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Disobedience

'Disobedience' Offers a Glimpse Into an Insular World - but Goes Beyond Voyeurism

Two films set in ultra-Orthodox, or Haredi, communities outside Israel are currently playing in local movie theaters. “Menashe,” Joshua Weinstein’s first feature, is set in a is in..View More


Flirting on the Green Line: Israeli Filmmaker Chronicles Her Tinder Dates With Palestinians

Flirting on the Green Line: Israeli Filmmaker Chronicles Her Tinder Dates With Palestinians

It’s the end of 2016. Every morning, Ines Moldavsky goes from her Tel Aviv home to another day at the Bezalel Academy of Arts in Jerusalem. She spends the monotonous bus trip on Highway 443 at..View More


Bands Visit

‘The Band’s Visit,’ based on Israeli film, wins best musical in Tony sweep

NEW YORK — The shimmering musical “The Band’s Visit,” based on Israeli film of the same name, was the big winner at the Tony Awards on Sunday, capturing the best musical and..View More


Outside the School of Visual Arts theater for the inaugural Israeli Film Center Festival.

Six movies not to be missed at the Israel Film Center Festival in New York

Adventuresome film-goers in New York City rarely have to worry about a lack of options, but starting June 5, this week brings special treasures from the Mideast. For a typically Jewish eight nights,..View More


Building a Life on Truth

Building a Life on Truth

Not until 21 years after he finished film school in 1997 did Amichai Greenberg release his first feature film, “The Testament,” which is playing in Tenafly next week as part of the of a..View More


The Israeli Film Festival is at the JCC in Manhattan this week

The Israeli Film Festival is at the JCC in Manhattan this week

There is little doubt that over the decades cinema has deeply affected our special connection with Israel. In the mid-1950s, Jewish audiences squirmed while watching “Hill 24 Doesn’t in..View More


Domestic Disturbances

Domestic Disturbances

Many veteran observers of Israeli film try to discern trends in new releases as a clue to the mood of the country. Filmmakers tend to be less circumspect about their views. On the other hand, as its..View More


Filming in Israel, Harvey Keitel Transforms From Hollywood Gangster Into Jewish Patriarch

Filming in Israel, Harvey Keitel Transforms From Hollywood Gangster Into Jewish Patriarch

A Hollywood star, an acclaimed Israeli novelist and an award-winning Russian director – all Jewish – walk onto a kibbutz. It could be the opening of a Borscht Belt joke, or perhaps a of..View More


The Legend of King Solomon

New film animates a young, swashbuckling King Solomon

The moment for Israeli animation may have arrived, as an 80-minute feature about King Solomon, created by a joint Israeli and Hungarian animation team, plays in Israeli theaters, and, hopefully, as..View More


Keshet Films’ Mandy Tagger & Adi Ezroni On The Hunt For Projects – Cannes Studio

Keshet Films’ Mandy Tagger & Adi Ezroni On The Hunt For Projects – Cannes Studio

In April last year, Keshet Media Group launched feature development and production division, Keshet Films, under its Keshet International subsidiary Keshet Studios and headed by award-winning a..View More


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