Film news and reviews

Isle of Dogs

World premiers and distinguished guests

The 35th Jerusalem Film Festival, which will run at the Jerusalem Cinematheque from July 26 to August 5, is one of the biggest and most exciting movie events of the year. It will feature a..View More


Bilby and a friend

DreamWorks picks up an Israeli's film

Bilby is a roughly eight-minute film that depicts a cute, furry marsupial called a Bilby who doesn’t give up despite the long odds. Animator and Tel Avivian Liron Topaz was one of on..View More


Tim Kalkhof in The Cakemaker, which opened at the Ritz at the Bourse on July 6.

‘The Cakemaker’ Explores Grief, Love

When Ofir Raul Graizer first set out to make The Cakemaker, nobody wanted to support it. After eight years of trying to make the film, the Israeli filmmaker’s debut is now opening in at..View More


From the blog

Home Alone

Dance on Film: The Moderni Series

Israel's rich modern dance scene is made more accessible and endurable through another of Israel's renowned art forms-- its film industry.   Israeli film has experienced significant growth the..View More


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


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