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2012 in Jewish Films

This year's crop of Jewish topic films brought an abundance of Holocaust themed films to theaters in the U.S., most of which were following the recent trend of finding new twists and perspectives to..View More

The Ballad of the Weeping Spring

Haunting Iranian music stars in new Israeli film - but don't expect to buy the soundtrack

"Wow, what an amazing film," exclaimed the salesman at the Tel Aviv record store. "Wait a minute, I'll find out right now about the soundtrack." He calls out to another store clerk, who is for and..View More

The Law in These Parts

Film Shows Objectivity Elusive in Israel-Palestine Storytelling

A must-see for anyone interested in the Middle East, The Law In These Parts is a serious and engrossing new documentary about the history of Israeli military legal policy in the The film..View More

The Gatekeepers 2

Israeli film makes critics' best of 2012 list, moves closer to Oscar

After making the Academy Awards' short list for best documentary, the Israeli film The Gatekeepers was named one of the top movies of 2012 by The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Dror of..View More

The Gatekeepers

Former Shin Bet Heads Question Occupation in New Documentary

"They are the only ones who can have an impact," Dror Moreh told me. The director of a new Israeli documentary was speaking about his film’s six protagonists, all former heads of Israel's..View More

Mr. Burnat’s son Gibreel looks out on an Israeli settlement.

Front Runners

Israeli movie lovers have a lot to look forward to in the coming year.Some of Israel’s most acclaimed directors have movies coming out, and there are also movies by promising newcomers coming..View More

My grandfather was a nazi

‘My grandfather was a Nazi’

When people say their grandfather was at Auschwitz, they usually mean that he was an inmate there. But the heroine of Barbara Albert’s latest film, The Dead and the Living, has to come to..View More

Fill the Void

'Fill the Void' captures Israeli audience

Ultra-Orthodox director Rama Burshtein's "Fill the Void" is the most popular Israeli film of 2012, after being viewed by some 182,000 people. This achievement is particularly outstanding in light..View More

The Gatekeepers

LA Film Critics Association honors Israeli documentary

LOS ANGELES — “The Gatekeepers,” a film by Israeli director Dror Moreh, was named best documentary Sunday by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, whose prizes are among a of..View More

Not in Tel Aviv

Not In Tel Aviv

The film’s protagonist, 29 year old Micha (Nony Geffen), is a rebel without a cause for the 21st century. Declaring its fictionality in bold black and white, the film sends this suburban on a..View More

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