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This Week's Film: The Band’s Visit
Cuisine: Israeli

While watching the trailers on a DVD a few weeks ago, I saw one for an Israeli comedy called The Band’s Visit, in which a group of Egyptian musicians gets lost in Israel. It looked amusing and worth seeing, so I’ve decided to take a leap of faith and feature it as this week’s Chopstick Cinema selection. Here is the NetFlix synopsis:

“When an Egyptian police brass band travels to Israel to play at the opening of an Arab arts center, they wind up abandoned and lost in a remote desert town in this charming cross-cultural comedy. Defying expectations, the tiny Israeli community embraces the musicians, and both the Egyptians and the locals learn a few things about one another -- and themselves -- in this witty winner of the Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard prize.”

Join me throughout the week on Chopstick Cinema for a closer look at the food and the film. My film review will be posted at the end of the week, along with my Israeli recipe.

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