong bus, the band members find themselves in a desolate Israeli village. With no other option than to spend the night with the local townspeople, the two distinctly different cultures realize the universal bonds of love, music, and life. Set against a breathtaking desert landscape, this cross-cultural comedy proves that getting lost is sometimes the best way to find yourself.

The Band's Vist plays at The Huntington from November 10–December 10, 2023. 

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