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Past Life
Two Israeli sisters unravel the shocking truth about their father's murky wartime experiences this hybrid detective thriller and heart-tugging melodrama. Unfolding in the late 1970s, PAST LIFE centres on the daughters of Holocaust survivors, combative liberal journalist Nana and her…
A Tale of Love and Darkness
It is 1945, and a young Amos Oz is living in Jerusalem with his parents. It is a difficult time for both the nation and for Oz, whose mother has put the weight of all her hopes and dreams upon…
1945
On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. The townspeople - suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning -…
The Farewell Party - Mita Tova
Sassy, poignant and full of heart this is a compassionate, off-beat comedy about life, death and friendship. Ezikiel and his friends at a Jerusalem retirement home build a euthanasia machine to help their terminally ill friend. When rumours of the…
The Wedding Plan - Laavor et hakir
Exhausted by single life at 32, spirited bride-to-be Michal is eager for the comfort and companionship of marriage. When her fiance dumps her one month before their wedding she is devastated but undeterred, and decides to keep her wedding date,…
The Decent One - The Life of Heinrich Himmler
In 1945 a young soldier comes into the possession of a suitcase filled with private letters, documents, journals and photographs belonging to Heinrich Himmler. THE DECENT ONE uses these extraordinary, never-before-seen materials to access the deluded, unwavering and unnerving life…
The Testament
Yoel, a senior Holocaust researcher, has dedicated his life to diligently studying the Nazi's methodologies across Austria and Hungary. Over the course of his research he discovers classified documents which hint to the fact that his mother is living under…
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Viviane Amsalem is seeking a divorce from her estranged husband, and finds herself effectively put on trial by Israel's powerful religious establishment. After three years, her devout husband Elisha still refuses to accede. His cold intransigence, Viviane's determination, and the…
Bethlehem
Exploring the complex friendship between Israeli secret service officer Raz, and his teenage Palestinian informant, Sanfur, who is also the brother of a senior Palestinian militant, BETHLEHEM follows Sanfur as he becomes increasingly conflicted, learning of the Israeli plan to…
One Week and a Day - Shavua ve Yom
As Eyal finishes the traditional Jewish week of mourning for his late son, his wife Vicky urges him to return to their routine -- but just because the shiva has ended doesn't mean it's life as usual. Nominated for the…
Rabin, The Last Day
For many Israelis, the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 marked a grim turning point for their country. In the words of the commission set up to investigate the murder, "Israeli society [would] never be the same again.…
Felix and Meira
Meira is a Hasidic wife and mother consumed by the strict rules of her society. Felix is an eccentric French Canadian man mourning his wealthy father. When the two meet in a bakery, an unexpected friendship is born. It soon…
The People vs. Fritz Bauer
Germany, 1957. Attorney General Fritz Bauer receives crucial evidence on the whereabouts of the so-called 'Architect of the Holocaust', Adolf Eichmann. Bauer, himself Jewish, has been trying to take crimes from the Third Reich to court ever since his return…
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe
Austrian author Stefan Zweig was a cosmopolitan, a pacifist and a bonafide literary star. A contemporary of Freud, Dali and Theodore Herzl, he was, for a time, the most-translated writer in Europe. Foreseeing Europe's decline at an early stage, Zweig…
Zero Motivation - Efes beyahasei enosh
MASH meets Girls in Talya Lavie's sharply observed debut film ZERO MOTIVATION. At a remote and dysfunctional military base deep in the Israeli desert, the female clerical staff are at the centre of the action. A hilarious, poignant and crowd-pleasing…
Censored Voices - Israel’s 1967 Six-Day War
In 1967, Israel was threatened by the armies of Egypt,Syria and Jordan, which had gathered to annihilate the state. Six days later, the war was over. It was seen as a decisive victory for Israel, but beneath the celebrations were…