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The Wonders

Israeli director finds success in content, not bottom line

As a young man, Avi Nesher enjoyed gazing at art, performing music and experimenting with literature. But he found his calling in making movies. “Cinema combined all of those things I did and..View More


Courage under fire: Girls on film

The Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival is spotlighting two female driven, award-winning films this week. Though the movies are completely different genres- Gett, The Trial of Vivian Amsale is a drama..View More

Life Sentences

‘Life Sentences': An Imprisoned Existence

Life Sentences, the award winning Israeli film, premiered in America the week of November 6 as part of the Other Israel Film Festival. Winner of the Van Leer Group Foundation Award for Best Film at..View More


The New York film festival that pulls the 'other' Israel into focus

Last July, as the fighting in Gaza began, Carole Zabar was attending the Jerusalem Film Festival. The founder of the Other Israel Film Festival (and wife of Saul Zabar, of New York’s was..View More

Richard Gere To Star In ‘Oppenheimer Strategies’an upcoming film by Israeli director Joseph Cedar

EXCLUSIVE: Richard Gere is set to star in Oppenheimer Strategies, an independent film written and to be directed by Joseph Cedar that is coming together quickly. Pic tells the a..View More

Dani Menkin

Love, documentary style, in Syracuse

Israeli filmmaker Dani Menkin had a novel idea for attracting an American audience: He filmed his latest movie in English. “Is That You,” Menkin’s latest film, is a comedic drama..View More

Zero Motivation

Israeli filmmakers mark very successful year

Israeli filmmakers have had a very successful year so far, with a movie about Israeli women in the army topping the list of blockbuster films generating the most sales at the box office. The army a..View More

Life According to Agfa Poster

Israeli films: Coming soon to a home theater near you!

Rama Burshtein’s Fill the Void won the Best Actress Award for its young star, Hadas Yaron, in 2012 and is an emotional look at a young woman coming of age in the ultra-Orthodox who became in a..View More


What happens when the prodigal son is an Israeli Druze

LONDON — It’s a universal story: The prodigal son returns, bringing his children to meet their relatives. How it is told when the son is an Israeli Druze and the children are half Jewish..View More

Other Israel 2014

Free Tickets To Israeli Film's US Premier in Manhattan is co-sponsoring the US premier of the Israeli documentary film Almost Friends, which is part of the Other Israel Film Festival we're cosponsoring. (You can see trailers for the A..View More

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