September 12, 2008
Studio: International Film Circuit, Inc.
Director: Udi Aloni
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: Udi Aloni
Starring: Itay Tiran, Clara Khoury, Moni Moshonov, Makram Khoury, Tamara Monsour
A daring hybrid of realism and fantasy, "Forgiveness" is a psychological thriller that explores the tragedies of the Middle East. David, a young American-Israeli, returns to Israel to join the army, only to find himself in a catatonic state after accidentally shooting a Palestinian girl while on patrol. He is committed to a mental institution which sits on the ruins of a Palestinian village. The head psychiatrist tries to cure him with medication, while another patient in the hospital, a Holocaust survivor, tries to redeem him by opening his heart to the ghost that haunts him. He returns to New York under his father's care, believing that his horrific past is behind him…until his love for a Palestinian woman reopens the gates of his trauma zone.