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Israeli Soldiers Lose Suit Against Filmmaker Bakri

The Supreme Court rejected on Wednesday an appeal filed by soldiers who fought in Jenin during Operation Defensive Shield against Arab director Mohammad Bakri for his portrayal of troops in the film..View More


A Holy Land Love Story: Mrs. Moskowitz and the Cats

Jorge Gurvich, the director of Mrs. Moskowitz and the Cats, which just opened throughout the country, has an unusual and strangely appropriate backstory connected to his movie. During a meeting for..View More


Yemenite-Israeli Film Golden Pomegranate Premieres in Australia

A most unusual Israeli film have its Australian premiere on Saturday night 30th July 2011 - at Sydney's North Shore Temple Emanuel. The Golden Pomegranate is billed as the first feature film to the..View More


Cine-files: Lev Smadar, Jerusalem

The sixth review in our series takes us to a tucked-away cinema in west Jerusalem that's been on the go since 1928. It serves delicious Israeli food and it's even open on Shabbat ... A narrow leafy..View More


Animix 2011 to Take Place at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque in August

Animix 11, the International Animation, Comics and Caricature Festival, will take place from August 16 - 20, 2011 at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque. A carnival of films, workshops, exhibits and all fun -..View More


One Complex Family, One Complex Country:A Look into Tomer Heymann's New Documentary

Early in Tomer Heymann's new documentary, "The Queen Has No Crown," the director's twin brother, Erez, stares directly into the camera and says in a low, cold voice: "You're extinction, that's what..View More


Quick Look: Israel Film Fund

For a country so tiny, Israel is well-known for the passionate disagreement of its citizens on many political, social, religious and ethical issues. Yet, despite the risks that accompany favor of is..View More


'Mabul,' an Israeli Film About Autism, Opens San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

San Francisco's 31st annual Jewish Film Festival opened at the historic Castro Theatre on July 21 with the North American premiere of the Israeli film "Mabul" ("The Flood"). Winner of the best film..View More


Jerusalem Film Festival 2011: Iraq ā€˜Nā€™ Roll

Can you yearn for something that you have never known? "I yearn," sings Dudu Tassa, calling forth the voices of his family heritage from Iraq. By his side is musician Yair Dalal, moved to tears by a..View More

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Israel Film Center Notes from the Jerusalem Film Festival

For the past 28 years, the Jerusalem Film Festival had been the leading presenting platform for the new crops of the Israeli film industry each year. The Israel Film Center team attended the -..View More

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