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Comrade (2005)

Bekarov Ikre Lecha Mashehu Tov

Directed by: Eyal Shiray

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Comrade is the story of a young boy with a difficult backround who runs away from home to live with his sister. View More

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Joy (2005)

Muchrachim Lehiyot Same'ach

Directed by: Julie Shles

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Joy Levine lives in an old apartment that stands in total contrast to her: shabby and worn-out on the outside while well-kept and filled with joy on the inside.   Her life changes when she up.. View More

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Lemon Tree (2008)

Etz Limon

Directed by: Eran Riklis

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Salma, a 45 years old widow from a small Palestinian village in the West Bank, finds herself fighting the Israeli Minister of Defense who built his house on the green line border between Israel and.. View More

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Schwartz Dynasty (2005)

Shoshelet Schwartz

Directed by: Amir Hasfari, Shmuel Hasfari

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This bittersweet comedy sees two women, both with loved ones to bury, join forces in a struggle against cemetery politics. The story revolves around Miryam (Miryam Zohar), who goes against tradition.. View More

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Sima Vaknin Witch (2003)

Sima Vaknin Machshefa

Directed by: Dror Shaul

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Sima is an older women who discovers she has supernatural powers after a curse that she puts on her neighbor comes true. She becomes famous overnight as a psychic and is driven by her greedy and in.. View More

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Thirst (2005)

Atash

Directed by: Tawfik Abu Wael

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For more than ten years, Abu Shukri and his family have lived in the middle of nowhere, without electricity or running water, and far from their hometown. They earn a meager living producing and the.. View More

The Megilleh

The Megilleh (1983)

Ha-Megillah 83

Directed by: Ilan Eldad

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When the residents of a small Jewish village come together to stage their annual adaptation of the Book of Esther, life imitates art in this Israeli musical comedy that will have the whole family a.. View More

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Turn Left at the End of the World (2004)

Sof Ha'Olam Smola

Directed by: Avi Nesher

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The tale of a group of families who emmigrate from India to Israel in the late sixties, seeking a better life in what they believe to be the first outpost of the West in Asia. Instead they are sent.. View More

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Between Two Passovers (2008)

Directed by: Sharon Levy

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The film explores a family taking leave of their dying father. The family consists of two brothers and three sisters who grew up in a small apartment in Haifa and, in the course of time, left to to.. View More

Children of the Bible

Children of the Bible (2009)

Yaldey Ha'Tanach

Directed by: Nitza Gonen

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Jeremy, a young Ethiopian rap artist, attempts to change the low self-image of the Ethiopian community in Israel. Through music he connects lost Ethiopian youth to their identity and to their he to.. View More

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Degania - The World's First Kibbutz Fights its Last Battle (2008)

Ha Krav Ha Acharon al Degania

Directed by: Yitzhak Rubin

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Kibbutz Degania at the beginning of the third millennium struggles between a world view of mutual responsibility and one of privatization and free market capitalism.   At the center of this a.. View More

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Diplomat (2009)

Directed by: Dana Goren

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The story of the Diplomat, a luxurious hotel turned absorption center, a place where time has come to a standstill. This is the story of veteran immigrants of the former Soviet Union, residing at in.. View More

Haredim (2010)

Directed by: Ron Ofer, Yohai Hakak

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A 3-part series about the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in the State of Israel, uncovering the variety among what from the outside looks like a monolithic, black, menacing bloc. View More

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Hothouse (2010)

Chamama

Directed by: Idit Gan-Zvi

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The disengagement of Israel from Gaza in 2005 is the background for this poignant story of one women's determination in the face of hardship. Ronit Balaban runs the family hothouse which exports to.. View More

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The House on Tabenkin Street (2008)

Directed by: Liviu Carmely

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The film follows the building process of a house, and the stories of the builders, the residents and and the people whose fate was sealed by it. View More

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Lady Kul El-Arab (2008)

Lady Kul El-Arab

Directed by: Ibtisam Mara'ana

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The dream of a young Druze woman to be Israel's beauty queen, and the conflict between the values of her traditional community and the world of modeling. View More

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Naseej (Fabric of Life) (2009)

Directed by: Timna Rosenheimer

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A weaving factory in a Bedouin village in the Negev where the women struggle to survive on the seam between progress and tradition. View More

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Queen Khantarisha (2009)

Ha'Malka Hantarisha

Directed by: Israela Shaer Meoded

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The story of two Yemeni women artists in their seventies. One a composer of hit ballads, the other a writer and poet. View More

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Tel Aviv-Jaffa (2009)

Tel Aviv Yafo

Directed by: Anat Zeltser, Gabi Bibliovitz

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In celebration of the 100 years since Tel Aviv's establishment, this two-part film depicts the remarkable, moving and humorous story of the largest and most important city in Israel, the secular and.. View More

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Voices from El-Sayed (2008)

Shablul Bamidbar

Directed by: Oded Adomi Leshem

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In the Israeli Negev desert lays the Bedouin Village of El-Sayed. No hearing aids can be seen because in El-Sayed deafness is not a handicap. The tranquility of the village is interrupted by Salim.. View More

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The Wanderer (2008)

ha'Meshotet

Directed by: Avishay Sivan

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Drained and trodden by life, Isaac, a young twenty-year-old orthodox Jew who is surrounded by a dysfunctional family, a closed society and a disintegrating body - is desperately in search of On his.. View More

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The Galilee Eskimos (2006)

Directed by: Jonathan Paz

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An old kibbutz isolated in the Hills of Galilee finds itself immersed in deep debt and is threatened by lawsuits from bankers and creditors to the point of bankruptcy. On the evening prior to the of.. View More

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She's Got It (2006)

Eyn La Elohim

Directed by: Jacob Goldwasser

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A comic drama takes place in the southern Israeli town hit by devastating economic hardships. Tipped off on a Brinks car robbery, the three heroines, Malca, Yafit and Irena, seize a golden to get on.. View More

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Sweet Mud (2005)

Adama Meshuga'at

Directed by: Dror Shaul

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On a secluded Kibbutz in the desert, 12 year old Dvir realizes that his mother is mentally ill. Dvir navigates between the kibbutz's absurd attempts to implement the idea of equality and the painful.. View More

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The Belly Dancer (2005)

Lirkod

Directed by: Marek Rozenbaum

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Debby, a belly dancer at the start of her career, Yaki, her lover, a dangerous yet charming criminal and Goldy, the owner of the club where Debbie dances, get entangled in an armed of.. View More

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Voices from the Heartland: Haya Nehedar (It Was Great) (2002)

Shiur Moledet: Haya Nehedar

Directed by: Sivan Arbel

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The Barnea family goes for a three day family vacation to Slovakia. At least 15 years have passed since their last excursion and the three daughters, aged 26 to 32, have mixed feelings about the the.. View More

The Volunteers

The Volunteers (2009)

Ha'mitnadvim

Directed by: Mooly Landesman

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The story of youthful exuberance and the search for personal identity come together in the idealism of a new country and the romanticism of the kibbutz. The setting is the collective communes of -.. View More

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Late Marriage (2001)

Hatuna Meuheret

Directed by: Dover Koshashvili

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Yasha and Lili would like ZaZa, their 32 years old son to be married the Georgian way and tradition. Every night they set out to check yet another potential bride. Zaza charms them but at the he is.. View More

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Zaya (1999)

Directed by: Jonathan Paz

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"Zaya" is based on a true story that took place in Morocco. The film tells the tragic story of the love and fate of a Jewish Girl, Zaya, who grew up under the strict Berber tribal tradition in the.. View More

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The Last Resort (1999)

Hagarin Hakasheh

Directed by: Aner Preminger

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It is September 13, 1993 - the Oslo Accord has just been signed in DC, Rabin and Arafat shook hands. Enter Noam Wax, the former leader of the Nahal Settlement (the Israeli Army's communal living who.. View More

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Kadosh (1999)

Kadosh

Directed by: Amos Gitai

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The year 2000 approaches in Jerusalem's Orthodox Mea Shearim quarter, where the women work, keep house, and have children so the men can study the Torah and the Talmud. Rivka is happily and married.. View More

The Milky Way

The Milky Way (1996)

Shvil HaHalav

Directed by: Ali Nassar

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Set in 1964 in an unnamed village under Israeli military rule since 1948, a local half-wit Mabruq loses his parents during a period of forced exile while the object of his affections, Jamilah, has.. View More

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Shuru (1990)

Shuru

Directed by: Savi Gabizon

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ASHER YESHURUN is a small-time Tel Aviv hustler, who, after failing in a number of business ventures, gets the inspiration to write a self-help book entitled To Banish the Raven. Asher's first, at a.. View More

Stalin's Desciples

Stalin's Disciples (1987)

Yaldei Stalin

Directed by: Nadav Levitan

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The death of Stalin leads to an ideological crisis in a Kibbutz loyal to socialism. Should the characters feel shame for their fallen comrade, or hatred for the terrible crimes he has committed View More

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Life According to Agfa (1992)

Ha-Chayim Al-Pi Agfa

Directed by: Assi Dayan

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The complex Israeli social and political fabric is captured via a Tel Aviv pub owned by a middle aged woman who, along with her patrons, is looking for love. Life According to Agfa follows the on in.. View More

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Green (1983)

Directed by: Gideon Kolirin

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A private eye seeks the truth behind a conflict between a rich entrepreneur and his employees, but all is not as simple as it appears. View More

Bar 51 (1985)

Bar 51

Directed by: Amos Guttman

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This downbeat drama featuring a brother's incestuous love for his sister is notable for good camerawork and art direction. Thomas (Juliano Mer) and his sister Mariana (Semadar Kilchinsky) have in up.. View More

Sweet and Sour (1979)

Lo La'alot Yoter

Directed by: Zeev Revah

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Chronicle of a Disappearance

Chronicle of a Disappearance (1996)

Chronica Shel He'almut

Directed by: Elia Suleiman

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What does is mean to be Palestinian in the second half of the twentieth century? Filmmaker Elia Suleiman was born in Nazareth in 1960, well after the establishment in 1948 of the state of Israel in.. View More

The House on August Street

The House on August Street (2007)

Beith Ahawah

Directed by: Ayelet Bargur

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The House on August Street tells the remarkable, unknown story of Beate Berger, a German Jew who single-handedly rescued over 100 children during the Holocaust, smuggling them from Berlin to in the.. View More

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Have You Heard About the Panthers? (2002)

Shamata Al Ha Panterim?

Directed by: Nissim Mossek

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In the 1970s, a new protest movement burst into Israeli politics. Calling themselves the Black Panthers, this group of rebellious young Mizrahi men was intensely critical of racism and class bias as.. View More

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Lone Samaritan (2009)

Shomroni Boded

Directed by: Barak Heymann

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As a tiny sect constantly in danger of extinction, the Samaritans have very harsh rules about assimilation. After Sophie Tzdaka and her three sisters left the community, one after the other, the to.. View More

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Eye Witness (2008)

Directed by: Micha Shagrir

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Israel, as envisioned through the lens of the internationally acclaimed photographer David Rubinger, the laureate of the Israeli Award for Photography. Rubinger began his career in 1947 and has and.. View More

Jews of Iran (2005)

Directed by: Ramin Farahani

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The Jewish settlement in Iran dates back to 2700 years. The Islamic Revolution of 1979 resulted in the departure of many Jews from the country. This film concentrates on Jews living in Iran with an.. View More

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Odessa... Odessa! (2005)

Odessa... Odessa!

Directed by: Michale Boganim

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A voyage from the Ukraine to New York to Israel, portraying the wanderings, hopes and illusions of the vanishing Odessa Jewish community. View More

Nadia's Friends

Nadia's Friends (2006)

Ha-Haverim Shel Nadia

Directed by: Chanoch Ze'evi

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Nadia's Friends is a documentary which follows filmmaker Chanoch Ze'evi as he travels through Israel exploring how Zionism has evolved since he was a child. Ze'evi attended elementary school in the.. View More

Witness - No Longer Achmed (2007)

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Achmed Hamdoon, a young Arab Bedouin, was raised in the family tin hut, a few meters away from the locked gate of Kibbutz "Lotem" in West Galilee, Northern Israel. Having longed for the kibbutz life.. View More

Shooting Days

Shooting Days (2004)

Directed by: Michal Kafra, Deva Melman

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In reality, a world without logic, all that is left is the ability to document the fleeting moments and people. Once a week, over a period of two years, the directors headed to the streets to watch.. View More

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Oranges (2008)

Directed by: Maha Assal

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A sweet story of friendship and neighbors. A man is angered by his neighbor picking oranges off his tree and decides to seek revenge. View More

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"Casit" -- Not Just a Café (2010)

Kol Anshei Casit

Directed by: Meir Swissa

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For over three decades, the small café on Dizengoff Street in Tel-Aviv was the beating heart of the Israeli bohemian scene.  Generations of poets, actors, singers and entertainers and.. View More

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Interrupted Streams (2010)

Zramim Ktu'im

Directed by: Guy Davidi, Alexandre Goetchmann

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Different paths intercept in one village in the West Bank. Along the broken water pipelines, villagers walk toward an indefinite future. Israel controls the water, supplies only a small amount of is.. View More

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Skate of Mind (2010)

Directed by: Karin Kainer

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A short glance at the city. Modern, historic, gray, we look at her from above. But there is a large underground culture that is living on the sidelines, at the edge of the concrete, and looking at -.. View More

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Amnon & Jill (2005)

Directed by: Gonen Glazer

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This is the story of Amnon, a phenomenal deaf-born dancer, and his wife Jill. Jill produces their joint act and helps Amnon to communicate with his sorroundings.   A few years on, Jill to her.. View More

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Dusty Dreams (2005)

Directed by: Michal Kesten-Keidar

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In an old neighborhood in the southern town Beer-sheva, "The Municipal Center for the Art of Dance - Bat-Dor Beer Sheva", one of the best ballet schools in the country, has been active for over 20 a.. View More

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Life Stories (2003)

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Deborah, Miriam (Helga), and Tzvi participate in a creative writing story for the retired. They face many difficulties while attempting to immortalize their life stories. The stories unveil the the.. View More

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Goyband (2008)

Falling Star

Directed by: Christoper Grimm

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Former boy-band icon Bobby Star is clinging to days gone by. Desperate and unemployed, he begs his agent Murray to land him a decent gig. But beggars can't be choosers, and Murray finds a weeklong a.. View More

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Alaska, The 7th Year (1995)

Directed by: Dan Geva

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Every year Nek-Nek, a remote Alaskian village, is visited by some 5,000 fisherman from every part of the U.S.A, who spend three weeks, trying to hook hundreds of millions of red salmon. This is the.. View More

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Beyond the Horizon

Directed by: Duby Tal, Moni Haramati

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Fly With us, and your eyes will gaze out on the far horizon, where everything comes together, and the colors are dazzling, daring and crystal clear. From the heights, your eyes look down on places.. View More

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Citizen Aloni (2008)

Directed by: Anat Saragusti

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With a lot of Chutzpah and against all odds, Shulamit Aloni managed to work her way to the top of the Israeli political world. At the age of 80, she now looks back at her brilliant career as a of in.. View More

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Daddy Come to the Fair (1996)

Abbaleh, Bo L'Luna Park

Directed by: Nitza Gonen

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The film documents the pilgrimage of a father and son, journeying from alienation and reaching reconciliation and empathy.   MORDECHAI VILOZNY, the father, is a Holocaust survivor visiting a.. View More

They Were Ten

They Were Ten (1960)

Hem Hayu Asarah

Directed by: Baruch Dienar

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The recreation of the establishment of a nineteenth century settlement in Palestine by ten Russian Jews. They had to build the land and also contend with the Arab resentment and the Turkish.. View More

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Hummus Curry (2007)

Directed by: Yoni Zigler, Noam Pinchas

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For many years now, travelling to India has been a rite of passage in Israeli life. We hear so much about the Israelis in India that we sometimes forget there are actually Indians living there. an a.. View More

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Hummus for Two (1997)

Pa'amayim Humus

Directed by: Eyal Halfon

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With all their disagreements, one of the few things Israelis and Palestinians see eye to eye on is their love for hummus. A creamy paste made of chickpeas, it is a national culinary for Two sets out.. View More

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Israel- Aerial Odyssey (2008)

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Join us on an aerial journey that brings the story of the Holy Land to life. Get a breathtaking new perspective on its past, as well as on its future in the making.Stunning aerial photography the to.. View More

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It's Probably Me (2003)

Directed by: Roi Ben Ami

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The story of Inbar, a 32-year-old MTF (male to female) prostitute in Israel. Director Roi Ben Ami constructs a compelling portrait of the life of a gender outlaw and the gradual acceptance she from.. View More

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King Lati the First (2008)

Directed by: Uri Bar-On

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Lati is only eight years old, but he already has a heavy load on his shoulders. Born in Tel Aviv to a Senegalese father and a Belarusian mother, he is heir to the throne of a Senegalese tribe. But a.. View More

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Yolki Palki (2007)

Directed by: Alexander Gentelev

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A documentary about the Russian community in Israel today - their successes and personal stories. The film is filled with interesting people who talk about their memories of Russia, the anti-Israel.. View More

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Lulu (1999)

Directed by: Keren Yedaya

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Tackles prostitution in Israel. View More

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Underwear (2001)

Les Dessous

Directed by: Keren Yedaya

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About a Parisian lingerie and women's wear store. View More

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Daughters, Daughters (1973)

Abu el Banat

Directed by: Moshe Mizrahi

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The central theme reflects the Middle-Eastern male-dominated culture, but anyone can sympathize with Shabtai, the owner of orange groves and a factory in Tel-Aviv, who has a large house, a large and.. View More

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Madame Rosa (1977)

La vie devant soi

Directed by: Moshe Mizrahi

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Based on the novel, The Life Before Us, by Romain Gary. Madame Rosa lives in a sixth-floor walkup in the Pigalle; she's a retired prostitute, Jewish and an Auschwitz survivor, a foster mom to of is.. View More

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The Daughter of Prague With a Very Heavy Bag (1979)

La fille de Prague avec un sac très lourd

Directed by: Danielle Jaeggi

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A young Czech girl comes to Paris with illegal documents hidden in her bag. But she faces the indifference of the media and public opinion while in her country, her fiancé falls into the of.. View More

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The Real Game (1980)

Ha-Mishak Ha'Amiti

Directed by: Avi Cohen

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One man decides to quit his job in business and start over in politics. He begins to fall in love with the power of political games. As Israeli politics gets complicated, so does his life. View More

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The Ambassador (1984)

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

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Based on the novel, 52 Pick-Up by Elmore Leonard   An Amerian ambassador to Israel tries to bring peace to the Middle East, but his efforts are hampered when his wife has an affair with a PLO.. View More

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A Thousand and One Wives (1989)

Elef Neshotav Shel Naftali Siman-Tov

Directed by: Michal Bat-Adam

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A widowed merchant, whose first two wives died in mysterious circumstances, desperately wants an heir and is persuaded to marry again. However, because the merchant suffers from sexual malfunctions,.. View More

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Shooting Conflicts (2003)

Directed by: Noam Shalev

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For seven years, Alon Bernstein, an Israeli TV news journalist working for AP, and Jimmy Michael, a Palestinian TV journalist working for BBC, have gathered the news, witnessing events from opposite.. View More

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Summer Story (2004)

Sippur Kayitz

Directed by: Shmuel Haimovich

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The film is set in the early 80's in the heat of the first war with Lebanon (also called the Sinai war). Summer Story is a charming tale of a young boy named Gal (Kosta Kaplan) who is the mail boy a.. View More

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The Blue Lamb (2005)

Directed by: Dalia Mevorach, Dani Dothan

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Manashe Kadishman, sculptor, painter and Israel Prize laureate, is a natural film hero, primitive man in the modern world, a giant in little white pants, half a child and half an old man, half a and.. View More

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In the Sabra Land (2008)

Directed by: Moishe Goldberg

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The first of two chronological episodes introducing us to the ways in which Israeli art has defined and re-defined its "Israeli ness". The episode covers the period of the birth and consolidation of.. View More

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I'm a Sabra (2008)

Directed by: Yair Lev

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The second of two chronological episodes dealing with the formation and evolution of Israeli identity as it is reflected in art: from "sabra" art - rich in audacity and poor in material - through up.. View More

Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Fifteen Minutes of Fame (2008)

Directed by: Tamar Barkaei

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The episode discusses the definition of success in the world of art. On what does success depend - on aesthetics, or cash? On the verdict of the critics, or popularity among the general public? In a.. View More

First Person Plural

First Person Plural (2008)

Directed by: Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz

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The image of the body in Israeli art has gone through several incarnations over the decades, from the idyllic and ideological representation - the Jewish body, the Zionist body, the biblical body, -.. View More

For Making Me A Woman

For Making Me A Woman (2005)

Directed by: Yoram Schaffer

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Religion is conservative in its nature and Judaism is no exception. But in recent years, new voices that carry the message of equality, freedom and a true role for women in public life are now being.. View More

How Are Things at Home

How Are Things at Home poster (2008)

Directed by: Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz

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More than any other concept, the idea of "home" goes well beyond its physical meaning and location. It is a symbol of homeland and family, of security and belonging. This chapter examines the of in.. View More

Dalia and the Sailors (1964)

Dalia Vehamalahim

Directed by: Menahem Golan

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Musical comedy of an Israeli girl, taken to Canada by her parents, who stows away to Israel on a cargo boat and is hidden by the cooperative crew. View More

By the Law (1998)

Im Hukim

Directed by: Dover Koshashvili

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Zaza, a child from a family recently immigrated to Israel, takes money from his parents' closet . He wants to buy a card for his album collection, like all the other children in the area. His father.. View More

Emile Habibi: I Stayed in Haifa (1997)

Emile Habibi - Niszarty B'Haifa

Directed by: Dalia Karpel

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Documentary about Emile Habiby, Palestinian writer and politician. This film chronicles the last few weeks in his life. This journey into Habiby's past tells the story of personal identity vs. As a.. View More

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Tsahal (1994)

Tsahal

Directed by: Claude Lanzmann

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Tsahal is a film about the Israeli army based on interviews with young soldiers and which created much controversy, provoking the right-wing activists to throw tear gas bombs during its showing in a.. View More

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Metamorphosis of a Melody (1996)

Milim

Directed by: Amos Gitai

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Historical parable which goes from the fall of Jerusalem to the divisions crossing Israeli society today - and the assassination of Prime Minister Itzakh Rabin. View More

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Sharon (2008)

Directed by: Dror Moreh

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In December 2003 Prime Minister Ariel Sharon publicly announced the Disengagement Plan. Against acrimonious resistance from his own ranks he ordered 21 Jewish settlements to be razed to the father a.. View More

Ashkenaz

Ashkenaz (2007)

Ashkenaz

Directed by: Rachel Leah Jones

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Ashkenazim-Jews of European origin-are Israel's "white folks." Like most white folks in a multicultural society, they don't think of themselves in racial or ethnic terms because by now, "aren't we a.. View More

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The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground (2010)

Directed by: Erik Greenberg Anjou

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Director Erik Greenberg Anjou (A Cantor's Tale, NYJFF 2006) returns with this high- energy documentary about the Grammy Award-winning, New York-based superstar klezmer band, The Klezmatics. are with.. View More

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Pickels (2005)

Directed by: Dalit Kimor

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This is the story of eight Israeli Arab widows, all lacking vocational training, who decided one day to change their fate and to jointly open a "start up" - a plant for high quality pickles. As with.. View More

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Red Sea the End (2002)

Directed by: Nurit Jacobs-Yinon

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Eilat has many faces, some of them unfamiliar: The face of love, suffering and dreaming, the face of people for whom Eilat is not just a way station or a fleeting moment of their lives, but a final.. View More

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Summer Rains (2005)

Directed by: Ram Landes, Menashe Raz

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The evacuation of Israeli settlers from the Gaza Strip and North Samaria in August 2005 provides the backdrop for Summer Rains. During the evacuation settlers were uprooted from their homes and the.. View More

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The Bunker (2002)

Directed by: Nitza Gonen

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The film chronicles a few months in the life of Pinchas Cohen-Gan - one of Israel's greatest artists. In recent years, Cohen-Gan's art has expressed his obsession with Nazi Germany. This has drawn.. View More

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The Children of Teheran (2007)

Directed by: Yehuda Caveh, David Tour, Dalia Guttman

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World War II. Autumn of 1939. The Nazis occupied Poland and thousands of Jewish families escaped eastward, into the hands of the Russian army that exiled the refugees to the freezing weather, hunger.. View More

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The Escape Artists (2004)

Directed by: Rachel Rusinek

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The Escape Artists is a movie about the journey of Miri, an Israeli performance artist, who joins her husband in a life with a Belgian traveling circus. Miri gives up a life of comfort and moves an.. View More

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The Key (2001)

Directed by: Dan Geva, Noit Geva

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When Margalit and Ilan fight all the village people run to hide behind closed doors, because they are not just screaming at one another. They are fighting over the most valuable object in the world:.. View More

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Words (2008)

Directed by: Shahar Rozen

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The commandment "Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image" has had a great impact on Jewish culture, resulting in a clear preference for words over images. In this chapter we explore the tension.. View More

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Taqasim (1999)

Directed by: Duki Dror

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A voyage to the hidden treasures of classical Arabic music, and to the participation of Jewish musicians in this cultural heritage.Taqasim draws a unique portrait of the Middle East in the 30's, a.. View More

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Messiah (2009)

Directed by: Lavi Vanounou

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Elian inherited from his father an antique book shop burdened with debt that made his life lonely in a near extinct profession.   One morning, a man who claims to be the Messiah, enters life.. View More

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Radio Daze (1996)

Directed by: Duki Dror

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The amazing story of a Radio-addict, the queen of music trivia, Rebbeca DeSolarsky. Her home is decorated with knitted pictures, porcelain dolls and plastic flowers.At night, when she goes out she A.. View More

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I Had a Dream (2009)

Directed by: Tezeta Germay

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The extraordinary life story of Yona Bugale who worked ceaselessly as a teacher and community leader, promoting connections with the State of Israel and with Jewish organizations, in order to the of.. View More

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Paradise Lost (2003)

Gan Eden Avud

Directed by: Ibtisam Mara'ana

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Arab Israeli filmmaker Ebtisam Mara`ana grew up in Paradise (Fureidis in Arabic), a small fishing village overlooking the Mediterranean. One of the few Arab communities remaining after the 1948 war,.. View More

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The Yard (2009)

Hechatzer

Directed by: Yochay Rosenberg

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To the occasional onlooker, my childhood yard may appear like another shabby parking space in a Jerusalem ultra-orthodox neighborhood. To me, it is the first "outside" I encountered, the landscape I.. View More

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Footsteps in the Sand (2006)

Ikvot Ba'chol

Directed by: Revital Shtern

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David and Tali Chatuel raised four daughters in the settlement of Katif in Gush Katif, and built a beautiful house. David was the principal of a school in Ashkelon, Tali was a Social Worker, who at.. View More

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After All You are Just a Guest (1999)

Mithazkim

Directed by: Ron Ofer

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Every Jewish New Year, ultra-orthodox Jews from Israel converge on Uman, a small Ukrainian village, to pay tribute to the gravesite of their spiritual leader, Rabbi Nachman of Breslav.Recently, many.. View More

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The Slut (2011)

Hanotenet

Directed by: Hagar Ben Asher

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Tamar, 35, a beautiful young woman, lives alone with her two daughters. She can't restrain her sexual appetite and gives herself to several men of the village. Shai, a young man, just moved back in.. View More

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Men on the Edge (2005)

Gevarim Al Ha-Katzeh

Directed by: Macabit Abramson, Avner Faingulernt

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On the border between Gaza and Israel lies an isolated and abandoned beach where, against all odds, Israeli and Palestinian fishermen lived and fished together from 1999 to 2003. The Palestinians to.. View More

Weitzman Street Number 10 (2006)

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Russian Jewish family immigrates to Israel; even stranger than the air raid is the behavior of their new fellow countrymen. View More