“A BORROWED IDENTITY” (Israël – 2015)

A Movie directed by Eran Riklis Cast: Tawfeek Barhom, Ali Suliman, Yaël Abecassis Release Date: 6/26/15

A Movie directed by Eran Riklis
Cast: Tawfeek Barhom, Ali Suliman, Yaël Abecassis
Release Date: 6/26/15

Gifted Eyad (Tawfeek Barhom), a Palestinian Israeli boy, is given the chance to go to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem. As he desperately tries to fit in with his Jewish schoolmates and within Israeli society, Eyad develops a friendship with another outsider, Jonathan (Michael Moshonov, Lebanon) a boy suffering from muscular dystrophy, and gradually becomes part of the home Jonathan shares with his mother, Edna (Yael Abecassis, Kadosh, Alila, To Live and Become). After falling in love with Naomi (Daniel Kitsis), a Jewish girl, he leaves school when their relationship is uncovered, and he discovers that he will have to sacrifice his identity in order to be accepted. Faced with a choice, Eyad will have to make a decision that will change his life forever.

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