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  • Joseph Cedar
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    Rachel Gerlik (Michaela Eshek), the widowed mother of two beautiful teenage daughters, who wants to join the founding group of a new religious settlement in the West Bank. She must first convince the acceptance committee that she is worthy, but without a husband finds it challenging. Her daughters feel alienated from her, especially her desire to move to the West Bank, and her daughter Tami (Hani Furstenburg) finds herself attracted to a boy named Rafi from a youth movement. But when an incident at a campfire spirals into malicious, untrue rumors about Tami, Rachel has to figure out how to save her daughters, save their future, and figure out how to move forward.

    For more information visit the Israel Film Center

    Starring: Michaela Eshet as Rachel Gerlik, Hani Furstenberg as Tami Gerlik, Moshe Ivgy as Yossi, Maya Maron, Oshri Cohen as Rafi, Yehoram Gaon as Moshe Weinstock, Avi Grainik as Oded, Edith Teperson, Assi Dayan as Motkeh
  • 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 united with one another. It is a musical love-letter to the city and the people of Jerusalem, filled with dramatic sequences and colorful names and synonyms of the city. 

    See more about I Am a Jerusalemite at the Israel Film Center

    Starring: Yehoram Gaon, Hani Nahmias, Rahel Zimmerman
  • 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 parents to live with her sister in Israel, where she survived the war. Lia van Leer never saw her parents again. Having developed her passion for cinema early on in the 1950s, she and her husband Wim – an engineer, pilot, playwright and film producer – began several film clubs and in 1960 founded the Israel Film Archive. These were followed by cinematheques in Haifa, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as well as many other initiatives. In 1984 she founded the Jerusalem Film Festival, of which she is still board director today. After her husband's death in 1991 she created the Win Van Leer Award for emerging filmmakers, for which over 90 films competed in 2008. LIA follows her life; interviews with friends and colleagues create a compelling portrait of her biography. Lia van Leer has received many awards over the years; among others, she is the recipient of the celebrated Israel Prize for her life's work, her contribution to society and the state of Israel. Lia van Leer has been a regular guest of the Berlinale; in 1995 she was president of the International Jury and in 2003 she was a patron of the fledging initiative Berlinale Talent Campus.

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  • 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 everyday life as best they can. While the adults take refuge in silence or traditions, the two children, Menachem and David, seek their own way to find their father...

    See more about Tehilim at the Israel Film Center

    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
  • 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, also seventeen, a schoolgirl from a Palestinian refugee camp several miles away. The two young women looked unbelievably alike. To Die In Jerusalem unabashedly explores the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through the personal loss of two families, cluminating in an emotionally charged meeting between the mothers of the girls--reflecting the conflict as seen through their eyes. But some emotional chasms are too large to cross.

    See more about To Die in Jerusalem at the Israel Film Center

    Starring: Abigail Levy, Abu al Akhras, Um Samir al-Akhras
  • Ofer Naim
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    A captivating, hour-long documentary that delves into the ancient city of Jerusalem, Israel. It explores the history and powerful presence of this holy city, and what Jerusalem means to individuals and to people as a whole. The film also incorporates interviews with many Israeli citizens, including Aliza Rosen, David Croinker, Meir Ben Dov and Rivka Miriam. The historic beauty of Jerusalem shines through the film as it examines the experience of being in "Jerusalem of Gold", and how the city has changed as it enters the modern era.

    See more about Voice of Jerusalem at the Israel Film Center

    Starring: Yehoram Gaon
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