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Some stories are particular to their place. This Israeli film might have been set in any western country.
That does not detract from the narrative as focus is firmly on the story and strong on the..
posted October 29, 2014 in News | Permalink
Sometimes the brightest gems of the festival season, and of the year, are found outside the high profile venues of Venice, Telluride, TIFF, and NYFF. And certainly for The Playlist this year, one of..
posted October 28, 2014 in News | Permalink
Contemplating the eighth edition of the Other Israel Film Festival, which opens Nov. 6, it occurs to me that the event, which underwent a subtle shift in focus a few years ago, has become a richer,..
The footage lovingly if sorrowfully shot by his father of Yuval Hameiri's mother on her last day alive was inadvertently erased. Loss on top of loss.
In Hameiri's "I Think This is the Closest to to..
posted October 25, 2014 in News | Permalink
At one point in the movie “Manpower” – director Noam Kaplan’s first long feature, which competed at the recent 30th Haifa International Film Festival and is now showing at of..
It's a change three decades in the making, said the founder and executive director of the Israel Film Festival: a real coming of age of Israeli cinema.
"We had a lot of films about the Arab-Israeli..
posted October 24, 2014 in News | Permalink
David Broza was feeling feisty. It was Wednesday night, several days after the premiere of his documentary, “East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem” at the Woodstock Film Festival, and he was at..
posted October 23, 2014 in News | Permalink
With a 40-year career creating short films, politically charged documentaries and character-driven narrative features, Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai is widely respected among the cognoscenti of film..
Hollywood will get an injection of Israeli cinema on Thursday evening, as the curtain rises on the 28th Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles.
In tune with the fest’s birthday, 28 feature and a..
Anyone needing proof of the political minefield that is Israeli-Palestinian relations only needs to consider recent events in the film world. First, Israel’s Culture and Sports Ministry that I..
posted October 20, 2014 in News | Permalink
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