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A banner year for blue-and-white on the silver screen At home and abroad, Israeli films made a fine showing in 2013

Normally, at this time of year, Oscar buzz is the soundtrack of the Israeli movie industry. After all, Israeli films - features, documentaries and shorts - have received seven Oscar nominations in..View More

Fill the Void

The Year in Israeli Films

Since the Israeli film industry became a major international player in the last 10 years, it was given the opportunity to present Israeli life beyond headlines and slogans -- to show an Israel with..View More

Rita Jahan Faruz

Southern Exposure

We all know that this part of the world provides plenty of raw material for news coverage – sadly, often not of the most positive nature. By the same token, there is a plethora of topics and a..View More

Anne Frank

Waltz with Bashir Filmmaker Ari Folman to Make Anne Frank Cartoon

Israeli filmmaker director Ari Folman will direct an animated movie based on the life of Anne Frank.According to the Hollywood Reporter, Folman, who is best known for directing Waltz with Bashir, to..View More

Fill the Void

Film: Fill the Void (U)

The biggest surprise at last year's Venice Film Festival, Fill The Void is a fascinating introduction to the ultra-orthodox Hassidic Jewish community. Rama Burshtein, Hassidic herself, depicts a of..View More


‘Bethlehem,’ A Film of Spies and Intrigue and Oscar Possibilities

Foreign-language (meaning non English-language) films from 76 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Venezuela, are competing for Oscar honors this year, with Israel’s entry, pitting Shin Bet,..View More

Anne Frank

'Waltz with Bashir' Director to Create Anne Frank Film

Israeli film director Ari Folman will be writing and directing an animated feature on the life and diary of Anne Frank, the Hollywood Reporter announced Thursday.Folman, director of Oscar-nominated..View More

Gal Gadot

Israeli Actress and Model Gal Gadot is Tinseltown's New Wonder Woman

The announcement came this week. Israeli supermodel and actress Gal Gadot will take on the coveted role of Diana Price/Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie, according to Weekly, on..View More

Footsteps in Jerusalem

Tracing Jerusalem's Footsteps Around the World

In places as remote as Kathmandu, Lima, Lagos and Tbilisi, thousands of viewers will participate this Thursday in what is certainly the most ambitious Israeli cinematic event ever held: the in more..View More

Adi Adwan

Unveiling to the World, What it Means to be a Druze

When Adi Adwan wanted to make a film and looked around for a reference point, he drew a blank. No one in the Druze community, a conservative and secretive sect derived from Islam and based in had a..View More

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