Dramatic Stories

Murer: Anatomy of a Trial

About the Film 

The case of a sadistic Nazi criminal, the so-called Butcher of Vilnius, is presented in this transfixing courtroom drama about a shameful miscarriage of justice and scandal implicating the Austrian courts, press and government in a nation still denying its wartime complicity.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
138 minutes

Noble Savage

About the Film 

A troubled teen’s desperate efforts to unite his broken Israeli family and reach reconciliation, spin out of control, in this modern Greek tragedy, a humane examination of anguished characters fighting to overcome their circumstances, nominated for ten Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
99 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

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

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

Sobibor

About the Film 
A Soviet-Jewish prisoner-of-war spearheads a revolt and escape from the inhuman conditions in a concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, in this true story of the most successful Nazi death camp uprising, and Russia’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
117 minutes

The Tale

About the Film 

A globetrotting journalist reckons with her childhood sexual abuse, in this autobiographical drama, a searing excavation of distorted memory and suppressed trauma, with Laura Dern in a career-defining role in which she slowly unravels the horrid truth about the monstrous abuse she internalized for so long.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
114 minutes

Working Woman

About the Film 

This Israeli take on sexual harassment in the #MeToo era, brings nail-biting tension and squirm-inducing realism to the story of an ambitious young mother trapped between escalating office misogyny and financial strain at home, a nuanced depiction of gray workplace dynamics.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
94 minutes

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