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  • Ephraim Kishon
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    This sharp, often hilarious satire that became the most successful film in Israeli history, is about new immigrants Sallah and his family, who are left in a shack near their promised apartment and...
    Starring: Chaim Topol, Geula Nuni, Gila Almagor, Shraga Friedman, Zaharira Harifai, Shaike Levi, Nathan Meisler, Esther Greenberg, Mordecai Arnon
  • Ayelet Menahemi
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    When the Chinese woman working in Israel for Miri Kalderon, an Israeli flight attendant, is suddenly deported for overstaying her work visa, her lack of Hebrew-language skills makes it impossible for...
    Starring: Mili Avital, BaoQi Chen, Alon Abutbul, Sinaya Ben-Dor, Yiftach Klein, Daphne Shpigelman, Sarit Vino-Elad, Anat Waxman, Roni Yuria
  • Mihal Brezis & Oded Binnun
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    Two strangers unexpectedly meet at an airport. He mistakenly assumes her to be his assigned driver. She, enchanted by the random encounter, does not hurry to prove him wrong.
    Starring: Sarah Adler, Ulrich Thomsen
  • Shai Kapon
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    Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”)...
    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Avi Nesher
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    Arik, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a matchmaker. Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, has an office in back of a movie theater that shows only...
    Starring: Adir Miller, Maya Dagan, Tuval Shafir, Dror Keren, Dov Navon, Yarden Bar-Kochba, Neta Porat Bat-el Papura, Kobi Faraj, Tom Gal, Eyal Shechter, Eli Yatzpan
  • Gilad Goldschmidt
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    Set in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, "A Green Chariot" is a drama about identity, belonging and romance. Yair (Vitali Freedland), a twenty-year-old Russian immigrant, yearns for acceptance as an Israeli,...
    Starring: Vitali Freedland, Daniela Virtzer, Pavel Tsitrinal, Lucy Dubinchik
  • Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
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    In 1979, Viviane, who is married with three children and is considering divorce, struggles to choose between tradition and inner dreams and desires. Her family attempts to persuade her not break...
    Starring: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Kobi Regev, Dalia Beger, Sulika Kadosh, Gilbert Melki
  • Julie Shles
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    Joy Levine lives in an old apartment that, in total 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 signs up as a...
    Starring: Sigalit Fuchs, Tal Friedman, Dorit Lev-Ari, Keren Mor, Alexander Senderovich, Eliran Caspi, Rivka Michaeli, Yossi Pollak, Michal Yannai
  • Avi Nesher
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    A group of families emmigrates 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. To their surprise, they are sent to a...
    Starring: Neta Garty, Liraz Charhi, Aure Atika, Jean Benguigui, Parmeet Sethi, Kruttika Desai, Ruby Porat Shoval, Rotem Abuhab, Israel Katorza
  • Eran Riklis
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    Mona's wedding day is slated to be one of the saddest days of her life. She knows that once she crosses the border between Israel and Syria to marry Syrian TV star Tallel, a man she has never even...
    Starring: Hiam Abbass, Clara Khoury, Makram Khoury, Uri Gabriel, Eyad Sheety, Ranin Boulos, Dirar Sliman, Maysar Massri, Ashraf Barhoum, Julie-Anne Roth, Alon Dahan, Ednan Trabsha, Marlen Bajali, Robert Henig
  • Shemi Zarhin
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    A middle-class Israeli family has a reunion for Passover and finds itself feasting on a smorgasbord of dysfunction as its members try to cope with their innumerable problems in this drama. Yona and...
    Starring: Alon Abutbul, Gila Almagor, Icho Avital, Alon Ben-Dror, Dana Berger, Shoshana Doar, Ayelet Hardon, Miki Kam, Dror Keren, Stephanie Midyan, Aryeh Moskona, Ofer Seker, Michelle Shar, Joseph Shiloach, Yotam Show
  • Oded Davidoff
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    Through the streets of Jerusalem, two teenagers' stories will unite to tell the summer adventure of their lives. Tamar is an amazingly talented but very quiet and insecure girl, who leaves behind her...
    Starring: Bar Belfer, Yonatan Bar-Or, Yuval Mendelson, Rinat Matatov, Tzahi Grad, Danny Steg, Neomi Polani, Rami Davidoff, Smadar Jaaron
  • Shay Kanot
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    A notorious Casanova, Zidane happily leads a life unlike that of his two friends Omer and Uri who endure the agony of commitment - until a beautiful Colombian woman from Zidane's past pulls him into...
    Starring: Yael Appleboum, Lirit Balaban, Ashraf Barhoum, Itay Barnea, Shmil Ben Ari, Elinor Ben Haim, Assi Cohen, Shmuel Edelman, Osnat Hakim, Michael Hanegbi, Mariano Idelman, Pira Kantor, Nir Levy, Menashe Noy, Irit Shiloh, Marina Shoif, Einat Weitzman, Anabela Yaakov, Mili Avital
  • Amir Hasfari, Shmuel Hasfari
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    Miriam is heartbroken because she cannot bury her husband, who committed suicide, in the cemetery of the moshav her family founded. Ana, who has traveled from Russia to bury her father’s ashes in the...
    Starring: Miryam Zohar, Tal Friedman, Yehuda Levi, Assaf Ashtar, Hana Azoulay Ashtar, Ania Bukstein, Sharon Elimelech, Vladimir Friedman, Israel Katorza, Amos Lavi, Dov Navon, Yamit Sol
  • Assi Dayan
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    In this satirical cult-classic, a Reserves unit in the Israel-controlled Sinai is less than five miles from the Egyptian front lines. However, the Israelis are hardly concerned with the Egyptians, as...
    Starring: Gavri Banai, Menahem Zilberman, Tuvia Tzafir, Nitza Shaul, Lans Kroner, Shaike Levi, Isarel Poliakov, Rafi Ginai, Moshe Ish-Kassit, Oshik Levi,Aryeh Moskona, Hana Laszlo, Miki Kam
  • Adam Sanderson, Muli Segev
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    In this comedy set at the dawn of monotheism, God tries to recruit tough negotiator Abraham as his first customer. Old Abraham refuses unless God rescues his nephew, Lot, from Sodom, about to be...
    Starring: Eyal Kitzis, Tal Friedman, Alma Zak, Moti Kirshenbaum, Dov Navon, Eli Finish, Yuval Semo, Maor Cohen
  • Shai Kapon
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    Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”)...
    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Udi Aloni
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    A daring hybrid of realism and fantasy, Forgiveness is a psychological thriller that explores the tragedies of the Middle East. David, a young American-Israeli, returns to Israel to join the army,...
    Starring: Itay Tiran, Clara Khoury, Moni Moshonov, Makram Khoury, Tamara Mansour, Ruba Blal, Michael Sarne
  • Shai Kapon
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    Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”)...
    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Leonid Prudovsky
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    Yigal is a divorced taxi driver who remains in close contact with his ex-wife and her new husband, in order to be close to his son. His personal dream is to visit Paris, but he is terrified of flying...
    Starring: Helena Yaralova, Dror Keren, Michael Warchaviak, Yoram Toledano, Vladimir Freidman, Dorit Lev-Ari
  • Efrat Shalom Danon
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    Ultra-Orthodox Jewish teacher Ruchama and wigmaker Tikva embark on a journey to fulfill their dream of making movies within the closed society in which they live. Ruchama is writing and producing her...
    Starring: Ruchama Mandliel, Tikva Stolov, Marlin Venig
  • Rado Michelenko
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    The year is 1984, and thousands of Africans from 26 different countries are struck by famine and flee to camps in Sudan. Israel and the United States begin a joint initiative to airlift thousands of...
    Starring: Zem Roschdy, Moshe Agazai, Moshe Abeba
  • Avraham Kushnir
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    Bruriah and her husband Rabbi Meir lived in the 2nd century C.E., at which time the Rabbis declared "women are light-minded". Bruriah, a most learned and intelligent woman, mocked their statement. In...
    Starring: Baruch Brener, Hadar Galron, Sasha Demidov
  • Joseph Cedar
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    Menachem is a Yeshivah student and newly made commander of his own IDF unit. His dynamic right-wing spiritual leader, Rabbi Meltzer, who's West Bank Yeshivah Menachem attends, is the father of his...
    Starring: Idan Alterman, Tinkerbell (Ravit Rozen), Assi Dayan, Micha Celektar, Amnon Volf, Aki Avni, Shimon Mimran, Uri Klauzner, Samuel Calderon
  • Shai Kapon
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    Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”)...
    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Yossi Madmoni
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    70 year old Yaakov Fidelman (Sasson Gabai, The Band's Visit) hangs on with all his might to the antique restoration workshop which has been his life's work. After his long-time business partner...
    Starring: Henry Daviv, Nevo Kimchi, Ruth Bruenshtein, Rami Danon, Ruth Geller, Israel Damidov, Sophia Ostrisky, Avi Berman, Akiva Eliash, Sarah Adler, Yakov Bashiri, Niv Cohen, Sasson Gabai, Stephen D. Root, Shai Sopher
  • Boaz Davidson
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    Alex is a thirteen year old boy who is about to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah. Alex has typical Polish parents who work hard to make ends meet. On account of their difficult economic situation, they are...
    Starring: Sharon Hacohen, Uri Kabiri, Avi Kushnir, Hana Rot, Jospeh Shiloach, Eitan Anshel
  • Raphaël Nadjari
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    Thirty-year-old Michale works in her father's office in Tel Aviv, which provides accounting services to important religious institutions. Michale has been cheating on her husband for months,...
    Starring: Asi Levi, Danny Shteg
  • Joseph Cedar
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    Rachel Gerlik (Michaela Eshek), the widowed mother of two beautiful teenage daughters, who wants to join the founding group of a new religious settlement in the West Bank. She must first convince the...
    Starring: Michaela Eshet as Rachel Gerlik, Hani Furstenberg as Tami Gerlik, Moshe Ivgy as Yossi, Maya Maron, Oshri Cohen as Rafi, Yehoram Gaon as Moshe Weinstock, Avi Grainik as Oded, Edith Teperson, Assi Dayan as Motkeh
  • Assi Dayan
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    Dr. Yoel Pomerantz, 64, an unemployed clinical psychologist, lives in poverty in his twelfth floor apartment with his son Yoav, 30, who works as a parking inspector and loves giving out tickets,...
  • Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
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    Emad, who lives in the Palestinian village of Bil'in, buys his first camera when his son Gibreel is born, and puts it to use beyond creating family memories. When the government attempts to build a...
  • Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
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    For seven days a large family of Moroccan descent observes the Jewish mourning ritual of Shiva when a brother dies. Living together again reveals many tensions and conflicts between family...
    Starring: Ronit Elkabetz, Albert Lluz, Yaël Abecassis, Simon Abkarian, Hana Laszlo, Moshe Ivgy, Keren Mor, Alon Aboutboul
  • Leonid Prudovsky
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    Marcelo is a non-religious young man, an actor and a single parent to his eleven years old daughter, Lucy. He`s desperately looking for someone to help him improve his Hebrew accent so he can pass...
    Starring: Esteban Gottfried, Tal Lifshitz, Fira Kantor, Abraham Mor, Dana Reiter, Clara Stav, Vladimir Fridman and Gilat Ankori
  • Toby Perl Freilich
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    This documentary examines the 100-year history of Israel's kibbutz movement, recreating its glorious past and chronicling its recent decline. The kibbutz movement was a successful experiment in pure...
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
    Starring: Ohad Knoler, Yael Sharoni, Amos Tamam, Tali Sharon, Sharon Fauster, Zohar Strauss
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. The smash hit Israeli series is back for a third...
  • Yaron Shani, Scandar Copti
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    Jaffa's Ajami neighborhood is a melting pot where Jews, Muslims, and Christian's mingle in one of the poorest sectors of the city. Yaron Shani and Scandar Copti's AJAMI gives voice to a cross-section...
    Starring: Fouad Habash, Ibrahim Frege, Shahir Kabaha
  • Uri Zohar
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    This film is much more than just a beach movie; it depicts the struggle of individuals who are not ready to change and grow up. Gute (Uri Zohar) is an aging lifeguard, responsible for the Tel Aviv...
    Starring: Uri Zohar, Sima Eliyahu, Tzvi Shissel, Arik Einstein, Mona Silberstein, Mordecai Ben-Ze'ev, Motti Mizrahi
  • Ibtisam Mara'ana
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    Achieving a dream shared by many teenagers the world over could cost a lot for Duah Fares. Lady Kul el-Arab by Ibtisam Mara’ana follows the outraged reaction within the Arab–Israeli community when...
  • Dan Verete
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    Two Israeli car dealers, Shmuel and Siso, invest five thousand American dollars into a vintage 1985 Lincoln Continental Limousine that they plan to sell in Germany for fifty grand. But when they take...
    Starring: Tomer Ben David, Moshe Ivgy, Avi Kushnir,Rita Shukrun, Bassam Zo'amat Ulrich Matschoss, Rolf Nagel, Oliver Warsitz, Bjorn Wenner
  • Marco Carmel
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    The film is based on a modern Moroccan-Jewish legend and takes place in present-day Israel. It is a story of a love triangle between the primitively superstitious Rahma, her rude husband Robert, and...
    Starring: Reymonde Amsallem, Moris Cohen, Evelin Hagoel, Norman Issa, Moshe Ivgy, Itay Turgeman
  • Shai Kapon
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    Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”)...
    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Steven Bram and Judah Lazarus
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    Kabbalah Me follows a personal journey into the titular spiritual phenomenon of ancient tradition. Rooted in the Torah and Talmud, Kabbalah has been studied by leading Judaic scholars for many...
    Starring: Steven Bram, Yitzchak Schwartz, Adam Jacobs, Rabbi Cable, David Aaron, Yom Tov Glaser, Chaim Miller, Avraham Sutton, Rina Lankry Perkel
  • Amos Gitai
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    Rivka and Malka are two Orthodox Jewish sisters living in one of the most traditional communities in Jerusalem, and both are coming up against conflicts between their faith and their gender. Rivka...
    Starring: Leah Koenig, Meital Barda, Samuel Calderon, Uri Ran Klauzner, Yael Abecassis, Yoram Hattub, Yussef Abu-Warda
  • Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz
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    An Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz) fights for three years to obtain a divorce from her devout husband (Simon Abkarian), who refuses to grant his permission to dissolve the marriage.
    Starring: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian
  • Itay Lev
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    Four kids,while returning from a field trip, set off on a rescue mission after one of them, gifted with a telepathic ear, discerns distant cries for help from two teenagers in a crash. They find...
    Starring: Avigail Ariely, Tzion Baruch, Daniel Damidov, Lucy Dubinchik, Dana Ivgy, Miki Kam, Alon Lysy, Anastasia Safonov, Amos Tamam, Nir Zwickel
  • Ofer Naim
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    This is the amazing story of the famous Israeli vocalist, Ofra Haza, about her rise to the top and the scerets surrounding her untimely and mysterious death. Ofra, the youngest of nine children, grew...
    Starring: Ofra Haza
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. Nati meets Azaria’s ex (Tehila) and likes what he sees...
  • Jason Hutt
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    When best-selling author Joshua Foer (Moonwalking With Einstein) began to build his first sukkah - a small hut that Jews build and dwell in every fall for the holiday of Sukkot - he wanted to move...
  • Shai Kapon
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    Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”)...
    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. Azaria presents Hodaya with an opportunity. Amir tries...
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. With his hours cut, Nati finds himself with too much...
  • Amos Gitai
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    A slice of life - day after day - in Haifa, where Moshe and Didi's marriage is on the rocks, his affair with his mistress is going downhill, and Moshe's angst about health, his parents, sex,...
    Starring: Moshe Ivgy, Hanna Maron, Dalit Kahan
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. Nati finds a reason to see Tehila again. The job...
  • Idit Shehori
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    A seventy-three year old farmer, Wasserman, swore never to pray again, blaming God for his family's annihilation during the Holocaust. But in serious debt and suffering from the effects of a...
    Starring: Yosef Carmon, Naama Shapiro, Golan Azulau, Irit Nathan Benedek, Amnon Wolf
  • Amos Gitai
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    In Tel Aviv, the gloomy Ezra hires foreign workers without permits to build an addition to a homely block of flats, where his ex-wife Mali lives with her current lover Ilan. Ezra and Mali's young son...
    Starring: Hana Laszlo, Uri Klauzner, Ronit Elkabetz, Amos Lavi, Lupo Berkowitch, Liron Levo, Yosef Carmon, Amit Mestechkin, Lyn Hsiao Zamir, Tomer Russo, Carmel Betto, Dalit Kahan, Kobi Zahavi, Eyal Elhadad, Meital Tzadiki, Ilan Appel, Hu Hanzhou, Kiang Fang, Fang Heguo, Yael Abecassis
  • Ibtisam Mara'ana
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    A Badal marriage is when a brother and sister from one family marry a sister and brother from another family, interlocking the two couples forever. If one of these couples divorces, the other must as...
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. The heart-wrenching finale of season 3.  
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. A prank at work leaves Nati conflicted. Hodaya shares...
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. Nati finds himself under serious scrutiny by his...
  • Amos Gitai
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    Based on director Amos Gitai's own experiences as a member of a helicopter rescue crew during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, this story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. We are led by...
    Starring: Juliano Mer, Liron Levo, Tomer Ruso, Uri Ran Klauzner
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. Nati faces temptation, then makes quite the proposal....
  • Felix Gerchikov
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    Slava and his friends, a group of young Russian immigrants, are out of place, frustrated and alone in the harsh setting of a small desert town in Southern Israel. Victor, an older immigrant who used...
    Starring: Daniel Bruck, Arthur Marchenko, Vitaly Fridland, Niko Nikoleiv, Yigal Reznik, Vladimir Freidman, Sirk M. Sabhat, Anna Stefan
  • Tal Goren
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    Gilad Shalit was captured in Gaza during a cross-border raid in 2006, after which he was held for over five years in an unknown location in the Gaza strip, a Hamas-ruled territory. Shalit, who was...
  • David Volach
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    Israeli director David Volach's chamber drama My Father, My Lord (aka Hofshat Kaits, 2006) provides an intense character study of a rabbi in an Orthodox neighborhood, whose letter-of-the-law...
    Starring: Sharon Hacohen, Assi Dayan, Nitzam Bar
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. Yifat and Amir get a first look at their baby and...
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. Amir gets a serious job offer… with strings attached....
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. Yifat’s brother comes to visit- and complicates things...
  • Benny Toraty
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      Amram, the son of Avraham Mufredi, turns up at the house of the legendary Persian tar (lute) player, Yosef Tawilla. Amram gives him the score of a work that his father, a member of Tawilla’s...
    Starring: Uri Gavriel, Yigal Adika, Lirit Balaban
  • Dani Menkin
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    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 spinal muscular atrophy (...
  • Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”)...
    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Rokaya Sabbah
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    The decision to stay or to go reveals the deep contradictions of Arab life in Israel. "On Hold" explores the hesitations and moral issues affecting the filmmaker and her partner's decision to leave...
  • Pini Tavger
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    Pinhas and his mother are new immigrants from Russia. His mother barely makes a living working night shifts and devotes her spare time to an affair she has with a married man. On the third floor of...
    Starring: Evgenya Dodina, Anthony Berman, Yonatan Rozen, Michael Coresh
  • Kaspar Heidelbach
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    In the days leading up to the 1936 Olympics, the fate of high jumper Gretel Bergmann hangs in the balance. She is among the world's finest athletes--but she is also Jewish, undermining the German...
    Starring: Karoline Herfurth, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Axel Prahl, Thomas Thieme
  • Yehoram Gaon
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    Yehoram Gaon celebrates his hometown of Jerusalem through travelouges, history and poetic hymns. This film was produced during the post-Six Day period when the city of Jerusalem and its people were...
    Starring: Yehoram Gaon, Hani Nahmias, Rahel Zimmerman
  • Raphaël Nadjari
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    According to filmmaker Raphaël Nadjari, Israeli cinema has gone through two stages. The first, from 1933-1978, began with the nature of Zionism and exaultation of the Israeli endeavor in...
    Starring: Naftali Alter, Mohammed Bakri, Haim Bouzaglo
  • Adam Sanderson
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    A couple’s day at the beach is complicated when an uninvited third joins them for the afternoon. To host a public screening visit firstcourse.net    
    Starring: Adam Sanderson, Hilly Yelon, Yoav Yeffet
  • Amos Gitai
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    As the trial of the Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie plays on television in the background, a Frenchman named Victor (Hippolyte Girardot) combs through documents, hoping to uncover the truth about his...
    Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Hippolyte Girardot, Emmanuelle Devos, Dominique Blanc, Daniel Duval, Denise Aron-Schropfer, Samuel Cohen, Mouna Soualem, Claire Magnin, Annie Mercier, Serge Moati, Max Denes
  • Amnon Rubinstein
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    Two extraordinary love stories unfold 500 years apart. As modern lovers struggle against those who seek to separate them, a Christian soldier pursues a perilous romance with a young Jewish girl in...
    Starring: Koby Azarly, Alon Abutbul, Avi Toledano, Dina Doron, Yael Abecassis
  • Ronit Kertsner
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    Can one be a Catholic priest and an Observant Jew at the same time?12 years after he was ordained as a Polish Catholic priest, Romuald Waszkinel discovers that he was born to Jewish parents, and that...
  • Ofer Naim
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    A captivating, hour-long documentary that delves into the ancient city of Jerusalem, Israel. It explores the history and powerful presence of this holy city, and what Jerusalem means to individuals...
    Starring: Yehoram Gaon
  • Eran Riklis
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    Set during the 1982 invasion of Lebanon, CUP FINAL tells the story of Cohen, a young Israeli soldier who is kidnapped by a group of Palestinian fighters and held hostage during the conflict. The 1982...
    Starring: Moshe Ivgy, Bassam Zo'amat, Suhel Haddad, Gassan Abbas, Sharon Alexander, Johnny Arbid, Sami Samir, Meir Suissa, Gadi Poor, Victor Kamar, Rada Ibrahim, Roberto Pollak, Mohammad Bakri, Salim Daw
  • Larry Weinstein
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    The delivery of a battered suitcase to Fumiko Ishioka at the Tokyo Holocaust Museum begins the true-life mystery that became the subject of Karen Levineʼs best-selling book Hanaʼs Suitcase. The...
    Starring: George Brady, Lara Brady, Fumiko Ishioka
  • Jorge Gurvich
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    When Yolanda Moskowitz, 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 a...
    Starring: Rita Zohar, Moni Moshonov, Shulamit Adar, Ya'ackov Bodo, Tikva Dayan, Vladimir Friedman, Shredi Jabarin, Mickey Leon, Hana River, Idit Teperson
  • Joseph Pitchhadze
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    The struggle between an Israeli corporation and an Arab entrepreneur for control of the candy market serves as an allegory for Jewish-Arab relations in Israel and its status in the international...
    Starring: Sarah Adler, Ayal Beeri, Dvir Benedek, Danny Geva, Ezra Kafri
  • Moshon Salmona
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    Vasermil tells the story of a group of adolescents who live in the same tough neighbourhood of Beer-Sheba, growing up in an unforgiving environment, pinning their hopes on football as a way out....
    Starring: David Tepiltzky as Dima, Adiel Zamro as Adiel, Nadir Eldad as Shlomi
  • Maxime Giroux
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    Félix and Meira is a story of an unconventional romance between two people living vastly different realities mere blocks away from one another. Each lost in their everyday lives, Meira (Hadas Yaron...
    Starring: Martin Dubreuil, Hadas Yaron
  • Paweł Pawlikowski
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    Poland, 1962. Anna is about to take her vows as a nun when she learns from her only relative that she is Jewish. Both women embark on a journey to discover their family story and where they belong.
    Starring: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik
  • Eran Paz
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    Israeli filmmaker Eran Paz depicts the life of several residents of Shapira, a downbeat district in the south of Tel Aviv. The population – a mixture of immigrants from the former Soviet Union,...
  • Dani Levy
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    The bastard love child of Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator and Mel Brooks’ The Producers, My Führer is a wildly provocative and laugh-out-loud satire about Adolf Hitler...
    Starring: Ulrich Mühe, Sylvester Groth
  • Renen Schorr
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    When two loner Russian soldiers are caught smuggling arms and arrested, they do not want to lose their honor as soldiers. Despite being accused of a crime that is unforgivable in military society,...
    Starring: Sasha Avshalom Agrounov, Shlomi Avraham, Henry David, Tzahi Grad, Anton Ostrovsky, Rotem Zussman
  • Dina Zvi-Riklis
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    A modern-day urban fairy tale about a 300 year old witch (Rozina Cambos) with a broken heart, and Assaf (Eyal Cohen), a boy who lives in the same apartment block in the heart of 1980's Tel Aviv....
    Starring: Eyal Cohen, Rosina Kambus, Benny Avni, Lupo Berkowitch, Sagit Emet
  • Dorit Hakim
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    Twelve-year-old Itamar has a deep passion for ice skating. However, he is slowly losing his hearing, which forces him away from his hobby. Itamar refuses to accept his doctor's orders and his parents...
    Starring: Assaf Kimmel, Meital Pilater, Amit Lior, Zuffit Grant
  • Ilana Trachtman
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    Lior Liebling, “the little rebbe”, has Down syndrome, and has spent his entire life praying with utter abandon. Is he a "spiritual genius" as many around him say? Or simply the vessel that contains...
    Starring: Lior Liebling
  • Ludi Boeken
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    Saviors in the Night (Unter Bauern) is based on the memories of Marga Spiegel. In her narrative, published in 1965, she describes how courageous farmers in southern Münsterland, Germany hid her...
    Starring: Veronica Ferres, Armin Rohde, Margarita Broich, Martin Horn
  • Nadav Schirman
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    A Palestinian in Ramallah, Mosab Hassan Yousef grows up angry and ready to fight Israel. Arrested for smuggling guns at the age of 17, he's interrogated by the Shin Bet, Israel's security service,...
    Starring: Mosab Hassan Yousef, Gonen Ben Yitzhak, Sheikh Hassan Yousef
  • Gur Bentwich
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    Joan of Arc, on her way to meet Zappa 69, runs into a man without a mobile, who changes the course of her life forever, or at least for the following hour. To host a public screening visit...
    Starring: Maya Kenig, Nir Matarasso
  • Joseph Cedar
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    Located in southern Lebanon, Beaufort Castle is one of the few medieval forts utilized by modern military forces, and provided Israeli forces with an important strategic position during the South...
    Starring: Ohad Knoller, Oshri Cohen, Itay Tiran, Eli Eltonyo
  • Niv Klainer
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    Amos is a mental health worker, widower, and father to Yurik, a mentally ill teenager. One day, while visiting one of his patients, Amos discovers Bena, an illegal Thai immigrant. Instead of turning...
    Starring: Dafna Armoni, Aryeh Cherner, Michael Moshonov, Eyal Nachmias, Guy Salman, Rachel Santillan, Shmuel Vilozni
  • Avi Belkin
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    Walk on any Israeli beach and you're sure to find at least a dozen people playing paddleball. The game has swept the nation, and beaches will never be the same! This delightful short comes from the...
  • Matej Minac
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    Nicholas Winton, an Englishman, organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. But he never spoke about these events with anyone for more than half a...
    Starring: Ben Abeles, Jirina Bohdalová, The Dalai Lama
  • Mariana Chenillo
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    When his ex-wife Nora dies right before Passover, José (Fernando Luján) is forced to stay with her body until she can be properly put to rest. He soon realizes he is part of Nora's plan to bring her...
    Starring: Fernando Luján, Cecilia Suárez, Ari Brickman, Verónica Langer
  • Matti Harari, Arik Lubezky
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    Danny Breznitz, in his late forties, is a detective in the Tel Aviv Police, and is hospitalized following a near-fatal car accident. His personal life is a mess: his marriage with his wife, Ruthie,...
    Starring: Shmil Ben Ari, Orel Timsit, Ruthi Navon, Haim Znati, Zion Baroch
  • Alan Zweig
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    Insightful and often hilarious, the latest from documentary filmmaker Alan Zweig surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Borsht belt to the present, ultimately exploring not just...
    Starring: David Brenner, Howie Mandel, Eugene Mirman, Rodney Dangerfield, Judy Gold
  • Juraj Herz
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    The saw mill owner Habermann is the biggest employer in his village and married to Jana, a young and beautiful Czech woman, who is half Jewish. Although Habermann is not interested in politics or...
    Starring: Mark Waschke, Hannah Herzsprung, Karel Roden, Ben Becker
  • Arik Henig
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    Shimon Peres and the late Yitzhak Rabin are undoubtedly the most riveting political duo in the state of Israel.  Their relationship knew many ups and downs, mainly downs resulting from the polar...
    Starring: Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
    Starring: Ohad Knoler, Yael Sharoni, Amos Tamam, Tali Sharon, Sharon Fauster, Zohar Strauss
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
    Starring: Ohad Knoler, Yael Sharoni, Amos Tamam, Tali Sharon, Sharon Fauster, Zohar Strauss
  • Lucia Puenzo
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    The true story of an Argentine family who lived with Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and of a girl who fell in love with one of the biggest criminals of all time.
    Starring: Alex Brendemuhl, Natalia Oreiro, Diego Peretti, Elena Roger, Guillermo Pfenig
  • Ephraim Kishon
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    Ervinka is a 1967 Israeli film written and directed by Ephraim Kishon. The film, starring Chaim Topol (best known for his role as Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof) is a comical tale of a con man who...
    Starring: Chaim Topol
  • Taly Goldenberg
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    A cinematic portrait of Lia van Leer, founder of the Israeli Film Archive, Jerusalem Cinematheque and Jerusalem International Film Festival. Born in Bălţi (now Moldavia) in 1924, she was sent by her...
  • Anna Justice
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    Amidst the terror of a German concentration camp in 1944 Poland, a young Jewish woman and a Polish prisoner fall in love. This impossible passion fuels the prisoner's courage, who manages to rescue...
  • Hilary Helstein
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    In this powerful documentary, Maya Angelou reveals the story of a brave group of people who fought Hitler with the only weapons they had: charcoal, pencil stubs, shreds of paper, and memories etched...
    Starring: Maya Angelou
  • Amos Gitai
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    Set seven days before the creation of the state of Israel in May 1948, a small rusted ship, carrying a group of concentration camp survivors, is met in Palestine by aggressive British troops. The...
    Starring: Juliano Mer, Tomer Ruso, Veronica Nicole, Yussef Abu-Warda
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
    Starring: Ohad Knoler, Yael Sharoni, Amos Tamam, Tali Sharon, Sharon Fauster, Zohar Strauss
  • Eliezer Shapira
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    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
    Starring: Ohad Knoler, Yael Sharoni, Amos Tamam, Tali Sharon, Sharon Fauster, Zohar Strauss
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    Season 2 takes the characters further into their relationships, delves deeper into their individual and religious identities, and continues the saga of their seemingly endless single status.  ...
    Starring: Tali Sharon, Yael Sharoni, Sharon Fauster, Ohad Knoeler, Amos Tamam, Ori Halachmi
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    Season 2 takes the characters further into their relationships, delves deeper into their individual and religious identities, and continues the saga of their seemingly endless single status.  ...
    Starring: Tali Sharon, Yael Sharoni, Sharon Fauster, Ohad Knoeler, Amos Tamam, Ori Halachmi
  • Boaz Davidson
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    This musical, quasi-documentary film follows the making of the music album "shablul" by Arik Einstein and Shalom Hanoch. Influenced by The Beatles, interspesed with humorous skits, and loaded with...
    Starring: Uri Zohar, Josie Katz, Alona Einstein, Tzvi Shissel, Yehudit Sula, Shalom Hanoch, Arik Einstein
  • Riki Shelach
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    In 1948 Tuviansky, a captain in the Israeli army and a former major in the Britisharmy, was arrested. Within four hours he was interrogated, tried, sentenced,executed and his body was thrown into a...
    Starring: Oz Zehavi, Marina Shoif, Poly Reshef, Shira Katzenelenbogen
  • Raphaël Nadjari
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    The first episode (1933 - 1978) starts with the Zionist movement and ends with the first re-visitation of that history. The second episode (1978 - 2005) starts at the beginning of the political wave...
    Starring: Naftali Alter, Mohammad Bakri & Haim Bouzaglo
  • Itai Arava
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    It was long; I thought that it would never end; it simply would not end.” That is how, in her own voice, a rape victim describes her experience. The movie expresses her thoughts and feelings in...
  • Shay Kanot
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    This is the story of three young Israelis who travel to the ‘paradise’ island, Ibiza, for a surfing contest which could award them a $150,000 dollar gold bar. They encounter unexpected ...
    Starring: Dvir Benedek, Dar Zuzovsky, Maayan Blum, Avir Kushnir, Noa Wolman
  • Riki Shelach
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    Forty-eight women: commediennes, stand-up artists, celebrities, singers, and actresses. Each tells the filthiest chauvanistic joke she knows, which developed into a talk about men, sex, relations,...
    Starring: Esti Zakheim, Hadar Levi, Michal Yannai, Riki Blich
  • Erez Tadmor & Guy Nattiv
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    One fence, four fans, and the game of their lives. This short film is a story about four men and a radio.   To host a public screening visit firstcourse.net
    Starring: Joad Abed El Gani, Ido Mosseri, Liron Levo, Dirar Suleiman
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
  • Eliezer Shapira
     / 
    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
    Starring: Ohad Knoler, Yael Sharoni, Amos Tamam, Tali Sharon, Sharon Fauster, Zohar Strauss
  • Eliezer Shapiro
     / 
    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
  • Eliezer Shapiro
     / 
    Season 2 takes the characters further into their relationships, delves deeper into their individual and religious identities, and continues the saga of their seemingly endless single status.  ...
    Starring: Tali Sharon, Yael Sharoni, Sharon Fauster, Ohad Knoeler, Amos Tamam, Ori Halachmi
  • Eliezer Shapiro
     / 
    Season 2 takes the characters further into their relationships, delves deeper into their individual and religious identities, and continues the saga of their seemingly endless single status.  ...
    Starring: Tali Sharon, Yael Sharoni, Sharon Fauster, Ohad Knoeler, Amos Tamam, Ori Halachmi
  • Eliezer Shapiro
     / 
    Season 2 takes the characters further into their relationships, delves deeper into their individual and religious identities, and continues the saga of their seemingly endless single status.  ...
    Starring: Tali Sharon, Yael Sharoni, Sharon Fauster, Ohad Knoeler, Amos Tamam, Ori Halachmi
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    Season 2 takes the characters further into their relationships, delves deeper into their individual and religious identities, and continues the saga of their seemingly endless single status.  ...
    Starring: Tali Sharon, Yael Sharoni, Sharon Fauster, Ohad Knoeler, Amos Tamam, Ori Halachmi
  • Hagai Levi
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    Created by Hagai Levi, 60 min, Narrative (2014)   Soon after the Yom Kippur War, a short philosophical tract entitled Life According to the Intellect was published in Israel, and Moshe Kroy, a...
    Starring: Yehuda Almagor, Neta shpigelman, Itay Barnea, Hava Ortman
  • David Krainer
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    An affectionate portrait of a family whose members are behaving at their worst. The story of There Was No War in '72 begins from the point of view of Yoni (Adam Abulafia), the beleaguered son of an...
    Starring: Ava Haddad, Adam Abulafia, Nataly Atia, Elon Eysh, Ayelet Gabay, Shmuel Edelman
  • Renana Kol
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    Humans, wherever they are, are born into an endless competition with each other, and each age has its own goals. A colorful allegory to the well-known children’s game of musical chairs, where you...
  • Yael Hersonski
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    "In 1942, the Nazi propaganda machine was hard at work. 70 years later, the deceit is finally unmasked." Yael Hersonski's powerful documentary achieves a remarkable feat through its penetrating look...
  • Ramy A. Katz
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    A mother of six in a provincial town, fighting with courage and wisdom to keep her family together despite the harsh violence against her from her abusive husband, and her eldest son who stands by...
    Starring: Avshalom Gil, Roni Marom & Matan Zohar
  • Joel Silberg
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    Rabbi Kuni Lemel has just finished a Torah and is going to donate it to a congregation in Cairo. In exchange for the Torah scroll, the congregation in Cairo will give Kuni's congregation some antique...
    Starring: Mike Burstyn, Igor Borisov, Ze'ev Berlinski
  • Cate Shortland
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    As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a...
    Starring: Saskia Rosendahl, Nele Trebs, Mike Weidner, Ursina Lardi, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Philip Wiegratz
  • Nir Matarasso & Gur Bentwich
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    A four minute post-political utopian dog animation. To arrange a public screening of this film visit: http://firstcourse.net/
    Starring: Bushwhack, Hemda Leabes, Maya Kenig, Ilana shalom, Maor Cohen, Electronic Roni, Eyal Shirai
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
  • Eliezer Shapiro
     / 
    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
  • Eliezer Shapiro
     / 
    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
  • Eliezer Shapiro
     / 
    Season 2 takes the characters further into their relationships, delves deeper into their individual and religious identities, and continues the saga of their seemingly endless single status.  ...
    Starring: Tali Sharon, Yael Sharoni, Sharon Fauster, Ohad Knoeler, Amos Tamam, Ori Halachmi
  • Eliezer Shapiro
     / 
    Season 2 takes the characters further into their relationships, delves deeper into their individual and religious identities, and continues the saga of their seemingly endless single status.  ...
    Starring: Tali Sharon, Yael Sharoni, Sharon Fauster, Ohad Knoeler, Amos Tamam, Ori Halachmi
  • Sandy Dickson & Churchill Roberts
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    By age 14, he had written five novels and penned a diary about the Nazi occupation of Prague. By 16, he had produced 170 drawings and paintings, edited an underground magazine in the Jewish ghetto,...
    Starring: Chava Pressburger, Yehudit Shendar
  • Jan Troell
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    A story based on the life of journalist Torgny Segerstedt, who alerted the Swedish public to the threat of Fascism in the 1930s.
    Starring: Jesper Christensen, Pernilla August, Peter Andersson, Lia Boysen, Ulla Skoog, Björn Granath,
  • 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 estate...
    Starring: Karina Smulders, Pleuni Touw, Anna Drijver, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Waldemar Torenstra
  • Vadim Dumesh
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    Short documentary 'Dirty Business' follows the traditional coal industry scattered around Israel and the West Bank, and sheds light on economic relations between the two sides
  • Kobi Machat
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    A variety of peculiar characters, puppets and humans, share a building in a small town: Pertchik who is the building's super and our storyteller, Giovanni the hairdresser, Yardus his assistant,...
    Starring: Kobi Machat, Naya Federman, Yuval Shem Tov, Meir Suissa, Haim Osdon, Yehoram Gaon, Hila Eran, Ron Kaufman, Eden Harel, Oded Menashe
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