Lemon Tree

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  • NR
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 7.4  (6,354)
  • 74

Winner of the Audience Award at the Berlin Film Festival and Best Actress prize (Hiam Abbass) at the Israeli Film Academy Awards, LEMON TREE is Eran Riklis' (THE SYRIAN BRIDE, CUP FINAL) engaging human drama of one woman's struggle to preserve her way of life in the midst of political turmoil. The wonderful Hiam Abbass (THE VISITOR) is Salma, a Palestinian widow who earns her living tending to her late father's lemon grove. When an Israeli government minister moves next door and declares the grove a potential security threat, Salma struggles to defend her peaceful livelihood. Personal drama gives way to political controversies as Salma forms an unexpected bond with the minister's lonely wife (Rona Lipaz-Michael), and takes her protest - with the help of her young lawyer (Ali Suliman, PARADISE NOW) - all the way to the Israeli Supreme Court.

Lemon Tree
Lemon Tree
Lemon Tree

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Winner of the Audience Award at the Berlin Film Festival and Best Actress prize (Hiam Abbass) at the Israeli Film Academy Awards, LEMON TREE is Eran Riklis' (THE SYRIAN BRIDE, CUP FINAL) engaging human drama of one woman's struggle to preserve her way of life in the midst of political turmoil. The wonderful Hiam Abbass (THE VISITOR) is Salma, a Palestinian widow who earns her living tending to her late father's lemon grove. When an Israeli government minister moves next door and declares the grove a potential security threat, Salma struggles to defend her peaceful livelihood. Personal drama gives way to political controversies as Salma forms an unexpected bond with the minister's lonely wife (Rona Lipaz-Michael), and takes her protest - with the help of her young lawyer (Ali Suliman, PARADISE NOW) - all the way to the Israeli Supreme Court.

Lemon Tree is a 2009 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4 and a MetaScore of 74.

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  • Release Date
    2009
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    1 hr 42 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (6,354)
  • Metascore
    74