Holy Lands

About The Film

James Caan leads an all-star cast as a retired American cardiologist who leaves everything behind to become a pig farmer in Israel, in the comedic family drama HOLY LANDS. At a crossroads, Harry (Caan) abandons his New York life for Nazareth. A lapsed Jew, his decidedly non-kosher career doesn't endear him to the community rabbi (Tom Hollander) or other intolerant neighbors. While Harry tries to mollify the acrimonious locals, his estranged family lies scattered in his wake: ex-wife Monica (Rosanna Arquette), alienated son David (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a successful gay playwright, and daughter Annabelle (Efrat Dor), a thirty-something perennial student. When tragedy strikes, Harry tries to rise above past grudges to set things right, eschewing technology for written letters to express his inner feelings. Bestselling novelist Amanda Sthers adapts her own book into a wry, moving, personal tale of a dysfunctional family striving for reconciliation and acceptance.

Film Details

Running Time 
99 minutes
Viewing Region 
Atlanta Premiere
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta