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10 BEST ISRAELI GAY MOVIES (that even includes some which don’t end in tragedy!)

  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..View More

In the Image

What She Sees

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..View More

Three Sisters aka Villa Touma

Palestinian film shortlisted for Venice festival’s Critics' Week

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..View More

31st JFF

Scenes from the Jerusalem Film Festival

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..View More

JFF Winners 2014

2014 JFF Winners Announced

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..View More


Gett, Princess win top prize in Jersualem

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..View More

In the Image

World premiere of 'In the Image' at S.F. Jewish Film Fesival

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..View More

Maven Lia Van Leer

Lia van Leer

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 "For to..View More

Big Bad Wolves

Blu-ray Review: Big Bad Wolves

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..View More

Jerusalem Film Festival 2014

Religious divorce, an absent God and dancing Arabs

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..View More

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