A film by Nadav Lapid. "Ahed‘s Knee" celebrated its world premiere in competition at Cannes Film Festival 2021

Year  2021

Length: 109 min

Format:   1 : 2.39

Country of production  FRA, GER, ISR

Intro | Synopsis

Y., an Israeli filmmaker in his mid-forties, arrives in a remote village at the far end of the desert to present one of his films. There he meets Yahalom, an officer for the Ministry of Culture, and finds himself fighting two losing battles: one against the death of freedom in his country, the other against the death of his mother.


A Les Films Du Bal (France) production, in co-produktion with Komplizen Film (Germany), Pie Films (Israel), Arte France Cinema (France) and ZDF/ Arte. In association with Arte France, Arte Geie, Kinology, Pyramide Distribution, Decia Films, Srab Films, Mandarin Production, Nord-Ouest Films, Les Films Velvet And 24 25 Films. Funded by Aide Aux Cinemas Du Monde, Centre National Du Cinema Et De L’image Animee, Institut Francais, Cinereach, Isreal Film Fund.



Avshalom Pollak

Yahalom David

Nur Fibak


Written and directed by

Nadav Lapid

Director of Photography

Shaï Goldman


Nili Feller

Production Design

Pascale Consigny

Costume Design

Khadija Zeggaï

Make Up

Noa Yehonatan


Orit Azoulay


Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade (Komplizen Film)

Nadav Lapid

Osnat Handelsman Keren, Talia Kleinhendler (Pie Films)

Olivier Père, Rémi Burah (Arte France Cinema)

Alexander Bohr

David Rosier

Toufik Ayadi

Christophe Barral

Nicolas Altmayer

Eric Altmayer

Christophe Rossignon

Pierre Guyard

Philip Boëffard,

Frédéric Jouve

Marie Lecoq

Thibault Gast

Matthias Weber


Judith Lou Lévy (Les Films Du Bal)


Cannes Film Festival

Jury award 2021

Awards of the Israeli Film Academy

Best Movie

Best Director: Nadav Lapid

Best Actor: Avshalom Pollak

Best Actress: Nur Fibak

Best Camera: Shai Goldman

Best Editing: Nili Feller

Best Sound: Aviv Aldema


Cannes Film Festival 2021

Official Selection

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2021


Toronto International Film Festival 2021

Official Selection

New York Film Festival 2021

AFI Fest 2021

Busan International Film Festival 2021


BFI London Film Festival 2021

Film Fest Gent 2021

Official Selection

Vienna International Film Festival 2021


Transilvania International Film Festival 2022

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2021

Mar del Plata Film Festival 2021

New Horizons International Film Festival 2021

Sydney Film Festival 2022

Around the World in 14 Films 2021



German distributor

World Sales