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Conflict a Winner at Israeli Oscars

The 2013 ceremony for the Ophir Awards for Film (known as the "Israeli Oscars") was held in Israel on Sept. 28. The big winner this year was the movie "Bethlehem" by director Yuval Adler, which with..View More

Out of the Dark

"Out in the Dark" Alights Upon a Number of Issues

The Israel-Palestine conflict has been ongoing for decades, affecting the lives of millions. Out in the Dark certainly isn’t the first film to address this conflict. But, now, director Michael..View More


‘Bethlehem’ Likely to Be Chosen as Israel’s Oscar Entry

Venice festival player “Bethlehem” swept the country’s Ophir Awards on Saturday, winning best film, casting, editing and supporting actor for Tsahi Halevi on Saturday in Tel Aviv...View More

Review: 'Zaytoun's' light tone misses a serious point

  It might be asking a lot for a mainstream odd-couple road-trip movie to bear the dramatic heft of the heavy Israeli-Arab conflict, specifically the 1982 war with Lebanon, Arabic for with..View More

Out in the Dark

Out in the Dark: An Affecting Israeli-Palestinian Romance

0 0 1 527 3006 The JCC in Manhattan 25 7 3526 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE When it's concerned with the most trying of lives in the most troubled of regions, it can feel petty..View More


Malibu Film Society Begins 4th Season With ‘Zaytoun’

If Mark Twain had grown up in the Middle East, Huckleberry Finn and Jim might have been striding across Lebanon like the characters in “Zaytoun,” which opened the Malibu Film fourth a..View More

The Congress

Fantastic Fest Review: The Hugely Ambitious "The Congress" Boldly Satirizes Hollywood Ageism Through Sci-Fi

You have to admire Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman's gutsiness. Does that mean you also have to give him a pass for how often impenetrable The Congress—his two parts live-action and one-third to..View More

The Congress

Ari Folman’s ‘Congress’ triumphs at Fantastic Fest

Ari Folman’s The Congress was named best picture and that film’s Robin Wright won the best actress prize Tuesday at the annual Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.The second film from Ari is..View More


Film review: "Bethlehem" is precise, but reduces reality

  On Friday, I attended the Haifa Film Festival for the Israeli premiere of Bethlehem, an Israfilm directed by Israel’s Yuval Adler and co-written by Adler and Arab journalist Ali a..View More


Palestinians denied a voice in Canadian film set in West Bank

  Many white people travel to Palestine to work with various organizations. Some are deeply involved in solidarity and resistance work on the ground, others work to subsidize Israeli of costs..View More

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