Israel

Golda

About the Film 
Israel’s only female prime minister defends her clouded legacy in this engrossing portrait backboned by a surprisingly candid, unaired TV interview buttressed by testimonials from devotees and detractors alike, which charts Golda’s trailblazing rise to power and her tragic demise.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
88 minutes

Grey Zone

About the Film 
A non-consensual touch at an urban crosswalk leads to an uncomfortable confrontation, in this timely, provocative snapshot of the daily indignities and uncertainties facing women in the #MeToo era.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
10 minutes

Incitement

About the Film 
Israel’s Oscar submission, a riveting psychological thriller, dramatizes the motives behind Prime Minister Rabin’s 1995 assassination. Told through the perpetrator’s eyes, the zealot is egged on by national leaders, religious orthodoxy, and right-wing media. With an unnerving central performance, this rigorously researched portrait was Israel’s Best Film winner.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
123 minutes

Last Game

About the Film 
When a bowling alley owner reluctantly decides to shut down, his friend and employee challenges him to a match, in this charming, deftly acted vignette that ponders difficult life transitions.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
12 minutes

Ma'abarot: The Israeli Transit Camps

About the Film 
Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa reveal the intrinsic bigotry and harsh conditions they found upon landfall in 1950s Israel. Arriving during a time of poverty and austerity, Jews seeking shelter in the Promised Land instead were forced into ma’abarot, remote shantytowns of tents and sheds. Already dispirited, they waited days for food, showers and toilets. An ignored chapter of Israeli history, troubling testimony is illustrated with archival film and photos.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
84 minutes

Offspring

About the Film 
Struggling to get pregnant, a thirty-something from a traditional Jewish-Bukharan family gets a crazy idea from her superstitious grandma, in this humorous take on intergenerational and cultural differences.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
19 minutes

The Operative

About the Film 
Diane Kruger is an undercover Israeli spy in this complex espionage thriller about a Westerner-turned-rogue Mossad agent caught in international conspiracy. When she vanishes, Thomas (Martin Freeman), a British Jew, retraces her steps: Will her transgressive affair undermine a plot to sabotage Iran’s nuclear plan? This authentic portrayal of modern spy craft is based on the Israeli novel The English Teacher.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
117 minutes

Our Way Back

About the Film 
During a trip to the desert, two men face the tragic consequences of their secret relationship, in this taut, visually arresting Israeli Academy Award Best Short nominee starring Lior Ashkenazi.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
26 minutes

The Passengers

About the Film 
On their community’s behalf, two young Ethiopian men rally support for immigration to Israel. Roughly 9,000 Ethiopian Jews observe religious customs, yet Israel still denies their birthright return. Desperate to be heard, Demoz and Gezi go to America to find advocates for their cause, confronting homesickness, culture shock, and the frustrations of a grassroots effort. Their journey reveals the thorny politics of Ethiopian Jewry and the Zionist ideal.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
72 minutes

Picture of His Life

About the Film 
A daring Israeli underwater photographer spends 40 years taking stunning close-ups of aquatic wildlife, but one fearsome challenge eludes him: swimming beside a polar bear while filming the encounter. This breathtaking portrait reveals a fervent artist and activist risking life and limb in pursuit of singular beauty.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
72 minutes

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