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Aaron Davidman plays 17 different characters in “Wrestling Jerusalem.”

Actor wrestles with Palestinian-Israeli conflict in provocative film

Translating a play to the screen can prove cinematically daunting. If that play is a one-man show, the challenges increase exponentially. Thankfully, imagination won out in the film version of Aaron..View More


Axelrod Performing Arts Center Presents 6th Annual Israel Film Festival

(DEAL, NJ) --The annual Axelrod Israel Film Festival opens on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal. In its six year, the festival features eight exceptional films from..View More


Israeli Movie About 'Underground' Fighting Wins Best Action Film at Comic-Con 2016

  An Israeli movie about a promising new underground fighter won Best Action Film at the 2016 Comic-Con in San Diego. The 2015 movie, Underground,tells the tale of Omer, a..View More

Still from the movie 'Sand Storm'.

Israeli-Beduin film 'Sand Storm' to be released in US

Elite Zexner’s Sand Storm, a feature film about the struggles of two Beduin women, will be distributed by the Kino Lorber company. It will be released in New York in September and in..View More

Asaph Polonsky's ‘One Week and a Day.'

'One Week and a Day' wins top prize at Jerusalem Film Festival

The 33rd Jerusalem Film Festival, which took place at the Jerusalem Cinematheque from July 7-17 and featured a star-studded guest list topped by Quentin Tarantino, Laurie Anderson and Whit Stillman,..View More

Jerusalem Film Festival

Israeli classic ‘Avanti Popolo’ gets new life at Jerusalem Film Festival

“It’s a lot of joy and a lot of sorrow,” said Salim Daw, the star of Avanti Popolo, on seeing a digitally restored version of the 1986 Israeli classic for the first time, when it a..View More

MUHAMMAD OWEDAH (third left), the Palestinian coordinator for Combatants for Peace, and film co-director Stephen Apkon (center) attend the premiere of ‘Disturbing the Peace’ last night.

Ex-foes, seeking peace, meet at Jerusalem Film Fest

Former Israeli soldiers participated in a panel discussion on Thursday at the Jerusalem Film Festival with Palestinians who had served jail sentences on terror charges, after the premiere of a about..View More


Israeli film 'Abulele' in line for US remake

EXCLUSIVE: Family film has clocked up 150,000 admissions in Israel.   Los Angeles-based Epic Pictures has acquired remake rights to Israeli family film Abulele, about a boy who..View More

How Long, Not Long

Jerusalem: Women directors dominate Israeli shorts competition

Last year, for the first time, Jerusalem Film Festival’s short film competition acted as a gateway to the US Academy Awards, with the overall winner automatically entered into consideration of..View More

Salim Dau and Suhel Haddad, the lead actors in ‘Avanti Popolo,’ produced by Micha Shagrir

Capital’s film festival to screen digitally restored classic

With recent headlines touting warmer relations between Israel and Egypt, it’s the perfect week to screen the late Rafi Bukai’s digitally restored “Avanti Popolo.” The 1986 a..View More

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