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A scene from Nadav Lapid's

Festival Hit "Policeman" Opens in Israeli Cinemas

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..View More

Scene from the classic Israeli film 'Alex Is Lovesick'.

Top cinematographer Amnon Salomon, dies at 71

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 -..View More

The Haifa International Film Festival features a few new films that will open nationwide.

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

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..View More

The Flat

"The Flat' movie review, trailer: Documentary is not to be missed

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..View More

Director Amos Gitai is in Montreal for the Festival du nouveau cinéma, where a retrospective of films from his 30-year career is playing.

Amos Gitai on His Montreal Retrospective

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..View More

At war with themselves

Soldiers Playing Soldiers

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..View More

The Gatekeepers

NYFF – The Gatekeepers – Cassandra Is an Israeli Spy

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..View More

4th Annual Israeli Film Festival Opens in Toronto This Month

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..View More

Israeli filmmaker Dani Menkin takes a break during the filming of his latest movie,

Dani Menkin in Syracuse

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..View More

The Loneliest Planet

Israeli actress Hani Furstenberg stars a NYFF selection

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..View More

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