Release date: December 8th, 2019
Run time: 2 hr. 3 min.
Direction: Nadav Lapid
Genres: Drama /Comedy
Synopsis: Winner of the Golden Bear (Best Film) at the Berlin Film Festival. Yoav, a young Israeli arrives in Paris with great expectations, only to find that when he isn’t watching, his belongings are stolen. Not to be easily dissuaded and desperate to erase his origins, Yoav sees becoming French as his only hope for salvation. Step one is to replace his language. Based on the real life experiences of writer-director Nadav Lapid, Synonyms explores the challenges of putting down roots in a new place. “Astonishing, maddening, brilliant, hilarious, obstinate, and altogether unmissable.” –David Ehrlich, IndieWireWatch Preview