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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Ansalem

Israeli film 'Gett' nominated for Golden Globe

An Israeli film has made the list of nominees contending for best foreign language film in the 72nd Golden Globe Awards. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Thursday announced nominations in..View More

Zero Motivation

Zero Motivation

ust a few minutes into the Israeli film Zero Motivation, we're introduced to a staple gun-a prized possession kept hidden in an Israel Defense Forces filing cabinet. What at first seems like a it as..View More

The Dove Flyer

When Iraq's Jews Were Forced Out

THE DOVE FLYER, aka Farewell Baghdad, was shown at the November 2014 Other Israel Film Festival at the JCC of the Upper West Side in New York. Directed by Nissim Dayan, the film is based on a 1992 a..View More

Talya Lavie

Israeli writer-director Talya Lavie debuts with ‘Zero Motivation

Israeli cinema is rich with movies about war and the army. But even novel ones - Amos Gitai's "Kippur" (2000) or Eytan Fox's "Yossi & Jagger" (2002), for instance - are blood-soaked and Director..View More

Profile Picture

Eran Ricklis; A Film Odyssy

If you were to make a film about Eran Riklis's life - well, that's ridiculous. You're not the filmmaker; he is. But if you were going to do it anyway, you might want to plan a shot of his passport...View More

The Green Prince

The story of the heir to Hamas who spied for Israeli: Nadav Schirman on The Green Prince (interview)

Winner of Israel's Oscar equivalent for Best Documentary, this year's Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner and eligible for a Best Documentary Academy Award, Israeli-born writer-director The..View More


‘Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem’ Starts Movement to Change Israel Divorce Law

Most films aim to entertain and inform audiences, a few aspire for changes in society. "Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem," Israel's entry in the foreign-language Oscar race, is hoping to change in..View More

A festive December at the Jerusalem Cinematheque.

The 16th Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival is coming up at the Jerusalem Cinematheque on December 16, but that isn't the only special program the Cinematheque is offering this month. George (Rehor) was..View More

Zero Motivation

‘Zero Motivation’ Director Surprised By Reaction Here

Comedy is serious business. Consider the new Israeli film "Zero Motivation," which has its U.S. theatrical premiere here this week at Film Forum. A debut feature for writer-director Talya Lavie, it..View More

Guy Davidi

Israeli Oscar nominee can’t get Israeli funds for new film

Guy Davidi is famous as the co-director, along with Emad Burnat, of 5 Broken Cameras, the wrenching story of the village of Bil'in taking on the monstrous Israeli occupation. The film was nominated..View More

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