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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..
posted November 30, 2014 in News | Permalink
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..
posted November 29, 2014 in News | Permalink
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..
posted November 17, 2014 in News | Permalink
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..
posted November 11, 2014 in News | Permalink
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..
posted November 08, 2014 in News | Permalink
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..
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..
posted November 04, 2014 in News | Permalink
FailedMessiah.com 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..
posted November 03, 2014 in News | Permalink
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..
posted October 29, 2014 in News | Permalink
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..
posted October 28, 2014 in News | Permalink
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