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Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri hoped to add a little nuance and ambiguity to the debate about the Israeli occupation with his adaptation of The Attack, Yasmina Khadra's novel about a secular doctor..
posted June 19, 2013 in News | Permalink
This is not your typical beauty pageant story.
In just a few short weeks in 1998, 18 year old Netanya native Linor Abargil on a lark became Miss Israel, and then was brutally stabbed and raped on a..
posted June 18, 2013 in News | Permalink
Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights Hilla Medalia's documentary Dancing in Jaffa, which follows ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine as he returns to his hometown in Jaffa, Israel, his to..
The 15th International Student Film Festival, which is sponsored by Tel Aviv University, will take place from June 19-24 at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque and other venues around the city. It's always of..
posted June 17, 2013 in News | Permalink
The Israeli film industry has achieved so many "firsts" in recent years: seven Oscar nominations in five years, first Israeli film to win the top prize at Venice, and so many others. Here's another..
posted June 16, 2013 in News | Permalink
Several months before his native country decided to ban his new film about the husband of a Palestinian suicide bomber, the Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri got into a car with tinted windows and set..
posted June 14, 2013 in News | Permalink
The cloistered confines of Haredi society are no stranger to Israeli television and film, which has long been fascinated by the isolated enclaves of the ultra-Orthodox. But unlike those depictions,..
posted June 11, 2013 in News | Permalink
An astonishing Palestinian film, ‘5 Broken Cameras,' will open the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSSFK 2013), here on June 7. Astonishing, for the film on the I..
posted June 06, 2013 in News | Permalink
In January 1967, at the peak of a successful career as an entertainer, Uri Zohar held a press conference. Several days after one of his shows at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center was savaged by he..
posted June 05, 2013 in News | Permalink
It was with some trepidation that I sat down to watch Gods Neighbours, an Israeli film by Meni Yaesh about a group of young members of the Breslov Chassidic sect who take it upon themselves to their..
posted May 31, 2013 in News | Permalink
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