Narrative

Optimistic Realist

About the Film 

Fed up with an endless series of dead-end Hollywood casting calls, a struggling young actress takes career advice from her sage fifth-grade Hebrew school students, in this witty, award-winning charmer.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
10 minutes

The Other Story

About the Film 

Complications arise when a dysfunctional Israeli family tries to lure their willful daughter away from Orthodox Judaism, in this universal tale of broken relationships and forgiveness with poignant, gently humorous performances by a stellar cast, a compassionate, empowering ensemble drama exploring the religious-secular divide.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
118 minutes

Promise at Dawn

About the Film 

Nominated for five César Awards, this sweeping adaptation of French novelist Romain Gary’s beloved memoir of exotic globetrotting and an impassioned mother-son bond, contemplates the complex emotional truths of a parent’s self-sacrifice and impossible dreams for a child.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
131 minutes

The Rabbi

About the Film 
A charismatic and much-admired Jerusalem rabbi is shaken when his favorite student makes a revealing confession, in this thought-provoking drama bolstered by nuanced performances and a masterful sparsity of dialogue.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
20 minutes

Redemption

About the Film 

A dutiful but deeply unhappy father fights to save his gravely ill daughter and his own dreams of being a rock musician, in this poignant and probing Israeli drama, a rousing story of self-fulfillment and paternal and fraternal love, in the face of an existential crisis.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
104 minutes

Shabbos Kallah

About the Film 
Newly arrived to Israel from Brooklyn, a jealous best friend contributes inappropriate sex advice at a bridal celebration, in this wickedly funny and ultimately touching feminist take on millennial friendships. Best Israeli Short winner at the Jerusalem Film Festival.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
16 minutes

Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog

About the Film 

The timeless, unbreakable bond between a boy and his faithful dog is put to the ultimate test in wartime Berlin, in this heartwarming family drama, a sensitively told story of love, loyalty and courage, enabling children of all ages to learn about the Holocaust.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
93 minutes

Shiva Baby

About the Film 

Sex and family awkwardly intertwine when a college student runs into her sugar daddy at a Jewish funeral service, in this provocative and droll examination of relationships in the hook-up culture of the digital age.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
8 minutes

Shoelaces

About the Film 

This wholly engaging, tender family dramedy about the knotty relationship between an aging, irascible mechanic and the exuberant special-needs son he abandoned long before, both tested by tribulations that prompt complicated ethical and legal questions with profound ramifications, was nominated for eight Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
90 minutes

Shooting Life

About the Film 
While helping his war-weary students find their own voices, a high school teacher attempts to start a new life in Sderot, an Israeli town where air raid sirens and missile attacks are ubiquitous, in this teen drama that ponders, from the next generation’s viewpoint, the shattered dreams and future hopes of the Middle East.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
87 minutes

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