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12/08/2014

Eran Riklis, Israeli directorEran Riklis, Israeli director

"Middle Eastern cinema should become awareness-raising cinema, like European cinema is"

Living in the Middle East is a question of identity, said Israeli director Eran Riklis. This is why he feels obliged to deal with the conflicts that take place there in most of his films. In Dancing Arabs he narrates the problems of adapting for...

Events and Festivals, Israel

11/08/2014

Zero Motivation a record breaker in Israeli box officeZero Motivation a record breaker in Israeli box office

The new Talya Lavie comedy film has got to around 260,000 admissions since June

Zero Motivation, the new Talya Lavie (director and writer) comedy film, broke all known records in the Israeli film history. Since it hit only 20 screens on June 27, 2014 around 260,000 admissions made this film a record breaker at times when...

Israel

09/07/2014

Eran Riklis’ Dancing Arabs to open Jerusalem Film FestivalEran Riklis’ Dancing Arabs to open Jerusalem Film Festival

Based on Sayed Kashua's novels, the films follows an Arab Israeli boy at boarding school in Jerusalem

As rocket-alert sirens continued to ring out in Israel on Wednesday, organisers of the Jerusalem Film Festival decided to postpone its opening, reports Variety. The festival was set to open on Thursday, with a screening of Dancing Arabs, Eran...

Events and Festivals, Israel

30/06/2014

Israeli filmmaker Tamara Erde completes This is My LandIsraeli filmmaker Tamara Erde completes This is My Land

New documentary explores how the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is taught in schools

What happens when education is used to prevent instead of encourage the world from changing? Israeli director Tamara Erde asks just this question in her newly completed documentary This is My Land. The documentary, developed during the 2013 round...

Israel

26/06/2014

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, an Israeli divorceGett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, an Israeli divorce

The latest instalment in Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz' trilogy is out in French cinemas

Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz' latest film was released in French cinemas on June 25. Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem is the latest instalment in a trilogy on Israeli women that started in 2004 with To Take a Wife, followed by Seven Days (2007),...

Israel

11/06/2014

Katriel Schory, producer and executive director of the Israel Film FundKatriel Schory, producer and executive director of the Israel Film Fund

"In Israel, people are definitely returning to cinemas for Israeli films"

Since its establishment in 1979, the Israeli Film Fund has supported the production of over 340 films, among which five Israeli feature films that made it to this year’s Cannes Film Festival, like Asaf Korman’s Next to Her and Keren Yedaya’s That...

Events and Festivals, Israel

23/05/2014

Next to Her: Cannes reviewNext to Her: Cannes review

Israeli director Asaf Korman’s debut screens at Cannes’ Directors' Fortnight

Taking a familiar art house premise to some highly intriguing places, editor-turned-director Asaf Korman (God’s Neighbours) offers up a darkly compelling first feature with the family drama, Next to Her (At Li Layla), reports The Hollywood...

Events and Festivals, Israel

18/05/2014

That Lovely Girl: Cannes reviewThat Lovely Girl: Cannes review

Israeli director Keren Yedaya’s third feature screens at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard

Directed and written by Keren Yedaya, That Lovely Girl, screened at this year’s Un Certain Regard in Cannes, was adapted from the novel “Away From His Absence” by Shez. Variety reviewed the film. Moshe (Tzahi Grad) and Tammy (Maayan Turjeman) are...

Events and Festivals, Israel

06/04/2014

Ballroom Dancing in Jaffa bridges gaps between Jewish and Palestinian childrenBallroom Dancing in Jaffa bridges gaps between Jewish and Palestinian children

Hilla Medalia’s documentary is out in French cinemas on April 2

Ballroom dancing bridges gaps between Jewish and Palestinian children in Israel in Dancing in Jaffa, a surprising, well-crafted documentary about how the celebrated dancer Pierre Dulaine, a veteran of a tremendously successful interethnic...

Palestine, Israel

26/02/2014

Israel to invest over 6 millions dollars in international filmingIsrael to invest over 6 millions dollars in international filming

Investment supports international movies and television shows filmed in Jerusalem

The Israeli government and the Municipality of Jerusalem have joined forces to greenlight a grant worth 22 millions shekels (6.3 millions of dollars) for filming international cinema and television productions in Jerusalem, according to...

Industry, Israel

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