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Man without a Cell Phone , directed by Sameh Zoabi, is a gently political comedy about an Israeli Arab slacker who is forced by circumstances to take a stand. It’s a rare glimpse into village..
posted May 16, 2013 in News | Permalink
It’s hard not to notice that many of the prizewinners at the 2013 Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival focus on women, be they pole dancers, supermarket cashiers or pioneers in a..
posted May 14, 2013 in News | Permalink
"A Dancer, a Pole and a Movie," directed by Isri Halpern, won the award on Wednesday for best Israeli film at DocAviv, the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival. The top prize in the went..
posted May 09, 2013 in News | Permalink
Eran Riklis has completed shooting his new film Dancing Arabs. Sayed Kashua wrote the script based on his eponymous debut novel, and his third novel, Second Person Singular. Starring Tawfeek Barhom,..
posted May 06, 2013 in News | Permalink
After Israel's first horror film, Rabies, was released in 2011 to critical acclaim you would have expected the floodgates to open as other filmmakers followed suit. But it never happened. Instead, a..
posted May 05, 2013 in News | Permalink
Israeli filmmaker Rama Burshtein is receiving a lot of buzz for her award winning film "Fill the Void," which explores the Orthodox Jewish community.
The film is about an Orthodox Hasidic family is..
posted May 03, 2013 in News | Permalink
Rama Burshtein's new film, "Fill the Void," takes place in a setting that will be unfamiliar to most viewers: the confined world of the ultra-Orthodox in Israel. In this sphere, gender roles are and..
Before Iran became Israel's No. 1 archenemy, thousands of Israelis stationed in Tehran lived quite the life there.
Dan Shadur's film "Before the Revolution," premiering at the Docaviv Film Festival..
posted May 01, 2013 in News | Permalink
Overcoming the challenges of teaching Arab, Jewish Israeli kids to dance together is the subject of the film ‘Dancing in Jaffa'.
Ballroom dancing, with its emphasis on formality and decorum,..
posted April 30, 2013 in News | Permalink
In a meta twist that could make one's head spin, Israeli-Canadian filmmaker Igal Hecht latest work, 'A Universal Language,' documents a working tour by six Canadian comics of the Holy Land, in to at..
The three Israeli films at this year's Tribeca Film Festiva, which ended April 28, reflect an eclectic mix of genres, visions, and views about Israeli culture and the world at large. Two of the deal..
Lebanon's interior minister says ministry granted director Ziad Doueiri permit to film movie, but was forced to revoke it after receiving letter of protest from Israel Boycott Office of Arab Ziad in..
When we think of political dramas our mental image usually involves high-powered men and women expounding on their visions, swaying the masses or forcing through legislation (Gandhi, The Iron Lady,..
posted April 29, 2013 in News | Permalink
It's been over sixty years since the Holocaust, but time has not faded the memories for those who survived it. And as part of this year's 27th Israel Film Festival, a tribute will be made to the and..
posted April 26, 2013 in News | Permalink
The Academy-Award-nominated documentary The Gatekeepers, commercially released last week in the UK, is a visceral experience. Its combination of technical brilliance, political urgency and moral me..
posted April 24, 2013 in News | Permalink
Raphael Nadjari's film A Strange Course of Events has been selected for screening in the prestigious Director's Fortnight (Quinzaine) at the Cannes Film Festival. The program runs from May 2 - 26, a..
posted April 23, 2013 in News | Permalink
If you haven't been paying attention to the Israeli film industry, you're screwing up. Given that the country is two-for-two at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, it'd be foolish to overlook the is..
When conversing about the sexual exploitation of woman in male-dominated societies, the female sex is usually victimized while the male sex is relegated to the status of human rights violator. of of..
posted April 18, 2013 in News | Permalink
‘Six Acts,' one of three Israeli films at Tribeca fest, offers a clichéd and voyeuristic look at adolescent promiscuity.
This year's Tribeca Film Festival includes three new films from..
posted April 16, 2013 in News | Permalink
NEW YORK - "I'm proud to say we're the first Israeli film festival to start on time!" So joked director and co-founder Isaac Zablocki at the opening night screening and reception for the inaugural a..
posted April 13, 2013 in News | Permalink
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