Film news and reviews


Winners at Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival Named

The recently concluded 17th annual Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, which featured appearances by Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Hervé de Luze, one of the most distinguished film editors in the a of..View More

star wars

"The Force Awakens" Exceeds Expectations in Israel

Local ticket sales for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" topped 100,000 during its first three days of screenings, reported, Israel's online website for movie ticket sales. The film opened..View More

son of saul

"Harrowing" Auschwitz Film Draws Strong Reactions

The power and horror of "Son of Saul," a visceral plunge into the life of a Sonderkommando (a Jew who was forced to work in the death camps) at Auschwitz-Birkenau, has left audiences staggering it a..View More


Israeli film is being made about Jonathan Pollard

Veteran Israeli director and writer Riki Shelach and author Zvika Amit are in the midst of writing a script for a possible future production based on the true life story of Israeli spy Jonathan Ynet..View More


REVIEW: The ups and downs of ‘Afterthought’

AFTERTHOUGHT Hebrew title: Ha'yored Le'mala Written and directed by Elad Keidan With Uri Klauzner, Itay Tiran Running time: 105 minutes In Hebrew. Check with theaters for subtitle a certain kind of..View More


Oscar-nominated film editor Herve de Luze speaks about his ongoing partnership with director Roman Polanski

The Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, which runs until December 12 at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, is giving its achievement award to Hervé de Luze, a film editor who has worked extensively with..View More


In New Doc, Blind Israelis Learn To Witness Nazi Cruelty

TORONTO (JTA) — Fingers flit over a tombstone in Warsaw’s Jewish cemetery, caressing its faded Hebrew letters. Feet stumble on pathways at a Nazi death camp, crooked and strewn with the..View More


Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival

The 17th Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival – a Hanukka tradition – will take place at the Jerusalem Cinematheque from December 7-12. Dozens of movies with Jewish themes, including Israeli..View More


Israeli Culture Minister Seeks to Defund Cinema Institution Over Nakba Film Festival

Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev has ordered an investigative committee to be established to examine allegations that a film festival at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque violates the Nakba Law, which..View More

From the forum