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The Farewell Party

Review: Dark Israeli comedy 'The Farewell Party' finds humor in assisted dying

VENICE - When high schoolers Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and Dionne (Stacey Dash) successfully fix up a couple of single teachers in Amy Heckerling's seminal teen hit "Clueless", the pampered girls be..View More


Villa Touma

A guide for the perplexed: What’s the story with 'Villa Touma’?

When did it all begin? About a month ago it was reported that two Israeli films had been accepted to the prestigious Venice Film Festival, which runs from August 27 - September 6: "The Farewell by..View More


The Congress

Israeli director Ari Folman’s new film ‘The Congress’ is visually stunning

Israeli director Ari Folman's "The Congress" is "a visual masterpiece that will be studied and revered for generations," one critic writes. Another critic took a quite different view of the film, a..View More


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Big Bad Wolves

2013: A Year of Growth For Israeli Cinema

Although this year, Israel will not have a film competing for an Oscar, there is no doubt that Bethlehem, Israel's submission to the Academy will be seen by American audiences. 2013 brought Israeli..View More


Israel Film Center Recap: Doc Aviv

The 2013 Doc Aviv Film Festival included a diverse selection of Israeli premiere documentaries. On a oddly misty night in the new Tel Aviv port (though it felt more like London), the festival opened..View More


The Debt

"The Debt": American Remake of Israeli Film Opens This Week

The long awaited "The Debt" opens this Wednesday in NY, and premieres tonight at The JCC in Manhattan to a sold out crowd. This film was one of the most anticipated films that fell through the of of..View More


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