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Over recent years Israel has become a great source for LGBT movies that have found an eager worldwide audience. Probably the most successful and prolific filmmaker who has emerged from is..
posted July 23, 2014 in News | Permalink
The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival opens July 24 with The Green Prince, a documentary based on the memoir of Mosab Hassan Yousef. The son of a founding member of Hamas, he worked as an agent for..
posted July 22, 2014 in News | Permalink
A Palestinian filmmaker's debut feature film has been shortlisted for the Venice International Film Festival's 29th Critics' Week.
The film, "Villa Touma," is directed and self-produced by Suha who..
The big question at a film festival is usually which movies will win the top prizes.
But at the 31st Jerusalem Film Festival at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, which ran from July 10-20, there was a we..
posted July 21, 2014 in News | Permalink
The Haggiag Award for Best Israeli Feature has been granted to directers Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz for the film Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem and director Tali Shalom Ezer for the film..
Other festival prize winners include Self Made, Red Leaves and The Decent One.
Gett, the Trial of Vivian Amsalem, by Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz, the third part of a trilogy about the painfully, of a..
posted July 20, 2014 in News | Permalink
The visual record in East Bay filmmakers Judith Montell and Emmy Scharlatt's "In the Image" is shocking: An Israeli soldier shoots a compliant prisoner in the leg with a rubber bullet. A young as..
Lia van Leer, the very life and soul of the Israeli film industry, talks to Edna Fainaru about forging her own path, building the national film archive and launching Jerusalem Film Festival
posted July 18, 2014 in News | Permalink
I had no idea what to expect when I sat down to watch Big Bad Wolves; I didn’t even know it was an Israeli film until I read the back of the box. Sometimes it’s fun to not know in I..
We’re in the middle of the 31st Jerusalem Film Festival – which isn’t just a celebration of cinema but a carnival of music, food, discussion, schmoozing and wondering why the to..
posted July 17, 2014 in News | Permalink
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