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The Farewell Party

The Farewell Party…a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

Some stories are particular to their place. This Israeli film might have been set in any western country. That does not detract from the narrative as focus is firmly on the story and strong on the..View More


Zero Motivation

Watch: Trailer For Tribeca Film Festival Award Winning Comedy 'Zero Motivation'

Sometimes the brightest gems of the festival season, and of the year, are found outside the high profile venues of Venice, Telluride, TIFF, and NYFF. And certainly for The Playlist this year, one of..View More


Sweets

‘Sweet’ Spots At Other Israel Festival

Contemplating the eighth edition of the Other Israel Film Festival, which opens Nov. 6, it occurs to me that the event, which underwent a subtle shift in focus a few years ago, has become a richer,..View More


'I Think This ...' filmmaker brings short to Worcester

The footage lovingly if sorrowfully shot by his father of Yuval Hameiri's mother on her last day alive was inadvertently erased. Loss on top of loss. In Hameiri's "I Think This is the Closest to to..View More

Rita Jahan Faruz poster

Rita Jahan Foruz (2012)

Rita Yahan Foruz

Directed by: Ayal Goldberg

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Rita Jahan Farouz immigrated to Israel from Iran with her family, when she was eight years old. Now on the eve of her forty-ninth birthday, with enormous tension between Tehran and Jerusalem looming.. View More

Sumna's Letter (2011)

Ha-Mikhtav shel Sumna

Directed by: Timna Goldstein Chatab, Hadar Kleinman

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Hannah Star was adopted as an infant from Romania to Israel and was sent to a boarding school at age 13.  As she approaches her 18 birthday, she decides to go on a journey in search of her and.. View More

Dark Side (2014)

Hatsad Hafel

Directed by: Natalie Assouline Terebilo

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86-year-old Moshe Knebel appears to be a regular grandfather. Maybe a tad sturdier and stronger than most, but still a normal old man. Moshe Knebel, however, is anything but ordinary. He took Today,.. View More

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