The Taste of Apples Is Red

Ta'am al Tufah, Ahmar

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Kamel has spent his entire life in a small village in the Golan Heights, not far from the Syrian border. He becomes a respected religious leader. The troubles of his early life seem long gone, despite the war tearing the country apart. One night, a light knock on the door changes everything. Kamel's younger brother, Mustafa, shows up wounded 50 years after disappearing across the border. Kamel must now must make an impossible decision between family and duty.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Ehab Tarabieh
Script: Sol Goodman, Ehab Tarabieh
Cinematography: Yaniv Linton
Editing: Ori Derdikman
Sound: Yossi Applebaum, Moti Hefetz
Music: Anne de Boysson
Actors: Makram J. Khoury, Tarik Kopty, Rula Blal, Hussien Rumiah, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Suheil Haddad
Production: Anemos Productions
Producers: Sol Goodman, Jonathan Doweck, Viola Fügen, Michael Weber
Co-production: Match Factory Productions, rbb
Costumes: Hamada Atallah
Production Design: Rabia Salifiti
Executive producer: Maya Scherr-Willson
Make Up: Mervat Hakroush
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Israel, Germany
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 84΄
Contact: The Match Factory

Ehab Tarabieh

Ehab Tarabieh Studied Classic Violin at the Damascus Higher Institute for Music and Film in Jerusalem. For the past decade, Ehab has been in charge of the video department at B'Tselem, documenting human rights violations in occupied Palestine. His previous short films have won numerous prizes, including Best Short Film at Doha Tribeca Festival for The Forgotten and a nomination for a European academy award for Smile and the World will Smile Back. Of Land and Bread was Ehab's feature documentary debut that celebrated its world premiere at IDFA. The Taste of Apples is Red is his first feature length film.


2012 The Forgotten (short)
2015 Smile and the World will Smile Back (short)
2019 Of Land and Bread (doc)
2022 The Taste of Apples is Red