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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
Earlier this year the New York-based filmmaker Oren Rudavsky released (with Joseph Dorman) Colliding Dreams, a fair-minded history of the Zionist ideal. The film documented the tension between as a..
Award winning Israeli filmmaker, Shimon Dotan, was recently uninvited to present his newly released documentary "The Settlers" at Syracuse University's ‘The Place of Religion' film festival of..
posted September 20, 2016 in News | Permalink
SAND STORM Hebrew title: Sufat Hol Directed by Elite Zexer With Lamis Ammar, Hitham Omari, Ruba Blal-Asfour Running time: 87 minutes In Arabic. Check with theaters for subtitle information.
posted September 16, 2016 in News | Permalink
The latest offering from multiple-award winning director and screenwriter Joseph Cedar receives standing ovation at the Toronto Film Festival
The highly-successful Israeli director Joseph Cedar a a..
Israeli directors Joseph Cedar, Avi Nesher, Elite Zexer, feature their latest films, garner wide critical acclaim • "Sand Storm," Elite Zexer's film debut was purchased by Netflix • hails..
posted September 14, 2016 in News | Permalink
LOS ANGELES (JTA) - A Tel Aviv University graduate has won a top Student Academy Award and her documentary will be automatically entered in the Academy Awards competition.
Maya Sarfaty will also a..
posted September 09, 2016 in News | Permalink
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