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Sderot film fest

Sderot’s film festival is a ‘beit midrash’ for movies, offering an eclectic selection of local and foreign films for free

Defying any lingering effects of last summer’s war in Gaza, the southern region’s annual Cinema South Film Festival will take place as usual in Sderot, presenting five days of intensive..View More

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Cannes 2015: ''Afterthought'' review - Israeli film takes the stairway to Joycean epiphanies

Here is an extremely odd, but somehow thoroughly distinctive, Israeli film that, with its rambling, seemingly disconnected narrative grammar, passages of deliberate boredom and irritation and a of..View More


Seret 2015 Review: 'Self Made' a suspenseful and thought provoking tale of conflict

Powerful, provocative and darkly funny, Shira Geffen’s Self Made is another in a line of incredible female led Israeli films from the past year. Telling the story of two one a..View More


"The Farewell Party" Enters Laughing

You've got to hand it to Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit. Any filmmakers willing to have a laugh with euthanasia should be lauded for their nerve, and in The Farewell Party, which they jointly wrote is..View More

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Cannes Film Review: ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’

For those who love the writing of Amos Oz, the Israeli storyteller's autobiographical "A Tale of Love and Darkness" illuminates his reasons for picking up the pen in the first place, pointing to his..View More


Jerusalem to build film and television complex to attract international productions

On the heels of several high-profile Hollywood productions filmed, or filming, in the capital, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announced Tuesday his intention to build a major film and television complex..View More


Israeli Air Force: Front and Center On Film

The vaunted Israeli Air Force is flying high with two documentaries screening on television stations and at film festivals, while a feature movie waits in the wings. However, the focus is not on or..View More

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Patrick Stewart in "Hunting Elephants," a New Israeli Heist Movie

Before we really get into "Hunting Elephants," know this: this is a movie in which Captain Picard dresses up like Darth Vader. For pub trivia alone, this mild, not very successful Israeli heist is a..View More

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Leading Israeli actor Gideon Singer dies at 88

Leading Israeli actor Gideon Singer died on Monday in Tel Aviv aged 88 of complications of heart surgery. He had a wide-ranging career on stage and appeared in a number of Israeli films in the 1960s..View More


‘Touchdown Israel’ Football Doc Kicks Off LA Jewish Film Festival

The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival kicked off April 30 and runs until May 7. If you're lucky enough to be attending this festival, which began almost a decade ago, there are so many great films to..View More

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