Up the Wrong Tree

Poster for Up the Wrong Tree This is the story of Nits, a restless bum and a hopeless cynic as he returns from his journey with an obsessive intention of bringing back his ex- girlfriend and their beloved dog. She however, throws him down the drain and so he finds himself, contrary to his anti- political and anti-everything attitude, stuck on top of a tree overlooking his beloved's apartment fearlessly leading an environmental battle against real estate sharks. For once in his life, he finds some comfort by staying put. He refuses to disembark even when the bulldozers charge in. Perhaps it's because he's had enough time on the road and finally understands there's nowhere to run to and perhaps because he can't remember what he's doing up that tree in the first place.

Original title:
Laredet meha-Etz
93 minutes
Gur Bentwich

Shown at

  1. 12th Annual Jewish Omaha Film Festival - 2013
  2. 23rd Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  3. 7th JPL Israeli Film Festival (Montreal) - 2014
  4. Israel Film Festival Los Angeles - 2014
  5. Monmouth County Israel Film Festival - 2014
  6. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2014

2 Responses

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    HaAretz: Uri Klein: ‘Up the Wrong Tree’ gets it right
    “A man wants to get back together with his former girlfriend and a plot of land is slated to become a parking lot. Between the tangible and the symbolic and between the personal and the public, Gur Bentvich’s new film puts him among the top Israeli directors.”

  2. jewishfilmfests says:

    Up the Wrong Tree
    “Nominated for 5 Israeli Academy Awards including Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Casting”

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