Israel

Longing

About the Film 

A middle-aged bachelor’s world is upended when he learns he has lost a son he didn’t know existed, and he belatedly discovers fatherly love and devotion, in this moving Israeli tragicomedy. Nominated for 13 Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film, and Audience Award and Best Script prizewinner at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
104 minutes

Open Your Eyes

About the Film 

A son takes his mother to the eye doctor for a routine exam, their tense and emotional visit laying bare the distrust and prejudice underpinning the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
14 minutes

Our Heroes

About the Film 

Growing elderly and senile, a Jewish war veteran and an Arab villager woman go before TV cameras to share divergent accounts of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, in this hallucinogenic contemplation of media manipulation, faulty memory and historical record.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
17 minutes

A Quiet Heart

About the Film 

Seeking refuge from the pressures as a classically trained musician, a young, secular Israeli woman confronts dangerous religious fanaticism from ultra-Orthodox neighbors, in this thoughtful, quietly gripping snapshot of Israeli social conflict.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
92 minutes

Rebel

About the Film 

Trapped amid meddling neighbors in an insular and religiously restrictive 1950s Greek community in south Tel Aviv, a despairing woman faces an impossible choice between her personal freedom, and motherhood within an abusive marriage.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
17 minutes

Remember Baghdad

About the Film 

Baghdad’s former glamorous age at the dawn of the twentieth century, the utopia lost to violence and intolerance, is revealed in this forgotten story of Iraq’s once prosperous Jewish population that had coexisted with Muslims and Christians in peace and prosperity, before the country’s disintegration from a multiethnic melting pot to a ravaged, war-torn danger zone heralded by Saddam Hussein’s rise to power.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
69 minutes

Saving Neta

About the Film 

Four women with nothing in common each finds her life profoundly altered by an encounter with a mysterious stranger, in this Israeli anthology-drama comprised of four stories, each a thought-provoking contemplation of femininity and parenthood.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
90 minutes

Scaffolding

About the Film 

A conflicted young Israeli is torn between family obligation in his working class home life, and his raging personal aspirations, in this powerful, realistic drama drawn from the filmmaker’s own experiences teaching remedial students. Nominated for 8 Israeli Academy Awards and the Jerusalem Film Festival prize for Best Israeli Feature.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
92 minutes

Shelter

About the Film 

Two women—a Mossad agent and a Lebanese informer—find themselves trapped in a labyrinth of deception, paranoia and intrigue, in this Israeli espionage thriller from veteran filmmaker Eran Riklis.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
93 minutes

Shimala

About the Film 

The hopes, dreams and ultimate despair of an Ethiopian migrant family, separated by a continent and now reunited in Israel, are movingly told through lyrical animation. Based on a true story.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
9 minutes

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