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  • 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 of the neighborhood's inhabitants: a young Israeli (Shahir Kabaha) fighting a criminal vendetta against his family, a Palestinian refugee (Ibrahim Frege) working illegally to finance a life-saving surgery, a Jewish police detective (Eran Naim) obsessed with finding his missing brother, and an affluent Palestinian (Scandar Copti) dreaming of a positive future with his Jewish girlfriend. But their intersecting stories leads to a dramatic collision of different worlds and the tragic consequences of enemies living as neighbors.

    Learn more about AJAMI at IsraelFilmCenter.org

    Starring: Fouad Habash, Ibrahim Frege, Shahir Kabaha
  • 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, communication, and business dominate his life. He has many problems, to say the least. Moshe's mother is Jewish, his father an Arab; his father may or may not sell ancestral land; his wife and mistress have lovers, one is a close friend; much of Moshe's surroundings seem under construction or in renovation. As he becomes entangled in his confusing family relations and divided ancestry, he finds himself put to the test in ways that change his ordinary existence into something far more complicated.

    For more information visit the Israel Film Center

    Starring: Moshe Ivgy, Hanna Maron, Dalit Kahan
  • 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 terrorized Tel Aviv in the 70s, the press named Lily and Nina's assaulter the well-mannered "Polite Rapist", due to his predilection for imprisoning women and interspersing rape with lengthy conversations. So intense is the chance meeting between them that the women find themselves digging into their pasts, stirring up memories, and trying to bridge the gap between the victims they once were and the people they have become.

    For more information visit the Israel Film Center

    Starring: Jenya Dodina, Ronit Elkabetz, Sivan Levy
  • 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, is childless and one-sided, while his relationship with his mistress, Eva, is about to fall apart. Upon recovery, Breznitz is handed an insignificant murder case. In pursuit of the unknown killer, he discovers a culprit who confesses to the crime, but Breznitz doubts the man's guilt. Instead, he starts taking a tour of Israel's underground, which includes a prostitute turned hairdresser, a pimp who poses as a born-again Jew, and a homosexual artist who has been disowned by his parents. While at first the investigation goes nowhere, a shocking discovery may hold the key to solving the case...

    See more about The Last Suspect at the Israel Film Center

    Starring: Shmil Ben Ari, Orel Timsit, Ruthi Navon, Haim Znati, Zion Baroch
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