Israeli director Nadav Lapid studied philosophy at Tel Aviv University and later earned his degree at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem. Lapid’s debut feature, Policeman, won the Special Jury Prize at the 2011 Locarno International Film Festival. Since then, he has gone on to direct the features The Kindergarten Teacher, released by Kino Lorber and later remade in English; and Synonyms, which won the prestigious Golden Bear award at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival and is making its U.S. Premiere in this year’s NYFF. Lapid will join us to discuss Synonyms and his life as a filmmaker.

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Please note: Walk-ups will still be accepted; tickets to be distributed on a space-available basis.