Israeli Themes

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

The Testament

About the Film 

An uncompromising Holocaust researcher uncovers highly classified evidence that suggests a long-buried secret about his mother, which casts doubt on his family history, in this Best Film winner at the Haifa International Film Festival.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
96 minutes

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