Ahed's Knee

Ahed's Knee

Original Name: Ha'berech
English Name: Ahed's Knee
Year: 2021
Run Time: 110 min
Language: Hebrew
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour
Country: Israel, France, Germany
Director: Nadav Lapid
Producer: Judith Lou Lévy
Cast: Avshalom Pollak, Nur Fibak, Yoram Honig, Lidor Ederi, Yehonathan Vilozni, Naama Preis
Screenplay: Nadav Lapid
Cinematographer: Shaï Goldmano
Editor: Nili Feller
Sound Designer: Aviv Aldema, Marina Kertesz, Bruno Mercere
Costume Designer: Pascale Consign
Production Designer:Qiu Jiongjiong
Production Company: Les Films Du Bal, Pie Films, Komplizen Film GMB
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  • Cannes FF 2021
  • Toronto IFF 2021

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2019 Synonyms
  • 2016 From The Diary Of A Wedding Photographer
  • 2014 The Kindergarten Teacher
  • 2011 Policeman
  • 2007 Émile's Girlfriend

Director’s Biography:

Nadav Lapid

Born in 1975 in Tel-Aviv, Nadav Lapid studied philosophy at Tel-Aviv University, French literature in Paris and film in Jerusalem-based Sam Spiegel School. After he directed three shorts, published a novel and worked as a literary critic and a sports reporter, he was admitted to the Cannes Film Festival's Cinéfondation in 2008 where he wrote his first feature film.


Y, an Israeli filmmaker in his mid-forties, arrives in a remote village at the far end of the desert to present one of his films. There he meets Yahalom, an officer for the Ministry of Culture, and finds himself fighting two losing battles: one against the death of freedom in his country, the other against the death of his mother.