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Is this Comedy the Most Politically Incorrect Israeli Film of all Time?

There are two ways to look at Shay Kanot's "Kicking Out Shoshana." We might describe it as a lame romantic comedy with few laughs, a simple - even primitive - plot, and crudely crafted characters; a..View More

Smile, and the World Will Smile Back

When the Occupied Film the Occupiers

At its best, art is about connection. A new Israeli-Palestinian documentary short film exploits the natural three-way relationship between artist, audience and subject to reveal an unexpected source..View More

Jerusalem Film Festival 2014

Air Raid Sirens and Israeli Bombs: The Jerusalem International Film Festival

Noa Regev, the new director of the Jerusalem International Film Festival, had a difficult task for her first edition. Walking a fine line between continuing with the film screenings while as it is..View More

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

Catch a first glimpse of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is here! Well, almost. Fans got their first glimpse at Gal Gadot's incarnation of the female superhero from "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" this weekend, when a photo of her was a..View More

La Dune

'The Dune' ('La Dune'): Film Review

If, as Alfred Hitchcock once remarked, films can be like "slices of cake," then the meandering mystery movie The Dune (La Dune) could definitely use some extra chocolate, sprinkles, Reddi-wip, a of..View More

City of Borders

10 BEST ISRAELI GAY MOVIES (that even includes some which don’t end in tragedy!)

  Over recent years Israel has become a great source for LGBT movies that have found an eager worldwide audience. Probably the most successful and prolific filmmaker who has emerged from is..View More

Jerusalem Cinematheque's Noa Regev

Jersualem Film Festival Head Explains Why Palestinians Won’t Show Films at the Festival

By any metric, the CEO of the Jerusalem Cinematheque has had an eventful first year at her new job. The Cinematheque was founded in 1973 by Lia van Leer, who served as director for the theatre and..View More

In the Image

What She Sees

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival opens July 24 with The Green Prince, a documentary based on the memoir of Mosab Hassan Yousef. The son of a founding member of Hamas, he worked as an agent for..View More

Three Sisters aka Villa Touma

Palestinian film shortlisted for Venice festival’s Critics' Week

A Palestinian filmmaker's debut feature film has been shortlisted for the Venice International Film Festival's 29th Critics' Week. The film, "Villa Touma," is directed and self-produced by Suha who..View More

31st JFF

Scenes from the Jerusalem Film Festival

The big question at a film festival is usually which movies will win the top prizes. But at the 31st Jerusalem Film Festival at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, which ran from July 10-20, there was a we..View More

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