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RONIT ELKABETZ RETROSPECTIVE
BAND’S VISIT NC16
Advisory: Scenes of IntimacyDirector: Eran KolirinDuration: 87 MinsLanguage: Arabic, English, Hebrew with English subtitles

The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra, consisting of eight men, arrive in Israel from Egypt. They have been booked by an Arab cultural center in Petah Tikva, but through a miscommunication the band takes a bus to Beit Hatikva, a fictional town in the middle of the Negev Desert. There is no transportation out of the city that day, and there are no hotels for them to spend the night in. The band members dine at a small restaurant where the owner, Dina (Ronit Elkabetz) invites them to stay the night at her apartment, at her friends' apartment, and in the restaurant.