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Jerusalem's Crown Restored

The 35th Jerusalem Film Festival concluded this Sunday after 10 days of celebrated films from around the world, including many Israeli premieres. This flagship festival is a major pipeline for film..View More

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

On the set of 'Mami'

Occupation, Gang Rape and Racism: Israel's Most Controversial Rock Opera Set to Become a Movie

The 'Mami' returns: after it dared to pick at the most painful sores of Israeli society, “Mami,” the angry, kicking and defiant rock opera that was first staged in 1986, is about to a is..View More


'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

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