Director Shemi Zarhin (“Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi”, “Noodle”, “The World is Funny” – all festival favorites), brings the riveting story of a man gradually surrounded by an all-encompassing silence. Join us at our closing night in the must-watch cinematic experience.
A hybrid docudrama film that follows Israeli diplomat, Asher Naim, on a seemingly insurmountable mission to bring 15,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel. As Asher learns more about these African Jews, he finds himself between worlds and facing a crisis of faith in himself and his country. The docudrama follows the behind-the-scenes politics leading up to Operation Solomon – the two day airlift in May 1991 pulled off in climactic chaos of the Ethiopian Civil War.
An award-winning debut which swept the Israeli audience, Cinema Sabaya brings the story of a unique multi-cultural film workshop. It was nominated to eight categories in the Israeli Film Academy Awards, winning three including best film and best director. The movie was also Israel’s official entry to the 2023 Academy Awards.
A graceful, compelling look at a young ultra-orthodox couple in Safed, as they suffer and work through a family trauma. Beautifully photographed and acted, it presents the orthodox society in which the couple lives as complex and multifaceted, in contrast to the often-used approach that portrays religious life as uniformly repressive and the secular world as unironically positive.
Image of Victory
When an Egyptian propaganda filmmaker sets out to write a news story about the task force that liberates Palestinian farmers, he ends up playing a more prominent role in the conflict than he initially bargained for. Tensions rise as he…
Rashi is a police officer who deals with some of the most difficult aspects of a society he is sworn to protect. With each blow, he is a man only reinforced in his ideals of right and wrong. But he…
Months of miserable living in the prison-like nursing home and the loss of a pension force 75-year-old widower Dov to think outside of the box to move back into his old home. When he decides to sell the state-sponsored cannabis…
The Dead of Jaffa
Three children from the West Bank are smuggled to Israel. Without a mother and a father in jail, the siblings arrive at the home of George and Rita, an Israeli Palestinian couple who live in Jaffa. George is afraid that…
The God of the Piano
Anat could never be the musician her father wished her to be. So when she finds out her child is deaf at birth it pushes her to a breaking point. She is willing to stop at nothing to live her…
Flawless toes the line between cautionary tale and teen romp in a way that is both intriguing and endearing. Meet Eden, a transgender girl who has recently transferred to a different high school. Her two new friends, Mika and Keshet,…