Hebrew

Redemption

About the Film 
A dutiful but deeply unhappy father fights to save his gravely ill daughter and his own dreams of being a rock musician, in this poignant and probing Israeli drama, a rousing story of self-fulfillment and paternal and fraternal love, in the face of an existential crisis.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
104 minutes

Shabbos Kallah

About the Film 
Newly arrived to Israel from Brooklyn, a jealous best friend contributes inappropriate sex advice at a bridal celebration, in this wickedly funny and ultimately touching feminist take on millennial friendships. Best Israeli Short winner at the Jerusalem Film Festival.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
16 minutes

Shoah: Four Sisters

About the Film 
Built mainly from unused footage from his landmark 1985 documentary Shoah, this last chapter in filmmaker Claude Lanzmann’s decades-long journey to chronicle the Holocaust, presents the extended, searing testimonies of four incisive and articulate Eastern European women survivors bravely revisiting their tragedies in vivid detail.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
273 minutes

Shoelaces

About the Film 

This wholly engaging, tender family dramedy about the knotty relationship between an aging, irascible mechanic and the exuberant special-needs son he abandoned long before, both tested by tribulations that prompt complicated ethical and legal questions with profound ramifications, was nominated for eight Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
90 minutes

Shooting Life

About the Film 
While helping his war-weary students find their own voices, a high school teacher attempts to start a new life in Sderot, an Israeli town where air raid sirens and missile attacks are ubiquitous, in this teen drama that ponders, from the next generation’s viewpoint, the shattered dreams and future hopes of the Middle East.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
87 minutes

Sirens

About the Film 
As missiles rain down on Tel Aviv, a frustrated Israeli couple faces a series of misadventures after an early morning call from the fertility doctor, in this frantic, funny and surprise-filled Israeli Academy Award winner for Best Short Film.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
22 minutes

Sushi, Meatballs and Everything

About the Film 
A newly married bride goes to war in the kitchen with her loving but overbearing in-laws, in this award-winning, comical and universally relatable story of interfering parents, rebellious children, and food.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
10 minutes

The Unorthodox

About the Film 
Tired of being pushed around, a disenfranchised Sephardic father whose daughter is expelled from a prestigious religious school just for her ethnicity, launches the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party, a nascent challenge to the ruling Ashkenazi establishment, to gain influence in 1980s Israel, in this lively, crowd-pleasing drama.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
99 minutes

A Wish and a Half

About the Film 
An allegory for the intractable Middle East conflict, this smart, incisive morality play finds two stubborn, bickering fishermen, one Arab and the other Jewish, literally entangled in sociopolitical dynamics.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
8 minutes

Working Woman

About the Film 

This Israeli take on sexual harassment in the #MeToo era, brings nail-biting tension and squirm-inducing realism to the story of an ambitious young mother trapped between escalating office misogyny and financial strain at home, a nuanced depiction of gray workplace dynamics.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
94 minutes

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