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Sundance Institute and Mahindra named the winners of the first Sundance Institute|Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award, a new annual grant that recognizes and supports emerging independent filmmakers in..
posted January 26, 2011 in News | Permalink
Filmmakers and teachers from a south Tel Aviv school were riding high with excitement on Wednesday, a day after it was announced that a film focusing on the lives of its pupils and teachers was for..
While many Israeli filmmakers have examined recent history in their films, director Dan Wolman looks back to a much earlier time in Gei Oni (Valley of Strength), his latest film.
Based on a novel a..
*IN PROGRESS is a new semi-regular column which will focus on pitched screenplays, in-production films and other yet-to-be completed project.
Approached from the perspective of novelty, or pure few..
posted January 25, 2011 in News | Permalink
For three consecutive years, Israel had been nominated for the Best Foreign Film Academy Award. Though it has yet to win the Oscar outright, the nine nominations Israel has acquired since 1956 (when..
The title character of "The Matchmaker" is a far cry from the busybody who endeavored to find mates for the daughters in "Fiddler on the Roof."
Yankele Bride, the gruff, middle-aged man who speaks..
posted January 24, 2011 in News | Permalink
An artfully made and intelligently nuanced film, Restoration (Boker Tov Adon Fidelman) is an elegantly made Israeli drama in which ‘restoration' is both the core of the film (it is largely in..
Newly religious film student Rama Burstein was pained by the cinematic depiction of ultra-Orthodox, so she wrote and is presently directing her own film, aimed at changing stereotypes of atmosphere..
A little boy named “Noodle” brought together a disparate small group of characters in director Ayelet Menahemi’s 2007 Israeli film, and brought the Central Florida Jewish community..
In a crumbling corner of Tel Aviv, a young Israeli kills a female pawnbroker; the violence of his surroundings has crept into his heart like a cancer. Reconfiguring Dostoevsky for a war-torn Middle..
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