Director Nadav Lapid, left, receives the golden bear from jury president Juliette Binoche at the award ceremony of the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Markus Schreiber,AP

This Award-winning Filmmaker Is Praised by His Fellow Israelis. And It's Making Him Uncomfortable

Nadav Lapid, whose film on a fed-up Israeli living abroad won Berlin's Golden Bear, says Israel lacks a rebellious instinct. 'We need someone to be in the opposition, to upset the power structure of cinema'

When Nadav Lapid’s film “Synonyms” took the Golden Bear award, the most prestigious prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, two weeks ago, Israel shook with excitement in celebrating what may have...

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