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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
  • 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
  • Erez Tadmor, Sharon Maymon
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    A group of obese people from the Israeli city of Ramla is fed up with their strict diet regime. But when Herzl, one of them, starts working as a dish washer in a Japanese restaurant, he is exposed...
    Starring: Itzik Cohen, Shaul Azar, Dvir Benedek
  • 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
  • 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
  • Maha Assal
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    A young man wakes up in the morning, opens his refrigerator, takes out a plastic bottle of orange juice, drinks from it, and then spits all the juice out. He develops a habit of stealing oranges from...
    Starring: Duraid Liddawi, Sameer Abu Elassal
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hilla Medalia
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    Ever since seventeen-year-old Rachel Levy, an Israeli, was killed years ago in Jerusalem by a Palestinian suicide bomber, her mother Abigail has never found peace. Levy's killer was Ayat al-Akhras,...
    Starring: Abigail Levy, Abu al Akhras, Um Samir al-Akhras
  • Mihal Brezis & Oded Binnun
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    And they were both naked, the man and the woman, and were not ashamed - Book of Genesis 2:25 A modern-day Adam and Eve story that explores what happens during the moment of intimacy--and what gets...
    Starring: Moris Cohen, Rotem Cohen-Zisman
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Avi Nesher
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    This offbeat musical directed by Avi Nesher follows a dozen members of the military entertainment troupe, whose mission is to entertain the Israeli Army following the Six Day War in 1967. Although...
    Starring: Gidi Gov, Liron Nirgad, Sassi Keshet, Doval'e Glickman, Meir Suissa, Smadar Brener, Dafna Armoni, Gali Atari, Chelli Goldenberg, Gilat Ankori
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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
  • Dani Menkin, Yonatan Nir
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    Morad, a teenager living in an Arab neighboorhood in Israel, had everything a teenager could want; he was socially popular, loved by his family, an athlete, and a good student. But after a cruel...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • Michal Aviad
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    Over twenty years after Lily, a left-wing activist, and Nira, a reserved television editor, were raped by the same serial rapist, an unexpected encounter brings them together. Based on a real man who...
    Starring: Jenya Dodina, Ronit Elkabetz, Sivan Levy
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Arik Kaplun
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    This charming, entertaining film, full of warm humor and sentiment, swept the recent Israeli Awards in almost every category. Three parallel sories of love unfold in Israel during the Gulf War with...
    Starring: Evelyne Kaplun, Nir Levy, Shmil Ben Ari, Mosko Alkalay, Dalia Friedland, Vladimir Friedman, Israel Damidov, Lana Sachanova, Jenya Fleisher, Evyatar Lazar, Lucy Dubinchik, Valentin Nikulin, Aleksandr Stanilov
  • 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
  • Keren Yedidya
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    In the heart of Jaffa, Reuven's garage is a family business. His daughter Mali and his son Meir, as well as Toufik, a young Palestinian, work there. No one suspects that Mali and Toufik have been in...
    Starring: Moni Moshonov, Ronit Elkabetz, Mahmud Shalaby, Hussein Yassin Mahajne, Dalia Beger, Dana Ivgy
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 meets Azaria’s ex (Tehila) and likes what he sees...
  • Eran Riklis
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    The Human Resources Manager of Jerusalem’s largest bakery is in trouble. He is separated from his wife, distanced from his daughter and stuck in a job he hates. When one of his employees, a foreign...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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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     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...
  • 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. Reut finds herself on a blind date. Yifat and Amir...
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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...
  • 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
  • Daniel Sykrin
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    Ya'ara, a blind twenty-four-year-old woman, is attractive, independent, confident and intelligent, and she has just begun her PhD in Mathematics at Princeton University. When she hears of her cousin...
    Starring: Tali Sharon, Sandra Sade, Assi Dayan, Michael Aloni, Avigail Harari, Guy Loel, Israel Poliakov
  • 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...
  • 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. Hodaya feels rebellious at work. Nati scares Tehila...
  • 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...
  • 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. Nati faces temptation, then makes quite the proposal....
  • Joseph Pitchhadze
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    A real estate agent and his wife upset with his wife's newest pregnancy, throwing their marriage into turmoil. A suspicious businessman returns to Israel to care for his ailing father. A single...
    Starring: Yussuf Abu-Warda, Jack Adalist, Sarah Adler, Assaf Ashtar, Vladimir Friedman, Sasson Gabai
  • 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
  • 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. Hodaya gets the offer of a lifetime. Amir and Yifat’s...
  • 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...
  • Rami Na'aman
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    An enchanting comedy about the adventure of a Jewish professor, an Arab sanitation worker, and a young Italian nun, who discover a utterly surprising similarity in their uncommon interests. At first...
    Starring: Mosko Alkalai, Gabi Amrani, Salim Daw, Gideon Zinger, Gilat Ankori, Sean McBridge, Lorance Bovard
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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
  • Hagai Levi
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    Created by Hagai Levi, 60 min, Narrative (2014)   In this innovative new series, Hagai Levi portrays four Israeli cultural heroes who fluctuated between genius and madness. These artists...
    Starring: Yehuda Almagor, Neta shpigelman, Itay Barnea, Hava Ortman
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ganit Ilouz
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    Hadeel, a charismatic Arab teacher, teaches Arabic in a Jewish elementary school. Her relationships with the pupils and staff enable both parties to have a unique glance at one another's cultures,...
  • Yariv Horowitz
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    1989. The first Intifada. 18-year-old Tomer, a soldier stationed in Gaza, is sent to avenge the death of his fellow soldier and comes to some realizations about the political and existential...
    Starring: Yon Tumarkin, Roy Nik, Henry David, Lavi Zitner, Yoram Ishay.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gennady Kuchuk
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    Once a week Alexander , a famous and respected violinist, calls his only daughter, Sashen'ka - a girl who is growing up with her mother outside of Israel. And, like every week, this time he is...
    Starring: Slava Bibergel and Tania Kiseliova
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hilla Medalia
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    Happy You're Alive documents the tragedy of battle in the West Bank and the lasting effects of war on two men, as they struggle to put their combat experiences behind them. Their difficult return to...
    Starring: Kobi
  • 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,...
  • Raphaël Nadjari
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    In contemporary Jerusalem, a small Jewish family leads an ordinary life until, after a car accident, the father mysteriously disappears. They all deal with his absence and the difficulties of...
    Starring: Michael Moshonov, Limor Goldstein, Shmuel Vilozni, Ilan Dar, Yoav Hait, Reut Lev, Yonathan Alster, Ilanit Ben-Yaakov, Dov Berkovitz, Avital Blum, Jonathan Carlsson, Avi Elmalich, Nir Farida, Avia Gaon, Robert Hoening
  • Dina Tzvi-Riklis
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    Based on the novel by Rachel Eytan. Summer 1944. 13 year old Maya is placed in a foster home. The director of the home falls in love with her, as Maya reminds him of a tortured love affair from his...
    Starring: Amit Moshkovitz, Yehezkel Lazarov, Alena Yiv, Aki Avni, Rotem Zissman-Cohen.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dror Sabo
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    It is the height of summer and the reality show "His Heart's Choice" is just about to launch its third season. Zacky Reibenbach, the show's creator, knows that without a really good gimmick, there is...
    Starring: Noa Barkai, Ofer Sechter, Levi Gershon, Gal Zaid, Amnon Wolf, Eran Sarel, Hadas Moreno, Meital Ben Hemo, Michael Moshonov, Yaron Motola, Maya Gasner, Asi Azar, Amit Lior
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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
  • Yossi Madmony
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    This is the story of a highly decorated retired general, who, in a moment of arrogance in his youth, sold his place in heaven to an army cook for a plate of a spicy omelet.
    Starring: Alon Aboutboul, Tom Graziani, Rotem Zissman-Cohen, Yossi Pollak
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rose Bosch
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    In picturesque Montmarte, three children wearing a yellow star play in the streets, oblivious to the darkness spreading over Nazi-occupied France. Their parents do not seem too concerned either,...
    Starring: Jean Reno, Mélanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh
  • Alexa Karolinski
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    Oma and Bella is an intimate glimpse into the life of two dynamic elderly Jewish women in Berlin. The film follows them as make elaborate dishes recalled from their childhoods, before the Holocaust....
    Starring: Regina Karolinski & Bella Katz
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
    Starring: Ohad Knoler, Yael Sharoni, Amos Tamam, Tali Sharon, Sharon Fauster, Zohar Strauss
  • 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
  • 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
  • Emanuel Rosen & Tali Rosen
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    Stories of young Muslim Israeli women stuck between two cultures, unable to belong to the community and tradition in which they were raised, nor to Israeli Jewish society.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mushan Salmona
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    Newly discharged from the Israeli Army, Ra'ed, a Bedouin from an unnrecognized village in the Negev desert, is determind to save his family's failing herd of sheep, about to be sold.  He plans...
    Starring: Maisa Abd Elhadi, Ednan Abu Wadi, Bilal Alassad
  • Jacob Goldwasser
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    When Morris, a fellow survivor of the Nazi concentration camps, comes to visit Menachem in Israel in 1962, Menachem is glad to see him, and intrigued by his tales about nearly limitless prosperity...
    Starring: Aryeh Moskona, Dafna Rechter, Moti Giladi
  • Ari Folman, Ori Sivan
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    Clara is a 7th grade Russian emigre to this Negev town, and lives in a trailer on the edge of town. What makes Clara unique are her telekinetic powers, allowing her to predict the future. She can...
    Starring: Lucy Dubinchik, Halil Elohev, Johnny Peterson, Maya Maron, Maya De-Fries, Tal Feigenboim, Yigal Naor, Joe El Dror, Orly Silbersatz Banai, Tal Ben-Bina, Menashe Noy, Jenya Dodina, Ronald Heilovsky
  • 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
     / 
    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
     / 
    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 Halachm
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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 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
  • Hagai Levi
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    Created by Hagai Levi, 60 min, Narrative (2014) In the last two years of her life, the poet Yona Wallach suddenly became a public figure. The scandal caused by her poem “Tefillin” had serious...
    Starring: Yehuda Almagor, Neta shpigelman, Itay Barnea, Hava Ortman
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hagai Levi
     / 
    Created by Hagai Levi, 60 min, Narrative (2014) The artist Aviva Uri may well have been the most important and influential woman in the history of modern Israeli art. Her relatively late...
    Starring: Yehuda Almagor, Neta shpigelman, Itay Barnea, Hava Ortman
  • 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...
  • Mohammad Bakri
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    With touching personal style and breathtaking cinematography, Director Mohammad Bakri tells the story of his 78 year old aunt Zahara, from the times of pre-state Palestine to present, leading the...
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
     / 
    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
     / 
    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
  • 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
  • Yael Hersonski
     / 
    "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...
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