Reel Israel DC

Wed, Mar 26


  112 min • in Hebrew with English subtitles • Official SiteBuy Tickets

An unusual dramedy that offers a stylish and amusing riff on  CHINATOWN by way of Alice in Wonderland.

–Alyssa Simon, Variety

Inspired by a true story, Avi Nesher’s new film THE WONDERS combines genres, moods and influences – everything from film noir to Alice in Wonderland – to create a unique and compelling movie that mixes mystery, comedy, psychological thriller, political intrigue and romance. The story focuses on Arnav, a graffiti artist and bartender, who lives near the Old City of Jerusalem. Wearing a mask, he paints walls at night and hopes that Vax, his former girlfriend who recently “found religion,” will come back to him. But when Arnav sees a mysterious stranger forced into an abandoned apartment across the way by three bearded men, he becomes involved with a hard-boiled investigator, a gorgeous mystery woman, and the conflicted, mysterious captive himself. As the plot twists, loyalties shift and revelations flow, and Arnav’s life gradually becomes stranger than his art. Ultimately, Arnav’s adventure in Knafo’s wonderland might have a moral, if Arnav can only find it.

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