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Building a Life on Truth

Building a Life on Truth

Not until 21 years after he finished film school in 1997 did Amichai Greenberg release his first feature film, “The Testament,” which is playing in Tenafly next week as part of the of a..View More


The Israeli Film Festival is at the JCC in Manhattan this week

The Israeli Film Festival is at the JCC in Manhattan this week

There is little doubt that over the decades cinema has deeply affected our special connection with Israel. In the mid-1950s, Jewish audiences squirmed while watching “Hill 24 Doesn’t in..View More


Domestic Disturbances

Domestic Disturbances

Many veteran observers of Israeli film try to discern trends in new releases as a clue to the mood of the country. Filmmakers tend to be less circumspect about their views. On the other hand, as its..View More


Filming in Israel, Harvey Keitel Transforms From Hollywood Gangster Into Jewish Patriarch

Filming in Israel, Harvey Keitel Transforms From Hollywood Gangster Into Jewish Patriarch

A Hollywood star, an acclaimed Israeli novelist and an award-winning Russian director – all Jewish – walk onto a kibbutz. It could be the opening of a Borscht Belt joke, or perhaps a of..View More


The Legend of King Solomon

New film animates a young, swashbuckling King Solomon

The moment for Israeli animation may have arrived, as an 80-minute feature about King Solomon, created by a joint Israeli and Hungarian animation team, plays in Israeli theaters, and, hopefully, as..View More


Keshet Films’ Mandy Tagger & Adi Ezroni On The Hunt For Projects – Cannes Studio

Keshet Films’ Mandy Tagger & Adi Ezroni On The Hunt For Projects – Cannes Studio

In April last year, Keshet Media Group launched feature development and production division, Keshet Films, under its Keshet International subsidiary Keshet Studios and headed by award-winning a..View More


Cannes wrap-up: Few Jews, but some anti-Semitism on the silver screen

Cannes wrap-up: Few Jews, but some anti-Semitism on the silver screen

CANNES, France — Once I landed in Cannes and stuffed my face with a brioche au sucre the likes of which you just can’t get in New York, I headed down to the elegantly named Palais des et..View More


Israel Wins Eurovision Contest

Israel Wins Eurovision Contest

Israel won the Eurovision contest on Saturday night (May 12) with the song “Toy” by Netta Barzilai. The annual competition was held in Lisbon, Portugal and featured 43 for the..View More


Israeli show 'On the Spectrum' wins top prize at French festival

Israeli show 'On the Spectrum' wins top prize at French festival

JTA - The new Israeli television series “On the Spectrum” won the top prize at the Series Mania Festival in Lille, France. The show, about three 20-something roommates with autism in an..View More


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