Israeli film takes top prize in Kiev



An Israeli film took the top prize at a Kiev film festival.

“The Band’s Visit” received the Grand Prix and $10,000 at the 37th Molodist (“Youth”) International Film Festival on Sunday.

It was the first feature-length film by 34-year-old Israeli filmmaker Eran Kolirin.

The whimsical tale, which has won other awards, follows the iconoclastic adventures of a band of Egyptian musicians who are lost in a small town in Israel’s Negev Desert.

Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko participated in the festival’s opening.




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