Writer-director Nadav Lapid’s fearless semi-autobiographical dramedy was awarded the prestigious Golden Bear at the Berlinale. Co-produced by Toni Erdmann director Maren Ade, the film follows young Israeli ex-soldier Yoav, who moves to Paris hoping to escape his national identity. Newcomer Tom Mercier gives an astounding performance as the erratic and absurd Yoav. Armed with a pocket-sized French dictionary Yoav immerses himself in the French language and culture, whilst befriending the bourgeois couple living downstairs. Much to his frustration Israel just won’t leave him alone.