7 Blessings

7 Blessings

In Israel’s official entry for the Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film, Ayelet Menahemi’s 7 Blessings revolves around an eventful Jewish Moroccan family wedding and the traditional blessings that are pronounced during the ceremony, again at the reception, and…

Black Notebooks

Black Notebooks

Shlomi Elkabetz shares a poignant love letter to his sister, the late actress and director Ronit Elkabetz, and delivers a rare cinematic experience.

Raymonde

Raymonde

Yael Abecassis, armed with a camera, follows her mother into a world where she had always been a stranger. “You know, daughter, Morocco is a kind of therapy…” For the first time, mother and daughter embark on a journey together…

Turn Left At The End Of The World

Turn Left At The End Of The World

In a tiny Israeli town in the middle of nowhere, two immigrant families, one from Morocco and the other from India, become neighbors. They are forced to live together, suspicious of one another, each raising teengae daughters (Liraz Charhi and…

White Lies

White Lies

A young theater director returns to Israel after many years in Paris where he learns that his mother is seriously ill. His loving bond with his mother and his desire to protect her causes a web of “white lies” to…

The Syrian Bride

The Syrian Bride

Mona’s (Clara Khoury) wedding day could be the saddest day of her life. If she crosses the border to marry her fiance’ (Dirar Suleiman), a Syrian TV star, she may never be able to return to Israel. It is a story…

Shiva

Shiva

A roller coaster ride of emotions is the setting for the Ohayon famil’s “Shiva” or seven day mourning period following the tragic death of their brother. Jealousy, sibling rivalry and gossip mark the weeklong forced reunion between the eight siblings…

Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open

Aaron (Zohar Strauss), a respected butcher and a family man in an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem, leads a conservative life of community devotion and spiritual dedication.  Aaron’s life undergoes a series of emotional changes following the arrival of a…

Three Mothers

Three Mothers

“Three Mothers” is a poignant tale of the lives of triplet sisters (, born in Alexandria to the palace midwife but raised in Israel. This is a film that challenges the meaning of marital loyalties and sibling relationships. Stars: Miri…

Sweet Mud

Sweet Mud

Abundant with humor and heartache, “Sweet Mud” offers an unvarnished and personal portrait of life on an Israeli kibbutz, often idealized as a paragon of Utopian movement but not equipped to cope with individuality. Written by Dror Shaul, Starring – Tomer Steinhof, Ronit…