Acclaimed Israeli film out on DVD

“The Band’s Visit,” which won Israel’s equivalent of the 2007 best picture Oscar, will be released July 29 on DVD and

Blu-ray from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The movie won more than 35 international film awards.

The comedy tells the story of an Egyptian police band that arrives in Israel to play at the Arab Cultural Center. When they take the wrong bus, the band members find themselves in a desolate Israeli village with no other option than to spend the night with the local townspeople.

“The Band’s Visit” won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes and eight Israeli Film Academy Awards, including best picture, best director, best actor, best actress and best screenplay. It was written and directed by Eran Kolirin.