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May 2

Israel’s filmmakers are country’s ambassadors, says film school pioneer

There are multiple student films screenings coming up at festivals in Tbilisi, Cannes, Germany, Tel Aviv and Kiev; prizes were won by Spiegel students at this year's Tribeca and Barcelona film and a..View More


May1

Israeli film opening in South Florida theaters

The Israeli comedy-drama film "One Week and a Day" is coming to South Florida theaters. This intriguing award-winning film, written and directed by Asaph Polonsky and distributed by Oscilloscope is..View More


Why Has the Six-Day War Been All but Overlooked by Israeli Cinema?

Why Has the Six-Day War Been All but Overlooked by Israeli Cinema?

What was it about the war that caused Israeli filmmakers to remain silent? I was 20 years old back then, lacking any political awareness, all that interested me was cinema. Immediately after the a I..View More


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A Portrait of Israeliness Never Before Seen in Film

"Indoors," the seventh feature film of writer-director Eitan Green, is a movie about an Israeliness that dreams, aspires, insists, confronts, struggles and comes to the point of defeat, and it is to..View More

Oriented

Oriented

Directed by: Jake Witzenfeld

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Three gay Palestinian friends explore the contradictions in their lives with Jewish filmmaker, Witzenfeld. Khader is at ease with his relationship with an Israeli lover as just another dimension of.. View More

Tikkun

Tikkun

Directed by: Avishai Sivan

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Haim-Aaron is an ultra-Orthodox scholar living in Jerusalem, whose talents and devotion are envied by all. One evening, Haim-Aaron collapses and loses consciousness. The paramedics announce to.. View More

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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

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