LOCATION: Lighthouse International 111 East 59th Street
Director will host a conversation after the screening. Refreshments.
MUST RSVP: [masked]
Seats are limited to the first 25 people no guests please.
The movie opens in NY and LA in late June.
Amin Jaafari (Ali Suliman) is an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society. He has a loving wife, an exemplary career, and many Jewish friends. But his picture perfect life is turned upside down when a suicide bombing in a restaurant leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife Sihem (Reymonde Amsellem), who alsodied in the explosion, was responsible. Convinced the official police report is wrong, Amin rejects their accusation but his conviction is shaken when he receives a posthumous letter from Sihem confirming her role in the carnage.
Shattered by the revelation and desperate to understand how he couldhave missed any signs of his wife’s intentions, Amin abandons the relative security of his adopted homeland and enters the Palestinian territories in pursuit of the extremists he believes recruited her.
Once there, he plunges into ever more dangerous places and situations where he is unaccepted. Determined, he presses on seeking answers to questions he never thought he would be asking.
By the end of his journey, Amin is forced to confront a deeper truththan he had ever expected; his inability to see who his wife truly was and his failure to understand the reality that created her.
THE ATTACK is adapted from Yasmina Khadra’s international bestseller of the same name. Originally published in 2005, the novel has been translated into more than 40 languages and has won numerous awards worldwide.