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SHOWING 51 FILMS FROM ISRAEL
Strangers

STRANGERS

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 81 minutes
  • Directed By: Erez Tadmor and Guy Nattiv
  • Country: Israel
In Berlin, an Israeli man and a Palestinian woman accidentally swap backpacks on their way to the World Cup. Meeting again, they discover an instant connection, but can two people from the same land but different worlds transcend the larger struggle between their communities?

Following the May 1st screening, American Express ® Cardmembers are invited to a complimentary after movie reception at the American Express Insider Center located at 27 Union Square West, Union Square Ballroom. Details to be provided at the theater! |Read More
Drama
Substitute

SUBSTITUTE

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 19 minutes
  • Directed By: Ben Thompson and Talya Lavie
  • Country: Israel
Zohara has been waiting to go home ever since she was first stationed at a distant military base, but when the day arrives her hopes evaporate. The soldier sent to replace her appears to be suicidal. Instead of leaving, Zohara is ordered to guard the new girl. In Hebrew. |Read More
Drama
Thieves By Law

THIEVES BY LAW

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Alexander Gentelev and Alexander Gentelev
  • Country: Germany, Israel, Spain
In an unprecedented insider first look, Thieves by Law is a front-row invitation into the living rooms and offices of some of the most controversial and elite head honchos in the Russian mafia. Rising through the criminal ranks, the balance of what's legitimate versus what's illegal, and the meaning behind those tattoos made so famous by Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises… it's all out on the table in this surprising documentary. |Read More
Crime, Documentary
Ushpizin

USHPIZIN

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Country: Israel
An Israeli drama with humor set in the customarily closed world of ultra-Orthodox Jews. Moshe and Malli, a married couple, are suffering through a financial crisis and so naturally they pray for help, but instead of a miracle two suspect strangers with criminal pasts appear on their doorstep. The film is reportedly the first made by members of the Israeli ultra-Orthodox community that is aimed at a general audience. |Read More
Wedding Plan

WEDDING PLAN

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 110 minutes
  • Directed By: Rama Burshtein
  • Country: Israel
Spirited bride-to-be Michal is dumped by her fiancé a month before their wedding. Undeterred, she keeps her wedding date, leaving it to fate to provide a suitable groom. With invitations sent, venue booked, and the clock counting down to the big day, Michal goes to increasingly elaborate lengths in her search for Mr. Right, in writer-director Rama Burshtein’s (Fill the Void) funny and poignant romantic comedy. |Read More
Female Director(s), Comedy, Female Screenwriter(s)
Wednesday 0445

WEDNESDAY 0445

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 117 minutes
  • Directed By: Alexis Alexiou
  • Country: Germany, Israel, Greece
A life's work becomes a prison for jazz club owner Stelios when a shady Romanian gangster calls in his debts. This gripping, underworld drama is a parable on the perils of accumulated debt, and a depiction of the descent of a mostly decent man. Director Alexis Alexiou perfectly balances the complex emotions that drive a man to take the most drastic measures available. |Read More
Drama, Thriller
World Narrative Competition Winner: Zero Motivation

WORLD NARRATIVE COMPETITION WINNER: ZERO MOTIVATION

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Country: Israel
The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature goes to Zero Motivation:

Talya Lavie steps into the spotlight with a dark comedy about everyday life for a unit of young female Israeli soldiers. At the human resources office at a remote desert base, women bide their time pushing paper, battling for the top score in Minesweeper, and counting the minutes until they can return to civilian life. Amidst their boredom and clashing personalities, issues of commitment—from friendship to love and country—are handled with humor and sharp-edged wit. |Read More
Yossi

YOSSI

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Eytan Fox and Eytan Fox
  • Country: Israel
Returning to the role that won him TFF's Best Actor award in Eytan Fox's Yossi & Jagger in 2003, Ohad Knoller is extraordinary as Yossi, a closeted gay man living a solitary existence in Tel Aviv. A chance encounter with a group of soldiers ignites Yossi's desire to live an open, fulfilling life. Directed with uncommon honesty and compassion by Fox, this is a deeply moving film about the power of second chances. |Read More
Drama
Zero Motivation

ZERO MOTIVATION

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Directed By: Talya Lavie
  • Country: Israel
Talya Lavie steps into the spotlight with a dark comedy about everyday life for a unit of young female Israeli soldiers. At the human resources office at a remote desert base, women bide their time pushing paper, battling for the top score in Minesweeper, and counting the minutes until they can return to civilian life. Amidst their boredom and clashing personalities, issues of commitment— from friendship to love and country—are handled with humor and sharp-edged wit. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Returning Filmmaker, First Time Filmmaker