Three by Nadav Lapid

Three by Nadav Lapid

4 Episodes

The bracing films of Israeli writer-director Nadav Lapid are visceral, highly physical explorations of identity, belonging, and otherness informed by his own complicated relationship with his homeland. In just three features to date—the hard-hitting hostage drama POLICEMAN, the provocative psychological puzzle THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, and the delirious expat tragicomedy SYNONYMS—Lapid has established himself as one of contemporary cinema’s most arresting voices, a continually surprising artist who finds bold and unexpected ways to grapple with Israel’s fractured national consciousness.

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Three by Nadav Lapid
  • Nadav Lapid Interview

    Episode 1

    This interview with director Nadav Lapid was recorded in 2020.

  • Policeman

    Episode 2

    Directed by Nadav Lapid • 2011 • Israel, France
    Starring Yiftach Klein, Yaara Pelzig, Michael Moshonov

    The riveting feature debut from Israeli auteur Nadav Lapid brought his intensely visceral visual style to the screen with hard-hitting immediacy. Yaron (Yiftach Klein), an elite special-operati...

  • The Kindergarten Teacher

    Episode 3

    Directed by Nadav Lapid • 2014 • Israel, France
    Starring Sarit Larry, Avi Shnaidman, Lior Raz

    A teacher’s obsession with the poetic genius of her five-year-old student assumes increasingly unsettling dimensions in Nadav Lapid’s fascinatingly cryptic sophomore feature. As the titular protagonist,...

  • Synonyms

    Episode 4

    Directed by Nadav Lapid • 2019 • France, Israel, Germany
    Starring Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte

    Winner of the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival, this audacious, deliriously unhinged dark comedy from Israeli director Nadav Lapid evokes the whiplash disorientation of the im...