AJAMI (Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani, 2009)

A beneficiary of the legacy of Roberto Rossellini’s and Krzysztof Kieślowski’s narrative strategies unhinging linear plot (think Paisà, 1946, Dekalog, 1988), Ajami is an Israeli masterpiece. Set in Ajami, Jaffa, south of Tel Aviv, where Jews, Arabs, including Palestinians, and Christians live together in an atmosphere fraught with tension, luridly gripped by criminal elements and […]