Rakhshan Bani-Etemad’s feature, which upset Iranian censors, is in competition at the Venice Film Festival.
Few films in Venice this year have arrived trailing as much controversy in their their wake as Palestinian-Israeli filmmaker Suha Arraf’s new feature Villa Touma, which screens in Venice Critics Week.
Suha Arraf’s Villa Touma, selected for Venice Critics’ Week, received $400,000 from the Israel Film Fund but has been classified as Palestinian by the director.
Dir/scr: Tal Granit, Erez Maymon. Israel-Germany. 2014. 93mins
Dir: Rakhshan Banietemad. Iran. 2014. 90mins
Dir: Andre Singer. UK-US-Israel. 2014. 75mins
Dir: Eran Riklis. Israel-Germany-France. 2014. 105mins