Yoav wants nothing more than to be French and has moved to Paris to rid himself of all traces of his Israeli nationality. The first step is to change his language and despite the fact that he can’t speak French he decides to never utter another word of Hebrew. Armed with a French dictionary he sets out into the streets of Paris only to walk directly into an identity crisis. SYNONYMS is loosely based on director Nadav Lapid’s own experiences and is a quirky and funny film about identity and the dream of a fresh start.
Frankrike / Tyskland / Israel / 2019/ 2 t. 3 min.
Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte
Nadav Lapid, Haïm Lapid
Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt
This year’s winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival