This documentary follows one family’s struggle to honor the wishes of a dead relative after she requests to be buried as a Muslim in an all-Jewish town. Her request causes conflict due to issues of identity and the true definition of what home really is.
This coming-of-age story follows Mina, a 16-year old Jewish girl who has grown up during the Ethiopian Civil War. Her family plans on fleeing to Israel, where Mina’s mother awaits them. However, this plan excludes Eli, Mina’s Christian boyfriend, who lives in the woods to evade being drafted into the army. In order to remain together, Mina hatches a plan to save Eli, but in times of war, all plans tend to go wrong.
A famous conductor, Eduard Sporck, is approached to create an Israeli-Palestinian orchestra, but is quickly drawn into a sea of problems. Young musicians from both sides are unable to form a team, largely due to their personal experiences with war, oppression, or the risk of terrorist attacks. For the orchestra to be a success, Sporck must help his musicians overcome their own beliefs, fears, and bigotry in order to come together.
After an ordinary family dinner, 23-year-old Ilan Halimi makes plans for coffee with a beautiful girl he met at work. The next time Ilan’s family hears from him is through a cryptic message from kidnappers, demanding ransom in exchange for their son’s life. This spurs a massive police manhunt over the next 24 days and triggers political outcry against anti-semitism in France.
An aging father, Reuben (Doval’e Glickman), reunites with his son, Gadi (Nevo Kimchi), with special needs, who he abandoned years earlier. Gadi lived happily with his mother until her tragic death and now is forced to move in with his father. Their relationship becomes more complicated as Reuben’s kidneys are failing and Gadi wants to donate one of his own to help save his father’s life. life. The film is genuine and empathetic in spirit and portrays a relationship full of love, rejection, and codependency.
After fleeing Europe for Uruguay during WWII, Jacob Kaplan built a quiet life. Now 76, and in the middle of an existential crisis, Jacob believes that a German man who runs a café by the beach is actually a Nazi fugitive. He devises a plan to kidnap the German and smuggle him to Israel for trial.
The Keeper tells the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann (David Kross), a German soldier and prisoner of war who, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice, secures the position of goalkeeper at Manchester City and becomes a footballing icon.
Curmudgeonly widower Nat Dayan (Jonathan Pryce) clings to his way of life as a kosher bakery shop owner in London’s East End. Understaffed, Nat reluctantly enlists the help of teenager Ayyash (Jerome Holder), who has a secret side gig selling marijuana to help his immigrant mother make ends meet. When Ayyash accidentally drops his stash into the mixing dough, the challah starts flying off the shelves, and an unlikely friendship forms between the old Jewish baker and his young Muslim apprentice. Director John Goldschmidt tells a warmhearted and humorous story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places.
Brothers Jozek (Maciej Stuhr) and Franek (Ireneusz Czop) discover a secret that changes the perception of their father, their entire family, their neighbors, and the history of their nation. A Polish village sets the scene for this thriller based on true events.
On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village’s deported Jews, expecting them to demand their illegally-acquired property back. The townspeople—suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning—expect the worst and behave accordingly.
Director Ferenc Török paints a complex picture of a society trying to come to terms with recent horrors they have experienced, perpetrated, or tolerated for personal gain. A superb ensemble cast, lustrous black and white cinematography, and historically detailed art direction contribute to an eloquent drama that reiterates Thomas Wolfe’s famed sentiment: you can’t go home again.