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Beyond the Mountains and Hills

Israel to premiere pavilion at Cannes Film Festival

While Israeli films have long been strong contenders at the Cannes Film Festival, which will be held from May 11-22, this year, for the first time, there will be a pavilion that will showcase the by..View More


Jeruzalem

Zombies in Jerusalem! Israeli horror films add a local twist

On an army base in northern Israel, a scrawny nerd with glasses shakily patrols in the dead of night. Suddenly he's ambushed by a group of militants in kaffiyehs, and he's forced to fight for his a..View More


Ronit Elkabetz

Ronit Elkabetz, Acclaimed Israeli Film Star and Director, Dies at 51

Ronit Elkabetz, an Israeli actress and director whose searing performances as a disturbed woman with magical powers, a restaurant owner in a lonely desert town and a divorced woman mired in a love a..View More


Who's Gonna Love Me Now?

Film About Gay Man With HIV Proves Documentaries Are Best Thing in Israeli Cinema

In one of the strongest scenes from "Who's Gonna Love Me Now?" the new documentary film by Tomer and Barak Heymann, the hero confronts one of his brothers. The hero in question is Saar Maoz, who up..View More


Kevin Costner and Gal Gadot

Kevin Costner Premiers New Film With Gal Gadot in Israel, Rejects BDS Pressure

At the Israel premiere of a film starring Kevin Costner, the Hollywood actor said he does not care whether anti-Israel activists, including Roger Waters, disapprove of his visit to the Jewish don't..View More


Kamal Ashkar

Film Director Calls on Moroccan Jews in Israel to Return to Morocco

In an interview with the Israeli channel i24, French-Moroccan director Kamal Ashkar said his new film, called "Return of the Native: Jerusalem-Tinghir," will document Moroccan Jews in Israel to in a..View More


Presenting Princess Shaw

Two New Israeli Documentaries Deal with the Problems of Young People Today

Two extraordinary and very original Israeli documentaries — Barak and Tomer Heymann’s Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? and Ido Haar’s Presenting Princess Shaw — are opening and..View More


Netflix Logo

Netflix Looks to Pick Up Israeli Content

In the past few weeks, US streaming media provider Netflix has approached Israeli content creators about the possibility of licensing local content. Sources inform “Globes” that the were..View More


Junction 48

2016 Tribeca Film Festival Showcasing Two Israeli Films

Founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff, the Tribeca film festival is held annually in New York. The festival draws roughly 3 million attendees, generating $600..View More


Gal Gadot

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Plays “Wonder Woman” in Blockbuster Film

Hitting theaters this week, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is centered on the clash of two of the most popular superheroes of the comic book world but it is the women of the movie that are has..View More


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