Israel Film Center Festival 2020 in Variety

By Dave McNary, May 11, 2020 4:28 pm PT

The Israel Film Center Festival has announced that its eighth edition will be a completely virtual experience this year, running June 7-14.

The festival will be presented online by the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. Films will be available for 24 hours after their initial screening time and include Q&A discussions with filmmakers and talent. Tickets cost $8 per screening.

The festival’s opening night selection will be the New York premiere of Gur Bentwich’s comedy “Peaches and Cream,” in which a neurotic film director experiences a breakdown on the night his new film is released.

The lineup also includes Alon Gur Arye’s comedy, “Mossad,” in which a  tech billionaire is kidnapped, causing an international espionage competition between the Mossad and the CIA; Boaz Armoni’s comedy “The Electrifiers”; Erez Tadmor’s “The Art of Waiting”; Yaron Shani’s drama “Chained”; the documentary “There Are No Lions in Tel Aviv”; four episodes of the documentary “Dayan: The First Family”; and Dani Menkin’s documentary “Aulcie.”


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