Middle East

5 Broken Cameras

5 Broken Cameras

Director: Guy Davidi, Emad Burnat
Year: 2011

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by...

5 Broken Cameras

9 Star Hotel

9 Star Hotel

Director: Ido Harr
Year: 2007

This unflinching documentary follows Ahmed and Muhammad, two of the many Palestinians who illegally cross the border into the Israeli city of Modi�in in search of work.

9 Star Hotel

Ajami

Ajami

Director: Yaron Shani, Scandar Copti
Year: 2009

Nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Ajami is a bold crime drama set on the margins of an Arab ghetto. Working with a cast of non-actors in the real streets of Ajami itself, the film deftly meshes characters and conflicts with...

Ajami

Alila

Alila

Director: Amos Gitai
Year: 2003

Amos Gitai's ALILA tells the story of over a dozen distinct characters who inhabit an apartment complex located in a rundown neighborhood of Tel Aviv, Israel.

Alila

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...

Arab Labor: The Complete First Season

Beaufort

Beaufort

Director: Joseph Cedar
Year: 2007

Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, BEAUFORT chronicles the final days of an Israeli army unit's tense, painful withdrawal in 2000 from a strategic bunker inside a 12th century Crusader fortress near the Lebanese border, marking the end of...

Beaufort

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.

Carmel

Devarim

Devarim

Director: Amos Gitai
Year: 1995

DEVARIM is the first of Gitai's acclaimed trilogy of films about life in Israel's major cities (YOM YOM is set in Haifa and KADOSH is set in Jerusalem). Set in Tel Aviv during one very hot summer, it follows the intersecting lives of three young men...

Devarim

Divine Intervention

Divine Intervention

Director: Elia Suleiman
Year: 2003

At the center of the Middle East conflict, hearts beat in tragic comedy and deadpan irony.

Divine Intervention

Fertile Memory

Fertile Memory

Director: Michel Khleifi
Year: 1980

Khleifi skillfully and lovingly crafts a portrait of two Palestinian women whose struggles both define and transcend the politics that have torn apart their homes and their lives. First full-length film shot in The West Bank.

Fertile Memory

Halfaouine

Halfaouine

Director: Ferid Boughedir
Year: 1995

A charming tale of a young boy's sexual awakening in Muslim Tunisia. Boughedir's style is sensual and full of joy, celebrating the pleasures of everyday life.

Halfaouine

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

A History of Israeli Cinema

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...

Kadosh

Kedma

Kedma

Director: Amos Gitai
Year: 2002

May 1948, some days before the creation of the state of Israel. Upon arrival in Palestine, a boat of concentration camp survivors is confronted by hostile British soldiers. The hopeful emigrants have then to follow the Jewish forces to immediately...

Kedma

Kippur

Kippur

Director: Amos Gitai
Year: 2000

Acclaimed filmmaker Amos Gitai's semi-autobiographical account of the 1973 Yom Kippur war from the point of view of a young soldier. Kippur is not a traditional "blood, guts and glory" war film. There are no men in battle, only the rescue crews...

Kippur

Making Of

Making Of

Director: Nouri Bouzid
Year: 2006

Twenty-five-year-old Bahta (Lotfi Abdelli) has no job, no degree and no prospects. His one passion is breakdancing, but even that outlet is regularly repressed by the cops. After attracting the attention of group of fundamentalists, Bahta is drawn...

Making Of

My Father My Lord

My Father My Lord

Director: David Volach
Year: 2007

"An astonishing debut feature."(Variety). The son of a respected elder in a cloistered hasidic enclave unwittingly runs afoul of his father's strict religious doctrine when childhood life prompts questions outside the confines of tradition. A family...

My Father My Lord

Or (My Treasure)

Or (My Treasure)

Director: Keren Yedaya
Year: 2004

Ruthie and Or, a mother an daughter, live in a small Tel Aviv flat, out of which the former has been a prostitute for the last twenty years. Or has tried many times to get her mother to quit working the street, but without much success -- and now...

Or (My Treasure)

Saint Clara

Saint Clara

Director: Ari Folman and Ori Sivan
Year: 1996

A Russian immigrant teenager's clairvoyant powers create mayhem among the students at Golda Meir Junior High in this jumpy, highly energetic, off-kilter Israel where first love and the apocalypse seem interconnected.

Saint Clara

Salt of This Sea

Salt of This Sea

Director: Annemarie Jacir
Year: 2008

Annemarie Jacir's politically charged feature debut is the story of Soraya, a Brooklyn-born woman who travels to Palestine to retrieve her grandfather's savings, frozen in a Jaffa bank account after his 1948 exile. Her status as a dispossessed exile...

Salt of This Sea

A Summer in La Goulette

A Summer in La Goulette

Director: Ferid Boughedir
Year: 1996

Three teenage girlfriends live in an apartment complex near Goulette beach in 1967, and during the summer they make a pact to lose their virginity. "An enchanting, insanely erotic comedy." - Eye Weekly

A Summer in La Goulette

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...

Tehilim

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.

Time of Favor

Watermarks

Watermarks

Director: Yaron Zilberman
Year: 2004

Debut helmer Yaron Zilberman's WATERMARKS is the story of the champion women swimmers of the legendary Vienna sports club Hakoah, a wildly victorious Jewish organization created in response to Austrian anti-Semitism. Alternating between historical...

Watermarks

Wedding in Galilee

Wedding in Galilee

Director: Michel Khleifi
Year: 1987

A small Palestinian village is given permission to hold a traditional wedding on the condition that Israeli military officers attend as guests of honor.

Wedding in Galilee

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...

Yom Yom

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