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A Borrowed Identity

"A Borrowed Identity" ponders a Palestinian’s life in Israel

"A Borrowed Identity" starts out nice and easy, but don't be fooled. This is a soft-seeming film about a hard-edged, difficult subject, an Israeli film that offers a picture of life's other by the a..View More


kinder

Review: From Israel, ‘The Kindergarten Teacher,’ a Drama About Poetry and Obsession

Can a 5-year-old boy be a literary genius? And if so, how might his precocious gift be nurtured and protected? These are, on the surface, among the main questions posed by "The Kindergarten a film a..View More


Gay Palestinian Men

In new documentary, gay Palestinian men in Israel grapple with their sexual, national identity

  TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — During last summer's Gaza war, Khader Abu Seif was living with his then Israeli boyfriend in Tel Aviv, wondering whether Hamas rockets could reach them from a..View More


Locarna Boycott

Israel-centric film festival changes program name under threat of boycott

The Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland announced on Monday the six Israeli films that will have their world premiere at the festival, which opens on August 5. However, following from..View More


Jonathan Pollard

Jonathan Pollard, spy for Israel, to be subject of feature film

Marnie Langeroodi Wednesday 29 July 201512.54 EDTLast modified on Thursday 30 July 201509.30 EDT Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Pinterest Share..View More


Locarna

Locarno Fest Reveals Titles of First Look On Israeli Cinema Pics-In-Post Showcase

The Locarno Film Festival has revealed the six titles that have made the cut for its First Look On Israeli Cinema pics-in-post showcase. Formerly known as Carte Blanche, Locarno’s First Look..View More


Censorship

Israeli Artists Sound Alarm over Growing Censorship

As Nanni Moretti’s Mia Madre began to roll on the opening night of the Jerusalem Film Festival in the picturesque Sultan’s Pool amphitheatre in early July, another screening a..View More


Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot: IDF service prepared me for Wonder Woman

The movie "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will only come out in eight and a half months (on March 25, 2016), but its PR campaign is already in full swing, led by Gal Gadot - the Israeli actress..View More


Learning Hollywood

Learning Hollywood in the Holy City

Rita (Yijing) Zhang, 22, of Beijing is navigating several historic “walls” as she builds her career as a filmmaker.  It started in China, where Zhang recently worked as an on the a..View More


Israeli Horror Film

Is the Israeli Horror Film About to Take Off?

Five years ago, the Israeli horror genre didn’t exist. Since the release of Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado’s Rabies in 2010 and their follow-up Big Bad 2013, as well..View More


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