Romantic Stories

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

Enemies, A Love Story

About the Film 

In this soulful, brilliantly acted adaptation of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s tragicomic novel, nominated for three Academy Awards, featuring nostalgic scenes of bustling midcentury New York City and a period pop and klezmer soundtrack, an enigmatic Holocaust survivor navigates romantic entanglements in postwar America.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
119 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

A Fortunate Man

About the Film 

Seeking to reject his strict religious upbringing and fulfill his dreams, a pastor’s ambitious son hopes to wed into a wealthy Jewish family and find success in 19th century Copenhagen, in this sweeping romance from Danish Academy Award-winning filmmaker Bille August.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
167 minutes

Gloomy Sunday

About the Film 
Finding themselves mired in wartime intrigue, the erotic entanglements of three lovers at a chic 1930s Budapest café are upended as the Holocaust engulfs Hungary, in this intricate time-jumping love story, a newly crowned classic of Jewish cinema based on Nick Barkow’s bestselling novel.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
112 minutes

Leona

About the Film 

Transitioning into adulthood, a young, independently-minded Mexico City woman finds herself torn between her Syrian-Jewish family and a forbidden love, in this delicate, melancholic romance, with an exquisite, award-winning performance by the lead actress, which deftly blends warm romantic comedy with an incisive feminist journey of discovery and self-determination.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
95 minutes

Love, Gilda

About the Film 

Through laughter and tears, trailblazing Saturday Night Live comedienne Gilda Radner narrates her too-brief life story, in this affectionate and privileged look at a beloved, brilliant comic superstar who exuded positivity even in the darkest times, and who continues to inspire a new generation of fans and performers.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
88 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

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

Simon and Théodore

About the Film 

Touching the heartstrings and tickling the funny bone, this French dramedy follows the eccentric friendship between an emotionally troubled man who escapes a psychiatric ward, and a rebellious teen running from his family, two misfits seeking self-acceptance, their misadventures peaking in poignant and unexpected ways.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
84 minutes