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Zaytoun

The Zaytoun Featurette (VIDEO)

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.26.2013 | Los Angeles
E. Nina Rothe

It's no secret by now how I feel about Eran Riklis' wonderful film Zaytoun (the title means "Olive" in Arabic). But perhaps the best way to talk about a film is not to write or say a single word.

Respecting the Audience: Filmmaker Eran Riklis on Zaytoun, Stephen Dorff and Life's Codes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.18.2012 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Eran Riklis' beautifully crafted, touching films create within their audience a need to do better. His latest, Zaytoun, was named as a runner up for the Audience Choice Award at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. I caught up with Riklis in Toronto.

Eran Riklis' Zaytoun: A Much Needed Lesson in Peace at TIFF 2012

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Filmmaker Eran Riklis admits that while "films can't change the world, they can make you think." At a moment when we are wondering just what people are capable of when enraged by a YouTube video, Zaytoun is the antidote to the poison of violence.

From the Headlines: A Procrastinator's Guide to Toronto International Film Fest

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.03.2012 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

This year's Toronto International Film Festival is the perfect programming blend of independent projects and big studio films, master filmmakers and some recently discovered greats, short films with heft and long movies with a light heart.