International Competition

World premiere
Drama - War / Action | Israel | 2020

Episodes 1 & 2
Series 8 x 45 min
In Hebrew and Arabic, with French and English subtitles

October 6, 1973. Arab states led by Egypt and Syria launched a surprise invasion and nearly overran Israel during the holiest day of the Jewish calendar: Yom Kippur. The story is told through the eyes of three characters, whose lives were thrown into the heart of battle and its intoxicating, addictive effects as well as its absurdities.


OUR TAKE An Israeli series with a cinematographic esthetic, Valley of Tears illustrates the trauma of the Yom Kippur War through the destinies of three characters who mirror past and present fractures in this society.

  • created by Amit Cohen, Ron Leshem, Daniel Amsel, Yaron Zilberman, Gal Zaid, Izhar Har-lev
  • written by Ron Leshem, Amit Cohen, Daniel Amsel, Yaron Zilberman, Izhar Har-Lev, Yael Hedaya, Amir Gutfreund, Yotam Yarkoni
  • directed by Yaron Zilberman
  • Music Ophir Leibovitch
  • With Lior Ashkenazi, Aviv Alush, Lee Biran, Shahar Tavoch, Joy Rieger, Ofer Hayoun, Maor Schweitzer, Imri Biton
  • production Western Films, United King, Endemol Shine Israel
  • International sales Western Films
  • Broadcast by KAN (Israel)

24 March

Screening introduced by Olivier Joyard (Les Inrockuptibles)

Le Nouveau Siècle
20:30 - 22:28
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Ron Leshem

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Amit Cohen

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25 March

11:00 - 12:28