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  • Dani Menkin
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    The inspirational and humorous non-fiction account of a remarkable man and his remarkable life. Ami Ankilewitz was diagnosed with an extremely rare and often fatal form of spinal muscular atrophy (...
  • Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”)...
    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Shai Kapon
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    Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”)...
    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Shai Kapon
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    Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”)...
    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Shai Kapon
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    Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”)...
    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Shai Kapon
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    Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”)...
    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”)...
    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Gur Bentwich
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    Joan of Arc, on her way to meet Zappa 69, runs into a man without a mobile, who changes the course of her life forever, or at least for the following hour. To host a public screening visit...
    Starring: Maya Kenig, Nir Matarasso
  • Hilary Helstein
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    In this powerful documentary, Maya Angelou reveals the story of a brave group of people who fought Hitler with the only weapons they had: charcoal, pencil stubs, shreds of paper, and memories etched...
    Starring: Maya Angelou
  • Eyal Halfon
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    A dark comedy chronicling the trials and tribulations of a small circus troupe who visit the West Bank. When a lion escapes the camp, an unlikely alliance is forged between Russian lion tamer...
    Starring: Yoram Hattab, Jenya Dodina, Amos Lavi
  • Vadim Dumesh
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    Short documentary 'Dirty Business' follows the traditional coal industry scattered around Israel and the West Bank, and sheds light on economic relations between the two sides. "Given the situation...
  • Ganit Ilouz
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    Hadeel, a charismatic Arab teacher, teaches Arabic in a Jewish elementary school. Her relationships with the pupils and staff enable both parties to have a unique glance at one another's cultures,...
  • Itai Arava
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    It was long; I thought that it would never end; it simply would not end.” That is how, in her own voice, a rape victim describes her experience. The movie expresses her thoughts and feelings in...
  • Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz
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    An Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz) fights for three years to obtain a divorce from her devout husband (Simon Abkarian), who refuses to grant his permission to dissolve the marriage.
    Starring: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian
  • Juraj Herz
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    The saw mill owner Habermann is the biggest employer in his village and married to Jana, a young and beautiful Czech woman, who is half Jewish. Although Habermann is not interested in politics or...
    Starring: Mark Waschke, Hannah Herzsprung, Karel Roden, Ben Becker
  • Amos Gitai
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    Based on director Amos Gitai's own experiences as a member of a helicopter rescue crew during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, this story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. We are led by...
    Starring: Juliano Mer, Liron Levo, Tomer Ruso, Uri Ran Klauzner
  • Joel Silberg
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    Rabbi Kuni Lemel has just finished a Torah and is going to donate it to a congregation in Cairo. In exchange for the Torah scroll, the congregation in Cairo will give Kuni's congregation some antique...
    Starring: Mike Burstyn, Igor Borisov, Ze'ev Berlinski
  • Rose Bosch
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    In picturesque Montmarte, three children wearing a yellow star play in the streets, oblivious to the darkness spreading over Nazi-occupied France. Their parents do not seem too concerned either,...
    Starring: Jean Reno, Mélanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh
  • Taly Goldenberg
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    A cinematic portrait of Lia van Leer, founder of the Israeli Film Archive, Jerusalem Cinematheque and Jerusalem International Film Festival. Born in Bălţi (now Moldavia) in 1924, she was sent by her...
  • Itay Lev
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    Four kids,while returning from a field trip, set off on a rescue mission after one of them, gifted with a telepathic ear, discerns distant cries for help from two teenagers in a crash. They find...
    Starring: Avigail Ariely, Tzion Baruch, Daniel Damidov, Lucy Dubinchik, Dana Ivgy, Miki Kam, Alon Lysy, Anastasia Safonov, Amos Tamam, Nir Zwickel
  • Rado Michelenko
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    The year is 1984, and thousands of Africans from 26 different countries are struck by famine and flee to camps in Sudan. Israel and the United States begin a joint initiative to airlift thousands of...
    Starring: Zem Roschdy, Moshe Agazai, Moshe Abeba
  • Alexa Karolinski
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    Oma and Bella is an intimate glimpse into the life of two dynamic elderly Jewish women in Berlin. The film follows them as make elaborate dishes recalled from their childhoods, before the Holocaust....
    Starring: Regina Karolinski & Bella Katz
  • Daniel Sykrin
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    Ya'ara, a blind twenty-four-year-old woman, is attractive, independent, confident and intelligent, and she has just begun her PhD in Mathematics at Princeton University. When she hears of her cousin...
    Starring: Tali Sharon, Sandra Sade, Assi Dayan, Michael Aloni, Avigail Harari, Guy Loel, Israel Poliakov
  • Ilana Trachtman
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    Lior Liebling, “the little rebbe”, has Down syndrome, and has spent his entire life praying with utter abandon. Is he a "spiritual genius" as many around him say? Or simply the vessel that contains...
    Starring: Lior Liebling
  • Gennady Kuchuk
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    Once a week Alexander , a famous and respected violinist, calls his only daughter, Sashen'ka - a girl who is growing up with her mother outside of Israel. And, like every week, this time he is...
    Starring: Slava Bibergel and Tania Kiseliova
  • Ludi Boeken
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    Saviors in the Night (Unter Bauern) is based on the memories of Marga Spiegel. In her narrative, published in 1965, she describes how courageous farmers in southern Münsterland, Germany hid her...
    Starring: Veronica Ferres, Armin Rohde, Margarita Broich, Martin Horn
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. The smash hit Israeli series is back for a third...
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. Azaria presents Hodaya with an opportunity. Amir tries...
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. Reut finds herself on a blind date. Yifat and Amir...
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. Nati faces temptation, then makes quite the proposal....
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. The heart-wrenching finale of season 3.  
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. Nati finds a reason to see Tehila again. The job...
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. Amir gets a serious job offer… with strings attached....
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. Nati finds himself under serious scrutiny by his...
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. With his hours cut, Nati finds himself with too much...
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. Hodaya feels rebellious at work. Nati scares Tehila...
  • Efrat Shalom Danon
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    Ultra-Orthodox Jewish teacher Ruchama and wigmaker Tikva embark on a journey to fulfill their dream of making movies within the closed society in which they live. Ruchama is writing and producing her...
    Starring: Ruchama Mandliel, Tikva Stolov, Marlin Venig
  • Tal Granit & Sharon Maymon
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    The Farewell Party is a unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who decide to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of their...
    Starring: Ze'ev Revach, Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen, Ilan Dar
  • Nadav Schirman
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    A Palestinian in Ramallah, Mosab Hassan Yousef grows up angry and ready to fight Israel. Arrested for smuggling guns at the age of 17, he's interrogated by the Shin Bet, Israel's security service,...
    Starring: Mosab Hassan Yousef, Gonen Ben Yitzhak, Sheikh Hassan Yousef
  • Eran Riklis
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    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...
    Starring: Hiam Abbass, Clara Khoury, Makram Khoury, Uri Gabriel, Eyad Sheety, Ranin Boulos, Dirar Sliman, Maysar Massri, Ashraf Barhoum, Julie-Anne Roth, Alon Dahan, Ednan Trabsha, Marlen Bajali, Robert Henig
  • Moshon Salmona
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    Vasermil tells the story of a group of adolescents who live in the same tough neighbourhood of Beer-Sheba, growing up in an unforgiving environment, pinning their hopes on football as a way out....
    Starring: David Tepiltzky as Dima, Adiel Zamro as Adiel, Nadir Eldad as Shlomi
  • Niv Klainer
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    Amos is a mental health worker, widower, and father to Yurik, a mentally ill teenager. One day, while visiting one of his patients, Amos discovers Bena, an illegal Thai immigrant. Instead of turning...
    Starring: Dafna Armoni, Aryeh Cherner, Michael Moshonov, Eyal Nachmias, Guy Salman, Rachel Santillan, Shmuel Vilozni
  • Hilla Medalia
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    Ever since seventeen-year-old Rachel Levy, an Israeli, was killed years ago in Jerusalem by a Palestinian suicide bomber, her mother Abigail has never found peace. Levy's killer was Ayat al-Akhras,...
    Starring: Abigail Levy, Abu al Akhras, Um Samir al-Akhras
  • Erez Tadmor, Sharon Maymon
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    A group of obese people from the Israeli city of Ramla is fed up with their strict diet regime. But when Herzl, one of them, starts working as a dish washer in a Japanese restaurant, he is exposed...
    Starring: Itzik Cohen, Shaul Azar, Dvir Benedek
  • Paweł Pawlikowski
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    Poland, 1962. Anna is about to take her vows as a nun when she learns from her only relative that she is Jewish. Both women embark on a journey to discover their family story and where they belong.
    Starring: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik
  • Amnon Rubinstein
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    Two extraordinary love stories unfold 500 years apart. As modern lovers struggle against those who seek to separate them, a Christian soldier pursues a perilous romance with a young Jewish girl in...
    Starring: Koby Azarly, Alon Abutbul, Avi Toledano, Dina Doron, Yael Abecassis
  • Joseph Pitchhadze
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    A real estate agent and his wife upset with his wife's newest pregnancy, throwing their marriage into turmoil. A suspicious businessman returns to Israel to care for his ailing father. A single...
    Starring: Yussuf Abu-Warda, Jack Adalist, Sarah Adler, Assaf Ashtar, Vladimir Friedman, Sasson Gabai
  • Shai Kapon
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    Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”)...
    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Kaspar Heidelbach
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    In the days leading up to the 1936 Olympics, the fate of high jumper Gretel Bergmann hangs in the balance. She is among the world's finest athletes--but she is also Jewish, undermining the German...
    Starring: Karoline Herfurth, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Axel Prahl, Thomas Thieme
  • Raphaël Nadjari
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    In contemporary Jerusalem, a small Jewish family leads an ordinary life until, after a car accident, the father mysteriously disappears. They all deal with his absence and the difficulties of...
    Starring: Michael Moshonov, Limor Goldstein, Shmuel Vilozni, Ilan Dar, Yoav Hait, Reut Lev, Yonathan Alster, Ilanit Ben-Yaakov, Dov Berkovitz, Avital Blum, Jonathan Carlsson, Avi Elmalich, Nir Farida, Avia Gaon, Robert Hoening
  • Shay Kanot
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    A notorious Casanova, Zidane happily leads a life unlike that of his two friends Omer and Uri who endure the agony of commitment - until a beautiful Colombian woman from Zidane's past pulls him into...
    Starring: Yael Appleboum, Lirit Balaban, Ashraf Barhoum, Itay Barnea, Shmil Ben Ari, Elinor Ben Haim, Assi Cohen, Shmuel Edelman, Osnat Hakim, Michael Hanegbi, Mariano Idelman, Pira Kantor, Nir Levy, Menashe Noy, Irit Shiloh, Marina Shoif, Einat Weitzman, Anabela Yaakov, Mili Avital
  • Mihal Brezis & Oded Binnun
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    Two strangers unexpectedly meet at an airport. He mistakenly assumes her to be his assigned driver. She, enchanted by the random encounter, does not hurry to prove him wrong.
    Starring: Sarah Adler, Ulrich Thomsen
  • Gilad Goldschmidt
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    Set in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, "A Green Chariot" is a drama about identity, belonging and romance. Yair (Vitali Freedland), a twenty-year-old Russian immigrant, yearns for acceptance as an Israeli,...
    Starring: Vitali Freedland, Daniela Virtzer, Pavel Tsitrinal, Lucy Dubinchik
  • Ayelet Menahemi
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    When the Chinese woman working in Israel for Miri Kalderon, an Israeli flight attendant, is suddenly deported for overstaying her work visa, her lack of Hebrew-language skills makes it impossible for...
    Starring: Mili Avital, BaoQi Chen, Alon Abutbul, Sinaya Ben-Dor, Yiftach Klein, Daphne Shpigelman, Sarit Vino-Elad, Anat Waxman, Roni Yuria
  • Boaz Davidson
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    Alex is a thirteen year old boy who is about to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah. Alex has typical Polish parents who work hard to make ends meet. On account of their difficult economic situation, they are...
    Starring: Sharon Hacohen, Uri Kabiri, Avi Kushnir, Hana Rot, Jospeh Shiloach, Eitan Anshel
  • Adam Sanderson
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    A couple’s day at the beach is complicated when an uninvited third joins them for the afternoon. To host a public screening visit firstcourse.net    
    Starring: Adam Sanderson, Hilly Yelon, Yoav Yeffet
  • Dani Menkin, Yonatan Nir
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    Morad, a teenager living in an Arab neighboorhood in Israel, had everything a teenager could want; he was socially popular, loved by his family, an athlete, and a good student. But after a cruel...
  • Maxime Giroux
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    Félix and Meira is a story of an unconventional romance between two people living vastly different realities mere blocks away from one another. Each lost in their everyday lives, Meira (Hadas Yaron...
    Starring: Martin Dubreuil, Hadas Yaron
  • Michal Aviad
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    Over twenty years after Lily, a left-wing activist, and Nira, a reserved television editor, were raped by the same serial rapist, an unexpected encounter brings them together. Based on a real man who...
    Starring: Jenya Dodina, Ronit Elkabetz, Sivan Levy
  • Julie Shles
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    Joy Levine lives in an old apartment that, in total contrast to her, is shabby and worn-out on the outside while well-kept and filled with joy on the inside. Her life changes when she signs up as a...
    Starring: Sigalit Fuchs, Tal Friedman, Dorit Lev-Ari, Keren Mor, Alexander Senderovich, Eliran Caspi, Rivka Michaeli, Yossi Pollak, Michal Yannai
  • Dan Verete
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    Two Israeli car dealers, Shmuel and Siso, invest five thousand American dollars into a vintage 1985 Lincoln Continental Limousine that they plan to sell in Germany for fifty grand. But when they take...
    Starring: Tomer Ben David, Moshe Ivgy, Avi Kushnir,Rita Shukrun, Bassam Zo'amat Ulrich Matschoss, Rolf Nagel, Oliver Warsitz, Bjorn Wenner
  • Matej Minac
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    Nicholas Winton, an Englishman, organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. But he never spoke about these events with anyone for more than half a...
    Starring: Ben Abeles, Jirina Bohdalová, The Dalai Lama
  • Maha Assal
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    A young man wakes up in the morning, opens his refrigerator, takes out a plastic bottle of orange juice, drinks from it, and then spits all the juice out. He develops a habit of stealing oranges from...
    Starring: Duraid Liddawi, Sameer Abu Elassal
  • Amir Hasfari, Shmuel Hasfari
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    Miriam is heartbroken because she cannot bury her husband, who committed suicide, in the cemetery of the moshav her family founded. Ana, who has traveled from Russia to bury her father’s ashes in the...
    Starring: Miryam Zohar, Tal Friedman, Yehuda Levi, Assaf Ashtar, Hana Azoulay Ashtar, Ania Bukstein, Sharon Elimelech, Vladimir Friedman, Israel Katorza, Amos Lavi, Dov Navon, Yamit Sol
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
    Starring: Ohad Knoler, Yael Sharoni, Amos Tamam, Tali Sharon, Sharon Fauster, Zohar Strauss
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    The smash-hit Israeli TV series Srugim returns for a third more exciting and romantic season, with a lot of new characters to fall in love with. Nati meets Azaria’s ex (Tehila) and likes what he sees...
  • Renen Schorr
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    When two loner Russian soldiers are caught smuggling arms and arrested, they do not want to lose their honor as soldiers. Despite being accused of a crime that is unforgivable in military society,...
    Starring: Sasha Avshalom Agrounov, Shlomi Avraham, Henry David, Tzahi Grad, Anton Ostrovsky, Rotem Zussman
  • Yariv Mozer
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    The Israeli representatives at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest are Noa, who is considered one of the most famous Israeli singers in the world today, and Mira Awad, an Arab-Israeli singer. But their...
  • Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
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    In 1979, Viviane, who is married with three children and is considering divorce, struggles to choose between tradition and inner dreams and desires. Her family attempts to persuade her not break...
    Starring: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Kobi Regev, Dalia Beger, Sulika Kadosh, Gilbert Melki
  • Avraham Kushnir
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    Bruriah and her husband Rabbi Meir lived in the 2nd century C.E., at which time the Rabbis declared "women are light-minded". Bruriah, a most learned and intelligent woman, mocked their statement. In...
    Starring: Baruch Brener, Hadar Galron, Sasha Demidov
  • Avi Nesher
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    Arik, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a matchmaker. Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, has an office in back of a movie theater that shows only...
    Starring: Adir Miller, Maya Dagan, Tuval Shafir, Dror Keren, Dov Navon, Yarden Bar-Kochba, Neta Porat Bat-el Papura, Kobi Faraj, Tom Gal, Eyal Shechter, Eli Yatzpan
  • Udi Aloni
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    A daring hybrid of realism and fantasy, Forgiveness is a psychological thriller that explores the tragedies of the Middle East. David, a young American-Israeli, returns to Israel to join the army,...
    Starring: Itay Tiran, Clara Khoury, Moni Moshonov, Makram Khoury, Tamara Mansour, Ruba Blal, Michael Sarne
  • Amos Gitai
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    In Tel Aviv, the gloomy Ezra hires foreign workers without permits to build an addition to a homely block of flats, where his ex-wife Mali lives with her current lover Ilan. Ezra and Mali's young son...
    Starring: Hana Laszlo, Uri Klauzner, Ronit Elkabetz, Amos Lavi, Lupo Berkowitch, Liron Levo, Yosef Carmon, Amit Mestechkin, Lyn Hsiao Zamir, Tomer Russo, Carmel Betto, Dalit Kahan, Kobi Zahavi, Eyal Elhadad, Meital Tzadiki, Ilan Appel, Hu Hanzhou, Kiang Fang, Fang Heguo, Yael Abecassis
  • Dorit Hakim
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    Twelve-year-old Itamar has a deep passion for ice skating. However, he is slowly losing his hearing, which forces him away from his hobby. Itamar refuses to accept his doctor's orders and his parents...
    Starring: Assaf Kimmel, Meital Pilater, Amit Lior, Zuffit Grant
  • Keren Yedidya
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    In the heart of Jaffa, Reuven's garage is a family business. His daughter Mali and his son Meir, as well as Toufik, a young Palestinian, work there. No one suspects that Mali and Toufik have been in...
    Starring: Moni Moshonov, Ronit Elkabetz, Mahmud Shalaby, Hussein Yassin Mahajne, Dalia Beger, Dana Ivgy
  • Uri Zohar
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    This film is much more than just a beach movie; it depicts the struggle of individuals who are not ready to change and grow up. Gute (Uri Zohar) is an aging lifeguard, responsible for the Tel Aviv...
    Starring: Uri Zohar, Sima Eliyahu, Tzvi Shissel, Arik Einstein, Mona Silberstein, Mordecai Ben-Ze'ev, Motti Mizrahi
  • Shemi Zarhin
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    Between struggling to keep up with orders in the kitchen, tending to the quirky wrongdoinga of her three children, and acknowledging the multiple suicide threats made by her unstable mother, aspiring...
    Starring: Assi Levy, Rotem Abuhab, Levana Finkelstein, Dror Keren
  • Joseph Cedar
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    Located in southern Lebanon, Beaufort Castle is one of the few medieval forts utilized by modern military forces, and provided Israeli forces with an important strategic position during the South...
    Starring: Ohad Knoller, Oshri Cohen, Itay Tiran, Eli Eltonyo
  • Yehoram Gaon
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    Yehoram Gaon celebrates his hometown of Jerusalem through travelouges, history and poetic hymns. This film was produced during the post-Six Day period when the city of Jerusalem and its people were...
    Starring: Yehoram Gaon, Hani Nahmias, Rahel Zimmerman
  • Ibtisam Mara'ana
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    Achieving a dream shared by many teenagers the world over could cost a lot for Duah Fares. Lady Kul el-Arab by Ibtisam Mara’ana follows the outraged reaction within the Arab–Israeli community when...
  • Benny Toraty
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      Amram, the son of Avraham Mufredi, turns up at the house of the legendary Persian tar (lute) player, Yosef Tawilla. Amram gives him the score of a work that his father, a member of Tawilla’s...
    Starring: Uri Gavriel, Yigal Adika, Lirit Balaban
  • Joseph Cedar
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    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...
    Starring: Idan Alterman, Tinkerbell (Ravit Rozen), Assi Dayan, Micha Celektar, Amnon Volf, Aki Avni, Shimon Mimran, Uri Klauzner, Samuel Calderon
  • Idit Shehori
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    A seventy-three year old farmer, Wasserman, swore never to pray again, blaming God for his family's annihilation during the Holocaust. But in serious debt and suffering from the effects of a...
    Starring: Yosef Carmon, Naama Shapiro, Golan Azulau, Irit Nathan Benedek, Amnon Wolf
  • Amos Gitai
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    A slice of life - day after day - in Haifa, where Moshe and Didi's marriage is on the rocks, his affair with his mistress is going downhill, and Moshe's angst about health, his parents, sex,...
    Starring: Moshe Ivgy, Hanna Maron, Dalit Kahan
  • Rokaya Sabbah
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    The decision to stay or to go reveals the deep contradictions of Arab life in Israel. "On Hold" explores the hesitations and moral issues affecting the filmmaker and her partner's decision to leave...
  • Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
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    Emad, who lives in the Palestinian village of Bil'in, buys his first camera when his son Gibreel is born, and puts it to use beyond creating family memories. When the government attempts to build a...
  • Raphaël Nadjari
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    According to filmmaker Raphaël Nadjari, Israeli cinema has gone through two stages. The first, from 1933-1978, began with the nature of Zionism and exaultation of the Israeli endeavor in...
    Starring: Naftali Alter, Mohammed Bakri, Haim Bouzaglo
  • Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, Arab Labor (translated from the Hebrew “Avoda Aravit” which colloquially implies “shoddy or second-rate work”)...
    Starring: Norman Issa, Marlano Idelman, Clara Khoury, Mira Awad
  • Raphaël Nadjari
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    Thirty-year-old Michale works in her father's office in Tel Aviv, which provides accounting services to important religious institutions. Michale has been cheating on her husband for months,...
    Starring: Asi Levi, Danny Shteg
  • Haim Tabakman
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    Aaron, an ultra-Orthodox butcher, is happily married with four children and a loving wife. But when he hires a handsome but homeless young man, Ezri, as an apprentice, he finds there to be something...
    Starring: Tinkerbell, Isaac Charry, Zohar Strauss, Ran Danker
  • Marco Carmel
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    The film is based on a modern Moroccan-Jewish legend and takes place in present-day Israel. It is a story of a love triangle between the primitively superstitious Rahma, her rude husband Robert, and...
    Starring: Reymonde Amsallem, Moris Cohen, Evelin Hagoel, Norman Issa, Moshe Ivgy, Itay Turgeman
  • Shemi Zarhin
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    A middle-class Israeli family has a reunion for Passover and finds itself feasting on a smorgasbord of dysfunction as its members try to cope with their innumerable problems in this drama. Yona and...
    Starring: Alon Abutbul, Gila Almagor, Icho Avital, Alon Ben-Dror, Dana Berger, Shoshana Doar, Ayelet Hardon, Miki Kam, Dror Keren, Stephanie Midyan, Aryeh Moskona, Ofer Seker, Michelle Shar, Joseph Shiloach, Yotam Show
  • Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
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    For seven days a large family of Moroccan descent observes the Jewish mourning ritual of Shiva when a brother dies. Living together again reveals many tensions and conflicts between family...
    Starring: Ronit Elkabetz, Albert Lluz, Yaël Abecassis, Simon Abkarian, Hana Laszlo, Moshe Ivgy, Keren Mor, Alon Aboutboul
  • Eran Riklis
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    The Human Resources Manager of Jerusalem’s largest bakery is in trouble. He is separated from his wife, distanced from his daughter and stuck in a job he hates. When one of his employees, a foreign...
  • Avi Nesher
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    A group of families emmigrates from India to Israel in the late sixties, seeking a better life in what they believe to be the first outpost of the West in Asia. To their surprise, they are sent to a...
    Starring: Neta Garty, Liraz Charhi, Aure Atika, Jean Benguigui, Parmeet Sethi, Kruttika Desai, Ruby Porat Shoval, Rotem Abuhab, Israel Katorza
  • Riki Shelach
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    In 1948 Tuviansky, a captain in the Israeli army and a former major in the Britisharmy, was arrested. Within four hours he was interrogated, tried, sentenced,executed and his body was thrown into a...
    Starring: Oz Zehavi, Marina Shoif, Poly Reshef, Shira Katzenelenbogen
  • Yossi Madmoni
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    70 year old Yaakov Fidelman (Sasson Gabai, The Band's Visit) hangs on with all his might to the antique restoration workshop which has been his life's work. After his long-time business partner...
    Starring: Henry Daviv, Nevo Kimchi, Ruth Bruenshtein, Rami Danon, Ruth Geller, Israel Damidov, Sophia Ostrisky, Avi Berman, Akiva Eliash, Sarah Adler, Yakov Bashiri, Niv Cohen, Sasson Gabai, Stephen D. Root, Shai Sopher
  • Erez Tadmor & Guy Nattiv
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    One fence, four fans, and the game of their lives. This short film is a story about four men and a radio.   To host a public screening visit firstcourse.net
    Starring: Joad Abed El Gani, Ido Mosseri, Liron Levo, Dirar Suleiman
  • Yael Hersonski
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    "In 1942, the Nazi propaganda machine was hard at work. 70 years later, the deceit is finally unmasked." Yael Hersonski's powerful documentary achieves a remarkable feat through its penetrating look...
  • Yossi Madmony
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    This is the story of a highly decorated retired general, who, in a moment of arrogance in his youth, sold his place in heaven to an army cook for a plate of a spicy omelet.
    Starring: Alon Aboutboul, Tom Graziani, Rotem Zissman-Cohen, Yossi Pollak
  • Marcos Carnevale
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    Anita is the story of a young woman with Down syndrome (Alejandra Manzo) who lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires, being meticulously cared for by her mother Dora (Academy Award nominee...
    Starring: Alejandra Manzo, Norma Aleandro, Luis Luque, Leonor Manso, Peto Menahem
  • Ben Sombogaart
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    1953, a flood adding to the aftermath of World War II swells the numbers of Dutch emigrants. On a KLM flight to New Zealand, part of a race from London, Frank, who lost his family and colonial estate...
    Starring: Karina Smulders, Pleuni Touw, Anna Drijver, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Waldemar Torenstra
  • Dror Sabo
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    It is the height of summer and the reality show "His Heart's Choice" is just about to launch its third season. Zacky Reibenbach, the show's creator, knows that without a really good gimmick, there is...
    Starring: Noa Barkai, Ofer Sechter, Levi Gershon, Gal Zaid, Amnon Wolf, Eran Sarel, Hadas Moreno, Meital Ben Hemo, Michael Moshonov, Yaron Motola, Maya Gasner, Asi Azar, Amit Lior
  • Ramy A. Katz
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    A mother of six in a provincial town, fighting with courage and wisdom to keep her family together despite the harsh violence against her from her abusive husband, and her eldest son who stands by...
    Starring: Avshalom Gil, Roni Marom & Matan Zohar
  • Tal Goren
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    Gilad Shalit was captured in Gaza during a cross-border raid in 2006, after which he was held for over five years in an unknown location in the Gaza strip, a Hamas-ruled territory. Shalit, who was...
  • Eli Cohen
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    A comedy about dance and growing older. Thirty five years ago, Israel's mythological folk dance troupe "Hora '79″ ceased its activity following a traumatic event, and the dancers went their separate...
    Starring: Gila Almagro, Eli Cohen, Nathan Dater, Yossi Graber.
  • Shay Kanot
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    This is the story of three young Israelis who travel to the ‘paradise’ island, Ibiza, for a surfing contest which could award them a $150,000 dollar gold bar. They encounter unexpected ...
    Starring: Dvir Benedek, Dar Zuzovsky, Maayan Blum, Avir Kushnir, Noa Wolman
  • Larry Weinstein
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    The delivery of a battered suitcase to Fumiko Ishioka at the Tokyo Holocaust Museum begins the true-life mystery that became the subject of Karen Levineʼs best-selling book Hanaʼs Suitcase. The...
    Starring: George Brady, Lara Brady, Fumiko Ishioka
  • Eran Paz
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    Israeli filmmaker Eran Paz depicts the life of several residents of Shapira, a downbeat district in the south of Tel Aviv. The population – a mixture of immigrants from the former Soviet Union,...
  • Amos Gitai
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    Set seven days before the creation of the state of Israel in May 1948, a small rusted ship, carrying a group of concentration camp survivors, is met in Palestine by aggressive British troops. The...
    Starring: Juliano Mer, Tomer Ruso, Veronica Nicole, Yussef Abu-Warda
  • Riki Shelach
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    Forty-eight women: commediennes, stand-up artists, celebrities, singers, and actresses. Each tells the filthiest chauvanistic joke she knows, which developed into a talk about men, sex, relations,...
    Starring: Esti Zakheim, Hadar Levi, Michal Yannai, Riki Blich
  • Leonid Prudovsky
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    Marcelo is a non-religious young man, an actor and a single parent to his eleven years old daughter, Lucy. He`s desperately looking for someone to help him improve his Hebrew accent so he can pass...
    Starring: Esteban Gottfried, Tal Lifshitz, Fira Kantor, Abraham Mor, Dana Reiter, Clara Stav, Vladimir Fridman and Gilat Ankori
  • Cate Shortland
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    As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a...
    Starring: Saskia Rosendahl, Nele Trebs, Mike Weidner, Ursina Lardi, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Philip Wiegratz
  • Reshef Levy
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    Set in 1980, Lost Islands is a comical autobiography that follows an Israeli family of five children. Erez, one of the twins, sabotages the father's car and is then involved in a car accident that...
    Starring: Ofer Shechter, Michael Moshonov, Oshri Cohen, Shmil Ben Ari, Orly Silbersatz Banai, Yuval Scharf, Ofer Shechter, Pini Tavger, Michal Levi, Yigal Adika, Gilat Ankori, Assi Cohen, Guy Kresner, Noa Maiman, Jonathan Rozen, Gal Zaid
  • Danielle Schwartz
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    In a pastoral house on the Israeli countryside live my grandfather, my grandmother, and a big crystal mirror that was taken from a Palestinian house during the Nakba - the depopulation of hundreds of...
  • Jorge Gurvich
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    When Yolanda Moskowitz, a retired French teacher, wakes up in a hospital geriatric ward, she is convinced it must be a mistake. But the titanium plate in her hip confines her to a wheelchair and to a...
    Starring: Rita Zohar, Moni Moshonov, Shulamit Adar, Ya'ackov Bodo, Tikva Dayan, Vladimir Friedman, Shredi Jabarin, Mickey Leon, Hana River, Idit Teperson
  • David Volach
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    Israeli director David Volach's chamber drama My Father, My Lord (aka Hofshat Kaits, 2006) provides an intense character study of a rabbi in an Orthodox neighborhood, whose letter-of-the-law...
    Starring: Sharon Hacohen, Assi Dayan, Nitzam Bar
  • Mariana Chenillo
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    When his ex-wife Nora dies right before Passover, José (Fernando Luján) is forced to stay with her body until she can be properly put to rest. He soon realizes he is part of Nora's plan to bring her...
    Starring: Fernando Luján, Cecilia Suárez, Ari Brickman, Verónica Langer
  • Amos Gitai
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    As the trial of the Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie plays on television in the background, a Frenchman named Victor (Hippolyte Girardot) combs through documents, hoping to uncover the truth about his...
    Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Hippolyte Girardot, Emmanuelle Devos, Dominique Blanc, Daniel Duval, Denise Aron-Schropfer, Samuel Cohen, Mouna Soualem, Claire Magnin, Annie Mercier, Serge Moati, Max Denes
  • Avraham Kushnir
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    The 1960s. The Iranians are bringing missiles out of their bunkers and within an hour and a half they will be just a "push of the button" away from launching them at Israel. Racing against time, the...
    Starring: Yehoram Gaon, Baruch Brener, Daniella Kertesz, Tzufit Grant.
  • Arik Henig
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    Shimon Peres and the late Yitzhak Rabin are undoubtedly the most riveting political duo in the state of Israel.  Their relationship knew many ups and downs, mainly downs resulting from the polar...
    Starring: Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres
  • Yariv Horowitz
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    1989. The first Intifada. 18-year-old Tomer, a soldier stationed in Gaza, is sent to avenge the death of his fellow soldier and comes to some realizations about the political and existential...
    Starring: Yon Tumarkin, Roy Nik, Henry David, Lavi Zitner, Yoram Ishay.
  • Ari Folman, Ori Sivan
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    Clara is a 7th grade Russian emigre to this Negev town, and lives in a trailer on the edge of town. What makes Clara unique are her telekinetic powers, allowing her to predict the future. She can...
    Starring: Lucy Dubinchik, Halil Elohev, Johnny Peterson, Maya Maron, Maya De-Fries, Tal Feigenboim, Yigal Naor, Joe El Dror, Orly Silbersatz Banai, Tal Ben-Bina, Menashe Noy, Jenya Dodina, Ronald Heilovsky
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
  • Eliezer Shapiro
     / 
    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
  • Eliezer Shapiro
     / 
    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
  • Eliezer Shapiro
     / 
    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
  • Eliezer Shapiro
     / 
     Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to...
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
    Starring: Ohad Knoler, Yael Sharoni, Amos Tamam, Tali Sharon, Sharon Fauster, Zohar Strauss
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
    Starring: Ohad Knoler, Yael Sharoni, Amos Tamam, Tali Sharon, Sharon Fauster, Zohar Strauss
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
    Starring: Ohad Knoler, Yael Sharoni, Amos Tamam, Tali Sharon, Sharon Fauster, Zohar Strauss
  • Eliezer Shapira
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    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
    Starring: Ohad Knoler, Yael Sharoni, Amos Tamam, Tali Sharon, Sharon Fauster, Zohar Strauss
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    Srugim takes as its starting point the generation of Modern Orthodox Jews who are simultaneously extremely observant and also, genuinely, contemporary. (The title means knitted, and refers to the...
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    Season 2 takes the characters further into their relationships, delves deeper into their individual and religious identities, and continues the saga of their seemingly endless single status.  ...
    Starring: Tali Sharon, Yael Sharoni, Sharon Fauster, Ohad Knoeler, Amos Tamam, Ori Halachmi
  • Eliezer Shapiro
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    Season 2 takes the characters further into their relationships, delves deeper into their individual and religious identities, and continues the saga of their seemingly endless single status.  ...
    Starring: Tali Sharon, Yael Sharoni, Sharon Fauster, Ohad Knoeler, Amos Tamam, Ori Halachmi
  • Eliezer Shapiro
     / 
    Season 2 takes the characters further into their relationships, delves deeper into their individual and religious identities, and continues the saga of their seemingly endless single status.  ...
    Starring: Tali Sharon, Yael Sharoni, Sharon Fauster, Ohad Knoeler, Amos Tamam, Ori Halachmi
  • Eliezer Shapiro
     / 
    Season 2 takes the characters further into their relationships, delves deeper into their individual and religious identities, and continues the saga of their seemingly endless single status.  ...
  • Eliezer Shapiro
     / 
    Season 2 takes the characters further into their relationships, delves deeper into their individual and religious identities, and continues the saga of their seemingly endless single status.  ...
    Starring: Tali Sharon, Yael Sharoni, Sharon Fauster, Ohad Knoeler, Amos Tamam, Ori Halachmi
  • Eliezer Shapiro
     / 
    Season 2 takes the characters further into their relationships, delves deeper into their individual and religious identities, and continues the saga of their seemingly endless single status.  ...
    Starring: Tali Sharon, Yael Sharoni, Sharon Fauster, Ohad Knoeler, Amos Tamam, Ori Halachm
  • Eliezer Shapiro
     / 
    Season 2 takes the characters further into their relationships, delves deeper into their individual and religious identities, and continues the saga of their seemingly endless single status.  ...
    Starring: Tali Sharon, Yael Sharoni, Sharon Fauster, Ohad Knoeler, Amos Tamam, Ori Halachmi
  • Eliezer Shapiro
     / 
    Season 2 takes the characters further into their relationships, delves deeper into their individual and religious identities, and continues the saga of their seemingly endless single status.  ...
    Starring: Tali Sharon, Yael Sharoni, Sharon Fauster, Ohad Knoeler, Amos Tamam, Ori Halachmi
  • Eliezer Shapiro
     / 
    Season 2 takes the characters further into their relationships, delves deeper into their individual and religious identities, and continues the saga of their seemingly endless single status.  ...
    Starring: Tali Sharon, Yael Sharoni, Sharon Fauster, Ohad Knoeler, Amos Tamam, Ori Halachmi
  • Eliezer Shapiro
     / 
    Season 2 takes the characters further into their relationships, delves deeper into their individual and religious identities, and continues the saga of their seemingly endless single status.  ...
    Starring: Tali Sharon, Yael Sharoni, Sharon Fauster, Ohad Knoeler, Amos Tamam, Ori Halachmi
  • Eliezer Shapiro
     / 
    Season 2 takes the characters further into their relationships, delves deeper into their individual and religious identities, and continues the saga of their seemingly endless single status.  ...
    Starring: Tali Sharon, Yael Sharoni, Sharon Fauster, Ohad Knoeler, Amos Tamam, Ori Halachmi
  • Joseph Pitchhadze
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    The struggle between an Israeli corporation and an Arab entrepreneur for control of the candy market serves as an allegory for Jewish-Arab relations in Israel and its status in the international...
    Starring: Sarah Adler, Ayal Beeri, Dvir Benedek, Danny Geva, Ezra Kafri
  • Hagai Levi
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    Created by Hagai Levi, 60 min, Narrative (2014)   In this innovative new series, Hagai Levi portrays four Israeli cultural heroes who fluctuated between genius and madness. These artists...
    Starring: Yehuda Almagor, Neta shpigelman, Itay Barnea, Hava Ortman
  • Hagai Levi
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    Created by Hagai Levi, 60 min, Narrative (2014)   Soon after the Yom Kippur War, a short philosophical tract entitled Life According to the Intellect was published in Israel, and Moshe Kroy, a...
    Starring: Yehuda Almagor, Neta shpigelman, Itay Barnea, Hava Ortman
  • Hagai Levi
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    Created by Hagai Levi, 60 min, Narrative (2014) The artist Aviva Uri may well have been the most important and influential woman in the history of modern Israeli art. Her relatively late...
    Starring: Yehuda Almagor, Neta shpigelman, Itay Barnea, Hava Ortman
  • Hagai Levi
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    Created by Hagai Levi, 60 min, Narrative (2014)   In the fifth episode of The Accursed, eighteen-year-old Emanuel Levi, a film student and the son of the series’ creator Hagai Levi investigates...
    Starring: Yehuda Almagor, Neta shpigelman, Itay Barnea, Hava Ortman
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