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I have fond memories of the Yarkon River.
On one of my first dates with the Israeli woman who would become my wife, we sat under a grove of fragrant eucalyptus trees on its bank in Tel Aviv and and..
posted October 21, 2016 in News | Permalink
WOMEN'S BALCONY Hebrew title: Ismach Hatani Directed by Emil Ben-Shimon With Evelin Hagoel, Avraham Aviv Alush, Igal Naor, Orna Banai, Yafit Asulin Running time: 96 minutes In Hebrew. Check with for..
Japan became a major center for quality cinema in the 1950s when directors such as Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu burst onto the world film scene. Since then, Japan has been a source of great In a..
posted October 20, 2016 in News | Permalink
This year’s Haifa film festival features a host of great films and grand guests.
The 32nd Haifa International Film Festival, which will run from October 15-24 at the Haifa Cinematheque and a..
posted October 13, 2016 in News | Permalink
Plain and simple — Israeli cinema can match up today with cinema from about any other country.
With new funding sources from both within and outside the government, and with co-productions we..
posted October 06, 2016 in News | Permalink
The bright lights of Hollywood have proved irresistible ?for a group of acclaimed young directors.
NEW YORK — With the global success of Israeli cinema in recent years, a ‘brain of was..
posted October 05, 2016 in News | Permalink
It took filmmaker Dorit Hakim more than a decade to decide whether to make a film about her own complicated life.
Released at the start of September, "Moon in the 12th House" is an ode to Hakim's a..
posted September 26, 2016 in News | Permalink
In no other film industry are death and its rituals so omnipresent as they are in Israeli cinema. Aficionados of locally made movies will no doubt recall any number of funeral scenes and visits to a..
posted September 24, 2016 in News | Permalink
Culture Minister Miri Regev sparked controversy after storming out of the Ophir Awards, protesting the performance of a poem by Palestinian national poet Mahmoud Darwish. She later returned and was..
posted September 23, 2016 in News | Permalink
"Sand Storm," a drama by Elite Zexer set in a Bedouin village in southern Israel, has won the Ophir Award as the best Israeli film of 2016. It will represent the country in the foreign language race..
posted September 22, 2016 in News | Permalink
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