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The Wonders

Israeli director finds success in content, not bottom line

As a young man, Avi Nesher enjoyed gazing at art, performing music and experimenting with literature. But he found his calling in making movies. “Cinema combined all of those things I did and..View More


Courage under fire: Girls on film

The Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival is spotlighting two female driven, award-winning films this week. Though the movies are completely different genres- Gett, The Trial of Vivian Amsale is a drama..View More


The New York film festival that pulls the 'other' Israel into focus

Last July, as the fighting in Gaza began, Carole Zabar was attending the Jerusalem Film Festival. The founder of the Other Israel Film Festival (and wife of Saul Zabar, of New York’s was..View More

Dani Menkin

Love, documentary style, in Syracuse

Israeli filmmaker Dani Menkin had a novel idea for attracting an American audience: He filmed his latest movie in English. “Is That You,” Menkin’s latest film, is a comedic drama..View More

Zero Motivation

Israeli filmmakers mark very successful year

Israeli filmmakers have had a very successful year so far, with a movie about Israeli women in the army topping the list of blockbuster films generating the most sales at the box office. The army a..View More

Life According to Agfa Poster

Israeli films: Coming soon to a home theater near you!

Rama Burshtein’s Fill the Void won the Best Actress Award for its young star, Hadas Yaron, in 2012 and is an emotional look at a young woman coming of age in the ultra-Orthodox who became in a..View More


What happens when the prodigal son is an Israeli Druze

LONDON — It’s a universal story: The prodigal son returns, bringing his children to meet their relatives. How it is told when the son is an Israeli Druze and the children are half Jewish..View More

Other Israel 2014

Free Tickets To Israeli Film's US Premier in Manhattan is co-sponsoring the US premier of the Israeli documentary film Almost Friends, which is part of the Other Israel Film Festival we're cosponsoring. (You can see trailers for the A..View More

The Farewell Party

The Farewell Party…a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

Some stories are particular to their place. This Israeli film might have been set in any western country. That does not detract from the narrative as focus is firmly on the story and strong on the..View More

Zero Motivation

Watch: Trailer For Tribeca Film Festival Award Winning Comedy 'Zero Motivation'

Sometimes the brightest gems of the festival season, and of the year, are found outside the high profile venues of Venice, Telluride, TIFF, and NYFF. And certainly for The Playlist this year, one of..View More

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