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Time of Favor

Time of Favor

Director: Joseph Cedar
Year: 2001

Winner of six Israeli Academy Awards including Best Picture, TIME OF FAVOR is a taut thriller about the volatile relationship between Orthodox nationalists and the Israeli army. Stars Assi Dayan as a charismatic West Bank Rabbi.

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A Strange Course of Events

A Strange Course of Events

Director: Raphael Nadjari
Year: 2013

Shaul is a melancholic dreamer, with a tendency to run whenever things go wrong. He returns to Haifa one day for a reckoning with the father he has not seen in 5 years. But getting along with an airy-fairy mother in-law with a penchant for New Age, a daughter on the verge of adolescence, and a father who's been converted to yoga is not easy. After a fateful slip, Shaul will find his place as a son, a father, and more.

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A History of Israeli Cinema

A History of Israeli Cinema

Director: Raphael Nadjari
Year: 2009

Raphaël Nadjari’s extraordinary two-part documentary weaves together clips from more than 70 years of Israeli film with commentary from filmmakers, scholars and critics

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Arab Labor: The Complete First Season

Arab Labor: The Complete First Season

Director: Yaakov Goldwasser, Roni Ninio
Year: 2008

This critically-acclaimed comedy series from Israel is about Amjad, a Palestinian journalist and Israeli citizen in search of his identity. This series pierces the taboos surrounding the prickly, long-standing status quo in which Palestinian and Jewish Israelis live side by side.

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Censored Voices

Censored Voices

Director: Mor Loushy
Year: 2015

One week after the 1967 'Six-Day War', a group of young kibbutzniks, led by renowned author Amos Oz and Editor Avraham Shapira, recorded intimate conversations with soldiers returning from the battlefield. The Israeli army censored the recordings, allowing only a fragment of the conversations to be published. Censored Voices reveals these original recordings for the first time.

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Carmel

Carmel

Director: Amos Gitai
Year: 2010

From Israel's most important filmaker, CARMEL is Amos Gitai's (KADOSH, KIPPUR) deeply personal and resonant meditation on Jewish and Israeli identity. Using both fiction and documentary techniques, Gitai links his family history to ancient history.

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Kadosh

Kadosh

Director: Amos Gitai
Year: 1999

"Incandescent" portrayals by two Israeli actresses illuminate the plight of women within Orthodox Judaism today. Using superb cinematography, ethnic music, and authentic Jerusalem locations, Israel's best known filmmaker renders a heartbreaking chamber story of two sisters and their broken marriages. Hands down the most internationally acclaimed and popular film ever from Israel.

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Yom Yom

Yom Yom

Director: Amos Gitai
Year: 1998

In YOM YOM, the second film in Amos Gitai's (DEVARIM, KADOSH) celebrated "City Trilogy," Israel's preeminent writer-director weaves, "a darkly comic tale of characters driven by divided loyalties and neurotic inhibitions" (THE VILLAGE VOICE) in the mixed nationality Mediterranean port city of Haifa.

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Tehilim

Tehilim

Director: Raphael Nadjari
Year: 2007

From director Raphael Nadjari. In contemporary Jerusalem, an average middle class Jewish family balances the rituals of family, friends, religion and workaday life. But when middle-aged father and husband Eli (Shmuel Vilozni) unaccountably vanishes after a fluke car accident, the ensuing legal and emotional crisis gradually immerses Eli's spouse and two young sons in a muted real-life nightmare redefining the boundaries of everything they know, love and believe.

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The Kindergarten Teacher

The Kindergarten Teacher

Director: Nadav Lapid
Year: 2014

Nadav Lapid's The Kindergarten Teacher is the story of a teacher who becomes at first enchanted, and then ultimately consumed by the poetic genius of her five-year-old student. As the titular protagonist, Nira, discovers that her young student, Yoav, has an otherworldly talent for language and poetry, she slowly and progressively becomes interested in cultivating the boy's gift. But when fascination morphs into obsession, Nira pushes the boundaries of her relationship with the boy and his family in an attempt to protect his talent before he passes from boyhood to adolescence, and his purity is lost.

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