Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Synonyms

Blu-ray, Digital & DVD Release Date: Feb. 25, 2020
Price: DVD $19.89, Blu-ray $22.99
Studio: Kino Lorber


Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Feature at the Berlin Film Festival, the Israeli-French comedy Synonyms is a funny movie about the existential angst of an expat.

Newcomer Tom Mercier plays Yoav, a disaffected young Israeli who flees Tel Aviv for Paris to start a new life. Desperate to erase his origins, Yoav sees France as his only hope for salvation. He vows not to utter a single word of Hebrew, his French dictionary becoming his constant companion. He is swiftly befriended by a strange young French couple who enmesh him in a very Parisian love triangle.

Based on writer-director Nadav Lapid’s (The Kindergarten Teacher) own experiences, Synonyms explores the challenges of putting down roots in a new place.

Special Features:
-NYFF Live: In Conversation with Nadav Lapid (Courtesy of Film at Lincoln Center)
-Interview with director Nadav Lapid
-Theatrical trailer

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.