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  • Ari Folman – The Congress AKA Kenes Ha-Atidanim (2013)

    Ari Folman2011-2020AnimationIsraelSci-Fi
    The Congress (2013)
    The Congress (2013)

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    Robin Wright plays an aging actress with a reputation for being fickle and unreliable, so much so that nobody is willing to offer her any roles anymore. She agrees to sell the movie rights to her digital image to Miramount Studios in exchange for a hefty sum and the promise to never act again. After her body is digitally scanned, the studio will be able to make movies starring her using only computer-generated characters.Read More »

  • Amos Gitai – Laila in Haifa (2020) (HD)

    Amos Gitai2011-2020ArthouseDramaIsrael
    Laila in Haifa (2020)
    Laila in Haifa (2020)

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    With an ensemble cast of both Israeli and Palestinian actors, “Laila in Haifa” explores the interweaving stories of five women set over one night in a club in the port town of Haifa. Laced with wry humor, Amos Gitai presents a candid snapshot of contemporary life in one of the last remaining spaces where Israelis and Palestinians come together to engage in face‐to‐face relationships.Read More »

  • Keren Yedaya – Or AKA My Treasure (2004)

    Keren Yedaya2001-2010DramaIsrael
    Or (2004)
    Or (2004)

    Or shoulders a lot: she’s 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash, and tries to keep her mother Ruthie from returning to streetwalking in Tel Aviv. Ruthie calls Or “my treasure,” but Ruthie is a burden. She’s just out of hospital, weak, and Or has found her a job as a house cleaner. The call of the quick money on the street is tough for Ruthie to ignore. Or’s emotions roil further when the mother of the youth she’s in love with comes to the flat to warn her off. With love fading and Ruthie perhaps beyond help, Or’s choices narrow.Read More »

  • Nitzan Giladi – Hatuna MeNiyar AKA Wedding Doll (2015)

    2011-2020DramaIsraelNitzan Giladi
    Hatuna MeNiyar (2015)
    Hatuna MeNiyar (2015)

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    Hagit, a young woman with mild mental deficiency, works in a toilet-paper factory. She lives with her mother Sarah, a divorcée who gave up her life for her daughter. Hagit strives for independence and Sarah is torn between her desire to protect her, and her own will to live. When a relationship develops between her and the son of the factory owner, Hagit hides it from her mother. The announcement of the closing of the factory shakes Hagit and Sarah’s life and jeopardizes Hagit’s love story.Read More »

  • Yigal Lossin – Pillar Of Fire – A Television History Of Israel’s Rebirth (1979)

    1971-1980DocumentaryHolocaust HistoryIsraelPoliticsYigal Lossin
    Pillar Of Fire A Television History Of Israel's Rebirth (1979)
    Pillar Of Fire A Television History Of Israel’s Rebirth (1979)

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    The incredible story of Israel’s rebirth – this landmark series is the masterpiece of Israeli documentaries and the crowning achievement of Israeli television.

    Pillar of Fire relates the drama of the Jewish people’s return to Zion and the establishment of the state of Israel. It is an extensive documentary production that feature rare documentary footage collected from more than 30 archives and private collections throughout the world, as well as many eye-witness interviews. This documentary series also portrays the Jewish-Arab struggle for Palestine, persecution of Jews in Europe, the war of 1948 and David Ben-Gurion’s declaration of independence.Read More »

  • Ronit Elkabetz & Shlomi Elkabetz – Ve’Lakhta Lehe Isha AKA To Take a Wife (2004)

    Ronit Elkabetz2001-2010DramaIsraelShlomi Elkabetz
    Ve'Lakhta Lehe Isha (2004)
    Ve’Lakhta Lehe Isha (2004)

    The story takes place in Haifa, Israel, in 1979, during three days before the Shabbat. A young woman trying to raise three children, work from home, and observe the strict Moroccan traditions of her family finds herself at constant odds with her husband and her brothers, who want her to stay married and leave behind the notions of being loved and free.Read More »

  • Duki Dror – The Journey of Vaan Nguyen (2005)

    Duki Dror2001-2010DocumentaryIsrael
    The Journey of Vaan Nguyen (2005)
    The Journey of Vaan Nguyen (2005)

    Synopsis
    Hoiami Nguyen never imagined that he will end up so far from his home village of Bong Son in central Vietnam. Political circumstances and the roulette of life have washed him to the shores of Israel. The penniless Vietnamese refugee became a father of 5 Hebrew speaking Israeli daughters. His daughter – Vaan, describes her parents’ ordeal using a razor sharp language in her blog. She feels trapped in circles of identity which will never meet. Caught between her wild and stormy Israeli spirit and the expectations to be modest and obedient Vietnamese at home, there is unbridgeable abyss. When her father returns to his family in Vietnam, Van finds herself absorbed into his tragic story – a cruel tale of loss and survival. Hoimai’s dream of return sends Vaan to look for a brighter future in the new-old country. She joins him in trying to reclaim the lands of the family, in the remote village at the heart of the Vietnamese jungle..Read More »

  • Julie Shles – Muchrachim Lehiyot Same’ach AKA Joy (2005)

    2001-2010ComedyDramaIsraelJulie Shles
    Muchrachim Lehiyot Same'ach (2005)
    Muchrachim Lehiyot Same’ach (2005)

    Joy Levine lives in an old apartment that, in complete contrast to her, is shabby and worn-out on the outside while well-kept and filled with joy on the inside. Her life changes when she auditions for a TV show called “Gotta Be Happy”. To her astonishment, she is chosen, and her mission is to throw a surprise party for her parents on the upcoming show. However, there is a price to pay for all this: she has to let the viewers into her private inner world and share with them an event that has been overshadowing her family’s life and hers for the past 22 years; an event that made a tight-knit bunch of friends shun her parents, Chaya and Yitzhak Levine. Read More »

  • Baruch Dienar – Hem Hayu Asarah AKA They Were Ten (1961)

    1961-1970DramaIsrael
    Hem Hayu Asarah (1961)
    Hem Hayu Asarah (1961)

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

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