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10 BEST ISRAELI GAY MOVIES (that even includes some which don’t end in tragedy!)

  Over recent years Israel has become a great source for LGBT movies that have found an eager worldwide audience. Probably the most successful and prolific filmmaker who has emerged from is..View More


In the Image

What She Sees

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival opens July 24 with The Green Prince, a documentary based on the memoir of Mosab Hassan Yousef. The son of a founding member of Hamas, he worked as an agent for..View More


Three Sisters aka Villa Touma

Palestinian film shortlisted for Venice festival’s Critics' Week

A Palestinian filmmaker's debut feature film has been shortlisted for the Venice International Film Festival's 29th Critics' Week. The film, "Villa Touma," is directed and self-produced by Suha who..View More


31st JFF

Scenes from the Jerusalem Film Festival

The big question at a film festival is usually which movies will win the top prizes. But at the 31st Jerusalem Film Festival at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, which ran from July 10-20, there was a we..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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