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A Bottle in The Gaza Sea
17-year-old Tal has emigrated from France to Jerusalem with her family. She writes a letter expressing her refusal to accept that only hatred can reign between Israelis and Palestinians. She slips the letter into a bottle, and her brother throws it into the sea near Gaza, where he is carrying…
Under the Bombs - Sous les bombes
During a cease-fire in the Lebanon-Israeli conflict of 2006, a Christian taxi driver brings a Shiite woman from Beirut to the heart of the conflict in the country's south. While they scour the rubble of local towns for her son they discover that despite their very different backgrounds they have…
Wherever You Go
Years after cutting herself off from her Orthodox family, Zohara (30) decides to show up at her younger sister's wedding. On her way from her to the wedding she meets Neriman (20), a young Bedouin woman, who's escaping an arranged wedding forced upon her with her cousin. Zohara finds herself…
Salt Of This Sea
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 and encounter with contemporary politics provides a rare glimpse in to…
Times And Winds
Winner of the Best Film and FIPRESCI prizes at the Istanbul International Film Festival, Reha Erdem's Times and Winds is a film "bewitched by the rhythms of everyday life" (The Village Voice) that "packs a poetic-spiritual punch way beyond its placid surface" (Variety). Laying bare forbidden yearnings, dawning sexuality, and…
Closed Curtain - Pardé
Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi (This is Not a Film) bravely defies a twenty-year government ban on filmmaking to create a masterpiece. In a secluded house by the sea, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the…
Transit
TRANSIT explores the intersecting stories of Filipinos in Tel Aviv when the threat of a law deporting the children of migrant workers looms over their precarious lives. Janet (Adlawan), a domestic worker on an expired visa, struggles to hide her half-Israeli daughter, Yael (Curtis-Smith)--a rebellious teenager caught up in a…
Blood Stripe
Audience Award Winner for Best Narrative Feature at the Austin Film Festival, and Winner of the US Fiction Award for Best Film at the Los Angeles Film Festival, BLOOD STRIPE is a timely film about a female veteran trying to cope with trauma. A Marine Sergeant (Kate Nowlin) returns home…
Demeter's Spring - An Israeli Cemetery
This film draws a portrait of the cemetery at Kibbutz Givat Hashlosha, one of the few secular cemeteries in Israel. It observes the cemetery as it withers and blooms again during one year. Between being and nonbeing, holes are bored open in the earth, "reserved" signs are planted and empty…
The Man Who Will Come
Winter 1943. Martina is small child, who stopped talking since the death of her infant brother some years before. She lives in a rural area of central Italy. Her mother is pregnant again and Martina lives for the arrival of her new brother. Meanwhile, the war is getting closer and…
Campfire
The year is 1981. Rachel Gerlik, a widow with two beautiful teenage daughters, wants to join a new religious settlement in the West Bank. But to her chagrin, the group will not accept her unless she remarries and proves that she and her daughters can lead a chaste life. When…
Room 514
Anna, an investigator in the Israeli military, is ordered to interrogate a senior officer who is alleged to have abused an Arab family. Her questioning is greeted with sarcasm by the accused commander, while her colleagues, including her lover, advise her to stop the case - it is too political,…