Israeli Themes

The Dive

About the Film 
Three fractious Israeli brothers clashing over conflicting life choices and patriotic expectations, must bypass their differences to fulfill their late father’s dying wish, in this sober, darkly comic drama reflecting the personal toll of a testosterone-fueled country caught in perpetual conflict, a Best Israeli Feature that swept four Jerusalem Film Festival awards.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
91 minutes

Echo

About the Film 
Suspecting that his wife is cheating on him, a man heads down a rabbit hole of extreme measures, in this sophisticated, gripping Israeli psychological drama, a somber meditation on the intersection between love and obsession, and the fateful damage of words unheard or unsaid, nominated for four Israeli Academy Awards including Best Actor.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
98 minutes

Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story

About the Film 
This modern fairy tale blurs the lines of fantasy and reality, to illuminate the compulsive creativity behind the vibrant and colorful renowned Israeli writer and humorist, with animations of Keret’s stories, reenactments of events from his life, and interviews with family, friends and colleagues.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
67 minutes

Family in Transition

About the Film 
This deeply intimate and sympathetic examination of identity, tolerance and transcendent love focuses on a close-knit Israeli family grappling with gender transition—the husband desiring to become a woman—in the face of vilification by their conservative northern Israeli town, and even by some friends and relatives.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
70 minutes

Fig Tree

About the Film 

In this unflinching, coming-of-age drama, nominated for five Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film, a Jewish teen attempts to save those she loves and navigate her own fate in war-torn Ethiopia, where young men are scooped off the street and conscripted into the army against their will.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
93 minutes

Good Morning Son

About the Film 

A young IDF soldier critically injured during a Gaza military operation, clings to life while his family maintains a bedside vigil, in this sensitive Israeli drama, a beautifully rendered story of human resilience that illustrates the ordeal faced by military families in Israel and throughout the world.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
81 minutes

Holy Lands

About the Film 
James Caan leads an all-star cast as a retired American cardiologist who leaves everything behind to become a pig farmer in Israel, in this comedic family drama, a wry, moving, personal tale of a dysfunctional family—with an ex-wife, an alienated son and a perennial student daughter—striving for reconciliation and acceptance.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
99 minutes

The Jewish Underground

About the Film 
Vigilante Israeli extremists seek to derail the peace process and spark a holy war, in this shocking look at a decades-old case of domestic terrorism, reconstructed as a detective-thriller with dramatizations and interviews with key figures, portending disturbing implications for modern Israeli politics.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
96 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

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