Children of Peace

Children of Peace

Arabs and Jews have lived in ongoing conflict for over a century. A group of dreamers decided to challenge everything they know about their nationalities and histories and founded a village in 1970s Israel as a social experiment. The film…

The Child Within Me

The Child Within Me

Yehuda Poliker, one of Israel’s musical giants – in a retrospective meeting of his own life – stares calmly into the camera; sometimes with longing, sometimes with regret, but mostly lovingly. He watches rare archival footage, some of which are…

Home

Home

In this explosive true-crime drama, a newly married young man’s ambition to open a computer store in his ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem neighborhood begets a shocking clash of tradition versus modernity. Devout yeshiva student Yair (Roy Nik) tries to support his family…

Generation 1.5

Generation 1.5

The massive Aliyah from the former USSR left an indelible mark on Israeli society. However, their integration into Israeli society was not without challenges and sacrifices. The film captures the profound narrative of the monumental exodus from the Soviet Union…

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.

Silent

Silent

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.

Exodus 91

Exodus 91

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.

Cinema Sabaya

Cinema Sabaya

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.

Barren

Barren

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.