A Bottle in the Gaza Sea
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2013)

17-year-old Tal has emigrated from France to Jerusalem with her family. She writes a letter expressing her refusal to accept that only hatred can reign between Israelis and Palestinians. She slips the letter into a bottle, and her brother… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 4, 2013
DVD Release Date: April 16, 2013
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

It raises the hope that someday, perhaps, there can be a meeting of Israeli and Palestinian minds.

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Jon Frosch
Village Voice

Although smoothly directed, A Bottle in the Gaza Sea has little visual personality or dramatic urgency.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Sure, it has something to say, but it hardly feels like its out to change the world -- only a very small part of it. And it succeeds with sincere feelings and a beguiling charm

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A gentle pairing of youthful idealism and tenacious hope.

David Fear
Time Out

The film's notion that a little understanding and a lot of e-mailing would basically solve the Middle East crisis ... is as reductive as it is utopian.

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Robert Levin

This is the story of people who dream big dreams and find a common understanding in the face of impossible difficulties. It's hard not to get behind that.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

What elevates [it] ... is the gentleness with which Binisti approaches his difficult subject.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

The initially cynical Naim suggests Tal's project is insignificant, nothing but a bottle of hope bobbing about in a sea of enmity - and so too this film.

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Yet another impressive dramatic take on the endless Middle East impasse and attendant violence.

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