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Alex is Lovesick (1986)

Alex Holeh Ahavah

Directed by: Boaz Davidson

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This Israeli movie by Boaz Davidson is a touching and funny coming-of-age film about thirteen year old Alex, who falls head over heals in love for the first time. Sounds harmless enough on the but a.. View More

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Queen of Jerusalem (2009)

Malkat Yerushalayim

Directed by: Dani Dothan, Dalia Mevorach

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Archaeologist, Professor Trude Dothan was born in Vienna in 1922. Her son decides to launch an "archaelogical" excavation in her Jerusalem house.He finds the death mask of poet Elsa Lasker-Schuler a.. View More

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Under the Dommim Tree (1994)

Etz Hadomim Tafus

Directed by: Eli Cohen

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Based on Gila Almagor's autobiographical book, Under the Dommim Tree follows a group of teenagers who survived the Holocaust in a boarding school in the the early 50's. During the day they are like.. View More

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Burning Land (1984)

Adama Hamah

Directed by: Serge Ankri

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The story of the special relationship between a grandfather and his grandchild as their family falls apart. Set in the Jewish Diaspora in Tunisia in the 1950s. View More

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Going All The Way (1978)

Eskimo Limon

Directed by: Boaz Davidson

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Bentzi, Momo, and Yuda'leh are three teenage boys growing up in 1950's Israel, which is not much different from 1950's America if you believe what you see in the film. Of course they are obsessed -.. View More

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Going Steady (1979)

Yotzim Kavua

Directed by: Boaz Davidson

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Teens in 1950s Tel Aviv were just as enamored of popular music as their American counterparts - often listening to the same songs. In this romantic comedy, three buddies are on the lookout for an to.. View More

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Hill 24 Doesn't Answer (1955)

Giv'a 24 Eina Ona

Directed by: Thorold Dickinson

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This film was the first ever to be shot in Israel and deals with the outbreak of hostility and war that occurred during the Israeli War for independence. The night before a cease-fire in the to be a.. View More

The Heart That Sings (2011)

Directed by: Robin Garbose

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Set in 1950, The Heart That Sings tells the poignant story of a brokenhearted orphan from the Holocaust trying to begin life again when she is hired as the music and drama counselor at an elite.. View More

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The Fifth Heaven (2011)

Ba-Rakiya Ha-Chamishi

Directed by: Dina Tzvi-Riklis

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Based on the novel by Rachel Eytan. Summer 1944. 13 year old Maya is placed in a foster home. The director of the home falls in love with her, as Maya reminds him of a tortured love affair from his.. View More

Funeral at Noon (2012)

Halvaya Ba-Tzaharayim

Directed by: Adam Sanderson

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In the 1950s, in a small Israeli settlement near an abandoned Arab village now used as an IDF training ground, a young, bored, childless housewife forms a curious bond with her neighbor's 10 year.. View More

Wind Darkness Water

Wind Darkness Water (2012)

Haruach Hachoshech Hamayim

Directed by: Yahaly Gat

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Over the years, Naomi Shemer has earned the title of "national poet." For most of her creative life, she was the ultimate decoder of Israeli society, succeeding in both describing and influencing on.. View More

Pracht Pension (2018)

pensiyon pracht

Directed by: Tamar Yarom

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An adaptation of Aharon Appelfeld's novel Night after Night. In the sixties, a group of Holocaust survivors live together in a hostel in Jerusalem and struggle to revive the Yiddish language. View More

Civil Alliance, Palestine, 47-48 (2013)

Brit ezrachit, Palestinearba’im ve-sheva arba’im ve-shmoneh

Directed by: Ariella Azoulay

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Based on a civil/historical/visual research, the film documents a group of Arabs and Jews who gather around a map of Mandatory Palestine to raised demands, seek compromises, formulate agreements, to.. View More

Ha-Bricha (2013)

ha bricha

Directed by: Meni Elias

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Eight opinionated young people from different backgrounds set out on a fascinating journey in the footsteps of the illegal immigration from Europe to Palestine in the years between the end of WWII.. View More

The Spy Who Returned To The... (2014)

HaMeragel SheHazar...

Directed by: Ofir Trainin

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A portrait of the journalist Victor Grayevsky, who obtained a copy of Nikita Khruschev's 1956 speech, before immigrating to Israel. After his death it was discovered that he was a double-agent. View More

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The Dove Flyer (2013)

Mahfriyac Hayonim

Directed by: Nissim Dayan

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As a child, Eli Amir was torn from his community in Baghdad and educated in Mishmar HaEmek, where erasing his past was just part of the process of turning him into an Israeli. This film, based on a.. View More

On The Left

On The Left (2013)

Al Tsad Smol

Directed by: Ron Cahlili

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“On the Left” is a 4 chapters' documentary series that tells the story of the Israeli left (Zionist and non-Zionist, Marxist and non-Marxist), from the founding of the state of Israel in.. View More

Bride Flight

Bride Flight (2008)

Bruidsvlucht

Directed by: Ben Sombogaart

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1953, a flood adding to the aftermath of World War II swells the numbers of Dutch emigrants. On a KLM flight to New Zealand, part of a race from London, Frank, who lost his family and colonial in of.. View More

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The Summer of Aviya (1988)

Ha-Kayitz Shel Aviya

Directed by: Eli Cohen

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Aviya's Summer is set in the summer of 1951, in the newly established state of Israel. The film chronicles the life of ten-year-old Aviya, whose warm, loving, and fiercely independent mother, a.. View More