Eran Riklis’ drama formerly known as Dancing Arabs is based on Sayed Kashua’s adaptation of his novel of the same name and premiered in Locarno last year.
A Borrowed Identity follows a Palestinian-Israeli student in the 1990s who wrestles with his identity after he is accepted into a prestigious Jewish boarding school.
Tawfeek Barhom, Yael Abecassis, Michael Moshonov and Ali Suliman star.
Jon Gerrans of Strand Releasing brokered the deal with Brigitte Suarez of The Match Factory.
Strand distributed Riklis’ previous film Zaytoun starring Stephen Dorff.