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Nadav Lapid's debut film, "Policeman," does not allow viewers to sink into an escapist experience in imaginary realms: It throws them against the wall of reality. The film offers a penetrating at..
posted October 28, 2011 in News | Permalink
Amnon Salomon, one of Israel's leading cinematographers, died yesterday in Bat Yam at the age of 71 following a long battle with cancer.
Over the course of his career, Solomon filmed some 65 of -..
posted October 24, 2011 in News | Permalink
All film festival programs struggle to strike a balance between crowd-pleasing fare and more challenging, less mainstream films. Often, festival films never open in regular theaters at all, but..
posted October 21, 2011 in News | Permalink
Winner for best editing of a documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival and best direction of a documentary at the Jerusalem Film Festival, Arnon Goldfinger's "The Flat" tells an extraordinary story a..
posted October 18, 2011 in News | Permalink
What number retrospective is this for Amos Gitai?
"I don't count them," the Israeli filmmaker said bluntly Thursday, before the start of a special series of 10 films from his 30-year career at the..
posted October 14, 2011 in News | Permalink
In a country where most young people find themselves in uniform at age 18, and wars rear their heads every few years, figures of dusty warriors have conquered not only strategic positions but also a..
posted October 12, 2011 in News | Permalink
What does it tell you when career spies are thinking more deeply about their country's future than the politicians whom they serve?
That's only one of the dilemmas in The Gatekeepers, Dror Moreh's..
posted October 11, 2011 in News | Permalink
Eran Bester, Director and Founder of the Toronto Israel Film Festival, is pleased to announce the return of the festival for its 4th consecutive year, running from October 23 to 27. With a unique of..
posted October 06, 2011 in News | Permalink
Israeli filmmaker Dani Menkin won’t have to travel far to introduce his films, “Dolphin Boy” and “Je T’aime, I Love You Terminal,” at the Syracuse International 7..
This staggeringly acute examination of the fissures that develop between couples from Julia Loktev (Day Night Day Night, ND/NF 2007) proves that even the most wide-open spaces can feel suffocating a..
posted October 03, 2011 in News | Permalink