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Israel is just like Australia, a woman tells her son, in My Australia

Early scenes in My Australia are set in mid-1960s Poland, though the place looks so drab and poor it could just as well have been the 1940s. You might call Andre, 14 and his brother Tadek,10, so..View More

Hiam Abbass in 'The Syrian Bride'

Arab-Israeli Actress for Cannes Jury

Arab-Israeli film star Hiam Abbass has been named to the jury of next month’s Cannes Film Festival. The selection, announced Wednesday, is the latest international honor..View More

Asia Naifeld and Udi Persi in Room 514 by Sharon Bar Ziv

Sharon Bar-Ziv Special Jury Mention at Tribeca for Room 514

Israeli Director Sharon Bar-Ziv received a Special Jury Mention at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in the category of “Best New Narrative Director,” for his film Room 514. The by..View More

Israeli Films Win Prizes at Tribeca Film Festival

Two Israeli films won prizes at the Tribeca Film Festival. WORLD NARRATIVE COMPETITION: Best Editing in a Documentary Feature - The Flat (Hadira), edited by Tali Halter Shenkar, directed by Arnon..View More

Dolphin Boy

A Beaten Teenager Seeks Solace in Another Species

  In defiance of its rather twee title, the documentary “Dolphin Boy” is admirably opposed to mystical pronouncements about the man-beast connection it so carefully in..View More

Israeli Palestinian conflict explored by a family man in 'Five Broken Cameras'

On April 26, the 20th Portland Jewish Film Festival featured the award-winning "Five Broken Cameras" (Hebrew, Arabic), a documentary put together by Palestinian peasant Emad Burnat and Israeli Guy a..View More

Ayelet Zurer

Actress from Israel gaining exposure

A star to some people is a nobody to others - especially in different countries. In her native Israel, Ayelet Zurer has become a household name - as the winner of an Israeli Academy Award and the a..View More

Dolphin Boy

From Israel, Documentaries of Internal Landscapes

Two very different Israeli documentaries are opening at New York's Quad Cinema over the next 10 days. These fascinating films have less to do with the political tensions that dominate headlines from..View More

Israeli animation makes it to int'l festival

Animator Or Bar-El, 25, has created a film about faceless cube-beings whose job is to sit inside a cube, drawing squares - a phenomenon well-known to many real-life cubicle dwellers. "Beat," which a..View More


Yossi: A Review from Tribeca Film Festival

At the end of 2002's Yossi & Jagger, director Eytan Fox left us with a simple yet highly suggestive close-up of a man haunted by both grief and regret. Fox's newest film, Yossi, picks up this 10..View More

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