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I Don't Give a Damn (1987)

Lo Sam Zayin

Directed by: Shmuel Imberman

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Rafi learns to cope with his life after he is crippled during his service in the Israeli army. View More

The Book of the Internal Grammar (2009)

Directed by: Nir Bergman

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A 10-year-old boy whose body refuses to develop constructs an inner world and tries to awaken his dormant growth gland.   View More

Seven Minutes in Heaven

Seven Minutes in Heaven (2007)

Sheva dakot be gan eden

Directed by: Omri Givon

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One morning Galia and her boyfriend, Oren, board a local Jerusalem bus packed with passengers, among them a suicide bomber. The bus explodes leaving Galia with severe burns and memory loss; she of a.. View More

Achziv - A Place of Love

Achziv - A Place of Love (2009)

Directed by: Etty Weiseltier, Guy Michael

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Eli Avivi, now 77 years old and sick, was once the head of state of "Achzivland", a coastal refuge for Israel's bohemia. View More

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Across the River (2009)

Me'Ever La'Nahar

Directed by: Duki Dror

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Duki Dror's documentary "Across the River" follows Moshe Rachamim as he searches for a way to prevent the spread of AIDS in the Israeli Ethiopian community. Tsegaw Mahari (Mahari, which means in in.. 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

Mild, Moderate, Severe (2009)

Directed by: Amir Bar Shalom, Avital Ben Moshe

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In production as of July 2009. The story of injured soldiers and their families through the touching documentation of Itay, a 22-year-old soldier who was severely wounded in the Kasba of.. View More

My Child Will Sing Again

Ha'Yalda Sheli Tachzor Lashir

Directed by: Tsipi Bayder

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For 330 days, they did not move from her bedside and documented every moment of hope as their daughter, Adi Elimelech, returned to life. View More

The House on the Corner (2009)

Ha'bayit Be'pinat Ha'rechov

Directed by: Marko Carmel

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A love story set in the 1970s between a man and his sister-in-law who has cancer and is currently married to an Arab.   This movie is post-production as of 2011. View More

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Twilight (2008)

Bein Ha'shmashot

Directed by: Alon Zingma

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Four different stories are interlinked during the course of one day in which all characters find themselves dealing with certain aspects of the relationships between parents and their children. a of.. View More

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Melanoma My Love (2006)

Melanoma Ahuvati

Directed by: David Ofek

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Noga, a beautiful young dancer, is married to Uzi, an actor 10 years her senior. At age 30, Noga is diagnosed with melanoma. She has only three months to live. Only Uzi knows that his wife's is and.. View More

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Things Behind the Sun (2006)

Dvarim Sh'Me'achorey Ha'Shemesh

Directed by: Yuval Shafferman

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This film offers a glimpse into the Grossman's family life, each struggling to find love and intimacy while insisting on sealing themselves from each other. When Abraham, the Grossman family's is in.. View More

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One Small Step (2002)

Za'ad Katan

Directed by: Shahar Segel

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Sahar, 14 years old, isn't having an easy time. He is in love with his neighbor Michal but can't make the first step. His father, a space engineer is busy building a rocket in the back yard while is.. View More

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The Summer Holiday (2003)

Directed by: Shmuel Haymovitz

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The Summer Vacation, of 1982, The time of the Lebanon war. Gal a mischievous 13 Years old boy delivers the mail in his small agricultural village. His post route leads him to Haya a 19 years old a A.. View More

Open Heart (The Return From India)

The Return From India (2001)

Ha-Shiva MeHodu

Directed by: Menahem Golan

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Dr. Ben Rubin, a young Israeli internist vying for the position of surgeon, has been chosen to accompany Mr.Abraham Lazar, the hospital administrator and his wife, Dori a well established Tel-Aviv a.. View More

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Voices from the Heartland: Three Fingers (2001)

Shiur Moledet: Shofar

Directed by: Daphna Levin

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Retired Duvik saws off three of his fingers in his amateur woodworking shop. Ofra, his faithful wife, rushes him to the hospital, but in the emergency room realizes that she left the bag containing.. View More

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Voices from the Heartland: Poker Face (2000)

Shiur Moledet: Partsuf Shel Poker

Directed by: Eitan Anner

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Every Friday night for the last 16 years, Anna, Alex and three other couples meet for their weekly poker game. Alex is not yet 60, but problems with his memory are steadily getting worse. The group.. View More

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White Lies (1999)

Shkarim Levanim

Directed by: Itzhak Rubin

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A theater director returns to Israel after several years of living in Paris to recover from the failure of his first play and escape an unresolved love affair. The illusion of escape vanishes when a.. View More

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Mr. Baum (The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum) (1997)

Mar Baum

Directed by: Assi Dayan

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The third and final installment in the comic trilogy about contemporary Israeli life that begins with Life According to Agfa. Assi Dayan wrote, directed, and starred in the titular role. Mr. Baum is.. View More

Involuntary

Involuntary (2007)

Lo Retsoni

Directed by: Boaz Alexander Rosenberg

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Alin and Shani are two young Israeli women. Inside them exists a monster that is threatening to burst at any time, it is called Tourette Syndrome and the two are suffering from it in the most severe.. View More

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Amazing Grace (1992)

Hessed Mufla

Directed by: Amos Guttman

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Two gay teenage lovers who live in the same building deal with their families, the threat of AIDS, and the ups and downs of life. View More

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Laura Adler's Last Love Affair (1990)

Ahavata Ha'ahronah Shel Laura Adler

Directed by: Avraham Heffner

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Yiddish live theater, a formerly lively theatrical form, is barely sustained by a few aging aficionados and its loyal but aged audience. Laura Adler is a big star of one of these troupes. She is and.. View More

Flight of the Eagle (1990)

Derech Ha'nesher

Directed by: Uri Barbash

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A pilot finds out about a tumor in his brain and realizes that he has only a short time left to live.He runs away from home and reality, but returns to make peace with his son. View More

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Real Time (1990)

Z'man Emet

Directed by: Uri Barbash

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The only hope of an IDF ex colonel to clear his name after it has been dragged through the mud in a military investigation is the testimony of a witness who lays unconscious in the hospital. View More

Tied Hands (2006)

Yadaim Kshurot

Directed by: Dan Wolman

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The film tells the story of a sensitive and complex relationship between a mother and her ailing son. Like in Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tale "The Loveliest Rose in the World" where a prince a.. View More

Mrs. Moskowitz and the Cats

Mrs. Moskowitz and the Cats (2009)

Ba'Derech El Ha'hatulim

Directed by: Jorge Gurvich

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When Yolanda Moscowitz, a retired French teacher, wakes up in a hospital geriatric ward, she is convinced it must be a mistake. But the titanium plate in her hip confines her to a wheelchair and to.. View More

Full Signal (2009)

Directed by: Talal Jabari

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With over 3.5 billion cell phone users around the world, thousands of cell phone towers popping up in people's neighborhoods, children's schools and neighbor's rooftops, people are starting to feel.. View More

Obsession

Obsession (2008)

Obsessia
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Obsession is a documentary film which examines the clear concept of obsessive sensation. The film digs a subterranean-inner consciousness tunnel via the different kinds of obsessions; obsession with.. View More

Rabbi Firer: A Reason to Question

Rabbi Firer: A Reason to Question (2008)

Directed by: Amit Goren

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Hippocrates cautioned that "The sick must battle both their illness and their doctors." His words continue to ring true today, with modern medicine more opaque to patients than every - treatment an.. View More

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Positive Story (1996)

Sipur Hiyuvi

Directed by: Ran Kotzer

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Avi grew up in Givatayim where he had a typical Israeli childhood, for someone gay: social ostracism, scorn, loneliness and a double-life. At 17, he added nof (Hebrew for panorama) to his name and.. View More

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39 Pounds of Love (2005)

18 Kilos Shel Ahavah

Directed by: Dani Menkin

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18 Kilos of Love is the inspirational and humorous non-fiction account of a remarkable man and his remarkable life. Ami Ankilewitz was diagnosed with an extremely rare and often fatal form of SMA/2.. View More

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My Name is Ahlam (2010)

Korim Li Achlam

Directed by: Rima Essa

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While fighting for her daughter's right to receive adequate treatment for her leukemia, Aisha - a Palestinian woman living in the West Bank, undergoes a process of empowerment. Suddenly, this woman,.. View More

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About Yossi (2003)

Directed by: Avi Hemy

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In 1977, Yossi was the first child born to Malki and Kalman, an ultra-orthodox couple from Jerusalem. Like many hundreds of babies, he received, at the age of 11 month, a defected vaccination (MMR)... View More

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Felix Project (2007)

Directed by: Dani Inbar

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Felix is a legendary mountain climber, who is diagnosed with ALS at the age of 38. The doctors say he has one more year to live. Nevertheless, he sets off on his life's last climb - a 1,200 m. high.. View More

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Maya (2009)

Maya
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A struggling young actress lands the leading role in a theater production. She is to play the part of a girl who undergoes a traumatic experience and is committed to a mental hospital. The actress,.. View More

As a Great River Flows

As a Great River Flows (2005)

Zorem Kenahar Gadol
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Nir Malchi is a world leading Tai-Chi master, born on a Kibbutz but turned to Judaism to become an ultra-orthodox Jew. He now needs to use his full eastern and western healing powers to fight In he.. 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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Liebe Perla (1999)

Perla Yakirati

Directed by: Shahar Rozen

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During the Nazi regime, Dr. Josef Mengele conducted "scientific" experiments on and shot "research" footage of a Hungarian Jewish family of dwarfs. (Mengele, by experimenting on them, saved them the.. View More

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Mr. Cortisone Happy Days (2004)

Directed by: Shlomo Shir

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The isolation room, where he stays for radioactive-iodine treatment, becomes an inspiring cinematic location for the director who is a cancer patient. Moving constantly in-front and behind the he is.. View More

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Carte Blanche (2011)

mi'Saviv la'Shaon

Directed by: Alexandre Louis, Daniel Goetschmann

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The hospital never sleeps. Its eternal existence assures us that there will always be someone to keep us alive. It represents the myth of eternal life, to which the trauma surgeon has the key -- a I.. View More

Cannon Fodder

Cannon Fodder (2011)

basar totachim

Directed by: Eitan Gafni

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A plague breaks out among the Israeli population. The IDF responds within 24 hours but after a day of bloody combat contact is lost between the central command and the units on the ground... View More

Beating Time

la'Netzah al ha'Zeman

Directed by: Odette Or

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After being diagnosed with ALS (Lu Gherig's Disease) and being told that he has only four years left to live, 29-year-old Avi Kramer decides to do the impossible and find a cure. He believes that is.. View More

Darkei Noam (2011)

Darkei Noam

Directed by: Onil Brosh

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A dramatic documentary about Noam Tzadok, who was diagnosed with cancer, and his struggle to return to normal life. View More

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Free Improvisation (2011)

Iltur Chofshi

Directed by: Doron Djerasi

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This documentary follows the struggle of Jean-Claude Jones and he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis to continue making music despite the adversities of his illness. View More

I Will Be Like Messi

Choleh al Messi

Directed by: Adi Borkin, Tomer Bar Shade

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Omer's dream is to be a soccer star. He won't let anything -- not even leukemia -- stop him from achieving his dream. View More

Mind Fuck (2010)

Ziyunei Sechel

Directed by: Eran Sarel, Ricardo Rojstaczer, Eran Koblik Kedar

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Yaki just wanted to make a porn film. As a child growing up in an ultra-orthodox family (very religious), he never even heard about this "dubious" genre. Actually, he never even encountered the of.. View More

Shift (2011)

Mishmeret

Directed by: Aya Ben Ron

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This film documents life of coma patients over a two year span at the Reut medical center in Tel Aviv.  Because modern medicince and technology enables these patients to live for many years, on.. View More

Where's My Stuff? (2011)

Eifo ha-Devarim Sheli

Directed by: Zohar Kaniel

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The film follows the relationship between the director and his 70-year-old mother, an obsessive collector, who goes through a trauma when she has to leave her apartment of 35 years and her stuff to.. View More

Powder (2011)

Directed by: Eyal Goldberg, Ayal Goldberg

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 Against the backdrop of a family dealing with illness and death, the film's protagonist, a leftist gay activist, is repeatedly called for reserve duty as a tank commander in the Israeli army. View More

Point of Light (2012)

Nekudat Ha-or Shel Ha-bayit

Directed by: Ariel Chen

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After just 7 months of marriage, a young religious couple discovers that the woman has a cancerous tumor in her womb. With faith and medicine, they hold onto the deam of having children. View More

I Wish You Would Die (2012)

Directed by: Amalia Margolin

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A documentary film depicting the relationship between Michal Shapira and the late Ori Slonim, Slonim died of cancer in October 2011, 4 days after his 31st birthday. Nevertheless, "I Wish You Would a.. View More

Goldberg & Eisenberg (2013)

Goldberg ve-ayzenberg

Directed by: Oren Carmi

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Goldberg is a mediocre computer programmer. Eisenberg is an emotionally disturbed thug. Unfortunately, the two cross paths. View More

The Sumo Wrestler (2013)

Lochem ha-sumo

Directed by: Amos Kollek

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Jack, a middle-aged Israeli man with two daughters, goes hurdling into a tragic spiral of events after his wife is killed in a terror attack. View More

Maybe Later

Maybe Later (2012)

Directed by: Adi Navon

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Hanan Porat: Settled In Faith

Ish emunim

Directed by: Gil Mezuman

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The story of Hanan Porat, one of the leaders of the religious settler movement. The film accompanies him through the stations of his life until his death from cancer. View More

Who's Gonna Love Me Now? (2014)

Mi Yohav Oti Achshav?

Directed by: Tomer Heymann, Barak Heymann

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After finding out that he is HIV positive, Saar tries to reconcile with his religious family. View More

In Papa's Words

In Papa’s Words (2014)

Mila Shel Papa

Directed by: Anna Gurevich

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“My dear sweethearts, today I discovered that in spite of everything, I only have four-five months of normal life left. Starting today I will be talking to you as long as my hand can hold a in.. View More

Therefore Choose Life

Therefore Choose Life (2014)

Directed by: Nir Toib, Gil Izackov

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With the cancer raging through his body, Nir embarked on a journey to produce his life anew, in his own unique way. Director Gil Izackov accompanied Nir on an intimate, fearless journey of survival.. View More

The Water Hole

The Water Hole (2013)

Directed by: Gan De Lange

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Yuli, a 9-year-old girl, goes on a journey to a cave in the middle of the desert, to find the cure that will make her mother smile again. View More

Dripping Desert

Dripping Desert (2013)

Directed by: Roman Kruter

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Sixteen year old Eitan escapes from juvenile closed facility, but soon realizes that he's on his own in the middle of an endless desert. Surprisingly, he survives and reaches Avraham and Neomi's The.. View More

Rule of Thumb

Rule of Thumb (2015)

Directed by: Almog Gurevich

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Guy (21), a bulimic homosexual, decides to leave his parent's home and set out on a new journey in Tel Aviv but becomes enslaved to his eating disorder. View More

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A Heartbeat Away (2015)

Directed by: Tal Barda

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The story of an Israeli pediatric cardiologist sent to Africa to perform lifesaving operations in Tanzania, where every day five children die from heart conditions.   Dr. Akiva Tamir and his.. View More

Grateful

Grateful (2015)

Directed by: Ilan De Vries, Shahar Segall

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Sivan Tamari grew up with two mothers. One was a Jerusalemite from a Moroccan family, and the other is a Western-European woman from the religious kibbutz movement.   At the age of five, was.. View More

Hidden Genes

Hidden Genes (2015)

Directed by: Ariel Rebel

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At the time of her engagement Sarah finds that she has a brother who was hidden due to his condition. The brother needs medical help but the mother, Rivka, refuses for fear of discovery. Will Sarah.. View More

For Better, For Worse

For Better, For Worse (2014)

Directed by: Tal Greenberg

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Three couples in different phases of their lives find themselves in the hospital on the same day, each for their own reasons. Miriam, a renown theater actress with a terminal illness, asks her to as.. View More

All That Remains

All That Remains (2015)

Ma Shenishar
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Once she realizes her death is imminent, Liora, a 54 years old woman, decides to organize her departure from life with no compromises. As a doctor of philosophy in Biology and a medical researcher,.. View More

Fever at Dawn (2015)

Directed by: Péter Gárdos

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A true story. In 1945, after having been freed from a concentration camp, the 25-year-old Hungarian man, Miklós is being treated at a Swedish hospital. The doctors diagnose him with a severe.. View More

What Doesn't Kill You (2015)

Directed by: Darya Zhuk

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After a rare diagnosis, Lily's attempts to flee from war torn Israel are thwarted when the airport shuts down and her zany cousin forces her to party. View More

House Call (2016)

Directed by: Neta Shoshani, David Ofek

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Terminally ill patients in Israel are given the option to die in their own homes rather than in a hospital. Those who choose this are eligible for a state-funded home hospice team- doctor, nurse and.. View More

Open Ward

Open Ward (2016)

Machlaka Ptucha

Directed by: Yoav Kleinman, Ido Glass

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An unprecedented inside view of the Abarbanel Mental Health Center in Israel allows a film crew to document its patients' lives. Igor, Farhi and Avner present their hallucinations, fears and most.. View More

Born Again (2016)

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Last March, while Amir Guttman Fryszer was in the midst of rehearsals for the High Five Band reunion, he felt unwell. After a month of medical examinations, he received the worst news of all: he had.. View More