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Gogo Boys

Cannes Film Review: ‘The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films’

Both an affectionate tribute and a cautionary tale, "The Go-Go Boys" is a solid documentary that offers, as its subtitle promises, one version of the "inside story of Cannon Films." Israeli helmer -..View More


Gett

Israeli film ‘Gett’ gets US distribution

An Israeli film about an Orthodox woman struggling to earn the right to divorce her husband will soon hit American screens "Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem," from brother-and-sister duo Shlomi a..View More


Tzahi Grad

International Star You Should Know: Tzahi Grad

‘BIG' ROLE: Israeli thesp Tzahi Grad blow-torched his way into audiences' minds last year in Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado's "Big Bad Wolves," a blackly comic thriller. The film was a on..View More


Orange People

Israeli film 'Orange People' pits modernity against tradition

The past haunts the heroes of "Orange People," Hanna Azoulay Hasfari's directorial debut, whether they grapple with it or try to leave it behind. The movie itself is haunted by a memory - that of by..View More


Tom Shoval wins Rolex mentorship

Tom Shoval is one of seven winners of this year's Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. The Israeli film-maker, whose debut feature Youth won Best Film at the Jerusalem Film will..View More


Arabani

Film review: Israel's latest big screen production "Arabani"

Few groups in Israel are as mysterious as the Druse. Most Israelis know that the Druse serve in the Israeli army, live mainly in a few villages in the north of the country, split with Islam ago and..View More


Gett

Israeli film on Haredi divorce wows Cannes crowd

Two Israeli films debuted at the Cannes International Film Festival, which runs from May 14 to 24: one about an ultra-Orthdox Jewish woman and one about a Israeli artist and a Palestinian better of..View More


Mar Baum

Assi Dayan’s ‘Mr. Baum’ gets a (brief) new lease on life in Hollywood

It's uncomfortable watching Robin Williams find out he only has 90 minutes left to live in "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn" - only slightly longer than the length of the film, in fact - but it's a be..View More


Zero Motivation

Zeitgeist Picks Up Israel’s ‘Zero’

"Zero Motivation," the femme-centric dark comedy about female Israeli soldiers, has secured U.S. distribution with Zeitgeist Films. Pic, from first-time helmer Talya Lavie, was a breakout success a..View More


Cannes Film Festival: A ray of light in our grim reality

Six full-length Israeli movies (five feature films and one documentary) will be screened at the 67th Cannes Film Festival which opened Wednesday. The movies are not competing in any of the official..View More


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