Israeli Themes

The 90 Minute War

About the Film 

After decades of strife and failed peace talks, the Israelis and Palestinians decide to end their feud, on a soccer field, in this bold satire that reveals the petty nature of the differences dividing the Middle East.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
84 minutes

A.K.A. Nadia

About the Film 

An Israeli woman now living under false pretenses is haunted by her past in this powerful meditation on the personal and political nature of identity. Nominated for five Israeli Academy Awards.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
115 minutes

Abulele

About the Film 

A boy forms a secret friendship with a mythical creature in this family-friendly, heart-warming tale of friendship and familial bonds, inspired by Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
96 minutes

Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

About the Film 

Compiled from newly discovered talks with Israel’s founding father, this rare and significant bit of cinematic archeology offers riveting hindsight on Zionism, Ben-Gurion’s reflections on his legacy and hopes for Middle East peace, and prophetic implications for Israel’s future.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
70 minutes

Beyond the Mountains and Hills

About the Film 

A fractured Israeli family is tested in this art house drama, a microcosm for the malaise of Israeli society from the director of The Band’s Visit

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
90 minutes

Forever Pure

About the Film 

Tribalism meets sports in an ugly, troubled reality, when a secret deal to transfer Muslim players to an Israeli soccer team triggers a crisis of politics, money and race, in this fi rstrate cautionary tale of nationalism and demagoguery.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
86 minutes

Harmonia

About the Film 

In this adaptation of the biblical tale of Abraham and Sarah, a childless Israeli musical couple seeks to have a family, leading to a culture clash reconciled through music.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
98 minutes

In Between

About the Film 

Despite being Arab-Israeli in a mostly Jewish society, and constrained by societal norms, three independent Palestinian gal pals choose to live on their own terms, in this taboo-breaking dramedy, a highly engaging story of friendship and female power.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
96 minutes

On the Map

About the Film 

Demoralized after the Yom Kippur War and Munich massacre, Israel’s unforgettable upset win by the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team against the four-time Soviet champs, is exhilaratingly recounted.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
85 minutes

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