The Band’s Visit

The Band’s Visit

Last chance to see Eran Kolirin’s warmly enjoyable comedy about an Egyptian ceremonial police band lost in Israel. Think Brassed Off in the Middle East.

GFT, Glasgow & Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Fri 7–Thu 13 Dec.

The Band's Visit

  • 4 stars
  • 2007
  • Israel/France
  • 87 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Eran Kolirin
  • Written by: Eran Kolirin
  • Cast: Saleh Bakri, Ronit Elkabetz, Sasson Gabai, Uri Gavriel

A brass band made up of members of the Egyptian police force have been booked to play at the opening of an Arab culture centre near Tel Aviv, but no one has come to meet them at the airport and they have just caught the wrong bus. Director Kolirin fashions a beautifully acted melancholic comedy from this farcical premise…


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