Narrative

To Be or Not to Be

About the Film 

Jack Benny and Carole Lombard are married thespians caught in a WWII escapade in Ernst Lubitsch’s screwball anti-Nazi masterpiece that opened just after America went to war, perhaps the most daring film of its day, criticized for juxtaposing comedy against Hitler’s invasion of Poland, but today considered a satirical classic.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
99 minutes

Wig Shop

About the Film 

Emily Mortimer portrays a Los Angeles Orthodox woman who uncovers a life-changing secret from a hairdresser along a melting pot stretch of Pico Boulevard. 

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
16 minutes

The Women's Balcony

About the Film 

A mishap at a Jerusalem synagogue causes a major rift in a devout community in this rousing comical feminist narrative about speaking truth to patriarchal power, a portrait of modern Orthodoxy infused with genuine characters and big-hearted humor. Nominated for 5 Israeli Academy Awards.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
96 minutes

Wounded Land

About the Film 

A policeman’s loyalties are tested after a ghastly terrorist attack in this superb fast-paced thriller that unsparingly reveals corruption and racism in Israeli society. Nominated for 11 Israeli Academy Awards.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
80 minutes

Wrestling Jerusalem

About the Film 

Creatively adapting his acclaimed one-man stage show using only simple props and backdrops, playwright-actor Aaron Davidman conjures a host of diverse characters on all sides of the existential divide, while seeking answers to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and reigniting hope for the future of this troubled region.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
90 minutes

Zacma: Blindness

About the Film 

A sadistic Polish interrogator is haunted by her past in this masterfully crafted drama, a provocative exploration of faith and forgiveness by renowned writer-director Ryszard Bugajski, based on events surrounding the Iron Curtain’s collapse.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
110 minutes

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