Spider in the Web
Dir. Eran Riklis | 113 min
Belgium, Israel, Netherlands, Portugal
EnglishHebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Israeli filmmaker Eran Riklis (Lemon Tree, The Syrian Bride) and based on true events, this engrossing spy thriller stars Sir Ben Kingsley as Adereth, an aging Mossad agent.
While Adereth is on a secret service operation across Holland and Belgium, he finds himself trailed by a young agent (Itay Tiran, Hostages) as well as the enigmatic Angela (Monica Bellucci).
Haunted by his past, he is forced to question the web of lies he’s spun over his lifetime, and realizes the hunter may become the hunted in a world of mirrors and deceit.
The Sunday, January 26 screening will be followed by a conversation with Director Eran Riklis and a Rugelach Reception.
Sunday, January 264:00 PM Q&A and Reception
Thursday, January 307:00 PM
The Sunday, January 26 screening will be followed by a conversation with Director Eran Riklis
Eran Riklis is one of Israel’s most acclaimed film makers and has been working as director, writer and producer for more than thirty years.
Cup Final (1991), his international breakthrough presented at numerous festivals, was the biggest box office success for an Israeli film in the 90s. Lemon Tree (2008) won of the Audience Award at the Berlin and San Sebastián film festivals. With The Syrian Bride (2004), Riklis received eighteen international awards. In 2010, The Human Resources Manager won five Israeli Academy Awards and the Audience Award in Locarno. Dancing Arabs (2014) garnered four Israeli Academy Awards, including for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor.
- A magnificent showcase for Kingsley ― Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times