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Dana Ivgy

Israel Actress Dana Ivgy Emerges From Famous Dad’s Shadow

The daughter of acclaimed screen thesp Moshe Ivgy, the 31-year-old Dana Ivgy proved her acting chops in two wrenching Keren Yedaya pics, 2004’s “My Treasure” and first..View More

The kindergarten teacher

Mysterious 'Kindergarten Teacher' tops Israel's 2014 cinema crop

This has been an amazing year for Israeli cinema, but in my opinion “The Kindergarten Teacher” is the best of the crop. Nadav Lapid’s film has won considerable recognition and a..View More


'Princess’ takes a bow at Sundance

Equal parts disturbing and beautiful, Princess follows a 12-year-old girl, Adar (Shira Haas), who is uncomfortably aware of the sexual relationship between her mother and her is right on a..View More


Movie Review: Amos Gitai’s ‘Tsili’ at the New York Jewish Film Festival

Tsili, in its U.S. Premiere at the 2015 New York Jewish Film Festival, is Director Amos Gitai’s ambitious tribute to the Romanian-Israeli novelist and survivor Aharon Appelfeld, the..View More

The Dune

New York Jewish Film Festival Movie Review: ‘The Dune’

The Dune, which screened as part of the 24th New York Jewish Film Festival examines how two men, an investigator who lives in Paris and a repairman who lives in Israel finally confront a secret part..View More

Tsili/Amos Gitai

A meditative, non-narrative tale of a young woman hiding in the forest of Czernovitz, Bukovina during the final months of World War II, Amos Gitai’sTsili is based on the deeply The a..View More


The Movie Exposing Israel's Marriage Scandal

Rarely does a film integrate a social and political message within a forceful drama as masterfully as Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem. The impossibility, for a woman, of obtaining a divorce..View More

Aya, an Israeli short film, gets Oscar nod

The Israeli short film, Aya, was among the Oscar nominees in the Best Live Action Short category. The nominees were announced on Thursday in Los Angeles. The short dramatic film Aya was directed by..View More


Israeli Films, Front And Center

In the first of three articles on this year's New York Jewish Film Festival, now underway at Lincoln Center, the continuing growth of the event was attributed in part to the splendid creative of the..View More

Israeli film headed to Berlin film fest

Israeli director Nadav Lapid will represent Israel at the 65th annual Berlin Film Festival next month. Lapid, whose 2011 feature "The Policeman" and 2014 feature "The Kindergarten Teacher" were his..View More

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