Israel

Moshé Mizrahi – Abu el Banat AKA Daughters, Daughters (1973)

A man with eight daughters, and no hope of an heir, takes a mistress to console himself. He finally consults a magician who gives him a list of instructions on how to make a son. Soon his wife is pregnant again. Read More »

Dover Koshashvili – Matana MiShamayim AKA Gift from Above (2003)

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This movie is not as good as the first one but is in the same style and idea. This one has some very funny ideas in it. Moni Moshonov (as always) gives a great show, he is by far one of the best (if not the best) actor in israel today. He is however the only one that does not take his clothes of. This movie like hatona meoheret has a alot (some might say too much) of nudity and sex scenes so dont. Hope you enjoy and if you do watch hatona meoheret
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Eran Kolirin – Let It Be Morning (2021)

Synopsis:
Sami lives in Jerusalem with his wife and child, and an invitation to his brother’s wedding forces him to return to the Arab village where he grew up. After the wedding, with no warning or explanation, the village is put under military lockdown by Israeli soldiers and cut off from the outside world. Chaos rises overnight amongst those stuck within the walls. Director Eran Kolirin (The Band’s Visit) brings Sayed Kashua’s bestselling novel to life, exposing the absurdist world of Palestinian reality while highlighting human stories of being trapped in an unexpected situation. Read More »

Nimrod Eldar – The Day After I’m Gone (2019)

Yoram, a 50-year-old veterinarian living in Tel-Aviv is forced to re-examine his relationship with his adolescent daughter Roni, after she wishes to end her life. He decides to take her on a journey to visit her mother’s family, a process of self and mutual discovery in a primordial desert land enveloping the Dead Sea. Read More »

Nina Menkes – The Great Sadness of Zohara (1983)

Storyline
A young, orthodox Jewish woman is alienated from her Jerusalem community and drawn into the world of spirit. Surrounded by dark sounds of the “Other Side,” she moves into remote and increasingly desolate regions of Arab lands. Her journey, like a mystical quest through her own inner landscapes, culminates in her return to Jerusalem. There, indelibly marked, she confronts her deeper loneliness and a devastating sense of exile. Read More »

Amos Gitai – Kippur (2000)

Synopsis:
The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. We are led by Weinraub and his friend Ruso on a day that begins with quiet city streets, but ends with death, destruction and devastation of both body and mind. Various scenes are awash in the surreal, as Weinraub’s head hangs out over a rescue helicopter’s open door, watching with tranquil desperation as the earth passes beneath, the overpowering whir of the blades creating a hypnotic state. It is not a traditional blood, guts and glory film. There are no men in battle, only the rescue crew trying to pick up the broken pieces. Read More »

Ahinoam Capon – He Can Sleep on the Couch (2021)

In her own domestic Garden of Eden, a young writer gets tangled up in an imaginary love triangle with her steady boyfriend and his younger famous brother, who is sleeping on their couch following a breakup. Read More »