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IFFI Pays Retrospective Honour to Israeli Director Amos Gitai

Eminent Israeli film maker Amos Gitai has been honoured with a retrospective section dedicated to him at the ongoing 46th International Film Festival Of India (IFFI). The retrospective was with the..View More


Avi Nesher Shoots New Film in Germany and Poland

Past Life, the latest film by Avi Nesher, is currently shooting in Europe.   After filming several scenes in Berlin, the crew moved on to Poland, where they encountered swastikas spray painted..View More


Jennifer Lawrence Removed from ‘Hunger Games’ Posters in Israel

TEL AVIV – Some Israeli towns have no appetite for the newest “Hunger Games” promotional posters. The Jennifer Lawrence-starred blockbuster will bow Thursday in Israel, as it will..View More


Famed Holocaust Documentarian Making Pro-Palestinian Film

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (JTA) — Documentary filmmaker Marcel Ophuls is perhaps best known for his 1969 Academy Award-nominated film “The Sorrow and the Pity,” which raised questions of..View More



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

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

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