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The Syrian Bride

Eran Riklis | 97 min.
5

The Syrian Bride

Mona's wedding day is slated to be one of the saddest days of her life. She knows that once she crosses the border between Israel and Syria to marry Syrian TV star Tallel, a man she has never even met, she will never be allowed back to her family in Majdal Shams, a Druze village in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights. Her family must also contend with the clash between the traditional and the new, as Mona's various family members unites to see her off. The Syrian Bride is a story about physical, mental and emotional borders, and the strength and will to cross them.

Inventing Our Life: The Kibbutz Experiment

Toby Perl Freilich | 80 min.
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Inventing Our Life: The Kibbutz Experiment

This documentary examines the 100-year history of Israel's kibbutz movement, recreating its glorious past and chronicling its recent decline. The kibbutz movement was a successful experiment in pure communism, but can it keep going? Can it get through the trails of being radically socialist in a capitalist world? The film focuses on the heartbreak and hope of the modern kibbutz as a new generation struggles to ensure its survival.

Time of Favor

Joseph Cedar | 102 min.
5

Time of Favor

Menachem is a Yeshivah student and newly made commander of his own IDF unit. His dynamic right-wing spiritual leader, Rabbi Meltzer, who's West Bank Yeshivah Menachem attends, is the father of his love Michal. Although Menachem is a beloved student and commander, the rabbi has not chosen him to be the suitor for his daughter. Instead, the bone will be thrown to Pini, a brilliant Yeshivah sudent student. But the rabbi's daughter won't allow herself to be some prize. And when she scorns Pini, Pini begins hatching his his own secret plot.

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