Israeli Film Festival at Temple Israel to screen ‘The Other Son,’ ‘The Attack’

Jules Sitruck and Mehdi Dehbi play a Jewish Israeli and a Palestinian from the West Bank who find out they were switched at birth in ‘The Other Son.’ The film is one of two at this year’s Israeli Film Festival. 

The films “The Other Son” and “The Attack” will headline the seventh annual Israeli Film Festival at Congregation Temple Israel on Sunday, March 30. 

“The Other Son” begins at 3 p.m. and “The Attack” will be shown at 6 p.m. Festivalgoers are welcome to attend either or both films. Complimentary Israeli refreshments will be served between screenings.

In “The Other Son,” two young men, one Israeli and one Palestinian, discover just before their 18th birthdays that they were accidentally switched at birth. This PG-13 rated film depicts how they reconcile their newfound identities.

“The Attack” tells the story of a highly successful Arab surgeon living in Tel Aviv who discovers a dark secret about his wife in the aftermath of a suicide bombing. 

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The Israeli Film Festival is co-sponsored by the Israel Engagement Committee of Temple Israel and by the St. Louis Israeli community.

The films will be screened in the May Chapel of the congregation located at 1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive in Creve Coeur.  Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and reservations are required.  Both films are primarily in Hebrew with English subtitles and are suitable for mature teens and adults.  

To RSVP for either or both films, contact Jean Millner at Temple Israel, 314-432-8050 or [email protected]