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"The Farewell Party" Enters Laughing

You've got to hand it to Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit. Any filmmakers willing to have a laugh with euthanasia should be lauded for their nerve, and in The Farewell Party, which they jointly wrote is..View More

Natalie Portman

Cannes Film Review: ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’

For those who love the writing of Amos Oz, the Israeli storyteller's autobiographical "A Tale of Love and Darkness" illuminates his reasons for picking up the pen in the first place, pointing to his..View More


Jerusalem to build film and television complex to attract international productions

On the heels of several high-profile Hollywood productions filmed, or filming, in the capital, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announced Tuesday his intention to build a major film and television complex..View More


Israeli Air Force: Front and Center On Film

The vaunted Israeli Air Force is flying high with two documentaries screening on television stations and at film festivals, while a feature movie waits in the wings. However, the focus is not on or..View More

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Patrick Stewart in "Hunting Elephants," a New Israeli Heist Movie

Before we really get into "Hunting Elephants," know this: this is a movie in which Captain Picard dresses up like Darth Vader. For pub trivia alone, this mild, not very successful Israeli heist is a..View More

Gideon Singer

Leading Israeli actor Gideon Singer dies at 88

Leading Israeli actor Gideon Singer died on Monday in Tel Aviv aged 88 of complications of heart surgery. He had a wide-ranging career on stage and appeared in a number of Israeli films in the 1960s..View More


‘Touchdown Israel’ Football Doc Kicks Off LA Jewish Film Festival

The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival kicked off April 30 and runs until May 7. If you're lucky enough to be attending this festival, which began almost a decade ago, there are so many great films to..View More


2015 Sheba Film Festival Features Movies From Ethiopia and Israel

The 12th annual Sheba Film Festival, which takes place at the JCC Manhattan and Tsion Cafe next month, features exciting new films from Ethiopia and Israel including "Red Leaves" by directors Bazi a..View More

Nadav Lapid

Nadav Lapid Takes Home "Best Director" in Buenos Aires for "The Kindergarten Teacher"

Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid was named Best Director at the 17th edition of the Buenos Aires film festival for his film The Kindergarten Teacher. Lapid's film, about a teacher in Tel Aviv who with..View More


Israel’s New Fund for Cinema and TV Cultivates Directors With Greenhouse Program

Marwa Jbara Tibi is no stranger to working behind the camera. A Palestinian from the northernIsraeli village of Taibeh, she spent 25 years as a video journalist and producer, linking up with crews a..View More

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