A renowned director is preparing to shoot a film about the celebrated Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi. But his work is suddenly interrupted by an invitation to a small town in the Arava desert, where they’re showing one of his movies. The routine courtesy visit, however, develops into an angry confrontation and indictment of a hypocritical system that restricts freedom of speech with its creeping censorship. “Ahed’s Knee is about a man who pushes beyond his own limits over the course of one day. He thinks of himself as a monster or a superman, a devil or a prophet. But, in the end, maybe he’s neither one nor the other – he’s just someone experiencing a personal crisis in a society experiencing a collective crisis,” states Lapid. This controversial and formally radical film won the Jury Prize (ex aequo) at Cannes.
Cannes Film Festival 2021- Winner Jury Prize
Awards of the Israeli Film Academy 2021- Nominee Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound