Israeli Themes

One Week and a Day

About the Film 

An Israeli couple tries for normalcy after their son’s death in this critically acclaimed, quirky tragi-comedy, in which both parents experience their own epiphanies about the absurdity of life after a death. Nominated for 7 Israeli Academy Awards, and winner of 8 Jerusalem Film Festival awards.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
97 minutes

Our Father

About the Film 

In this gritty, visceral thriller, a morally conflicted nightclub bouncer dreams of becoming a father, as he faces a moral dilemma and tries to break free from a life of violent crime in the Israeli underworld. Nominated for 12 Israeli Academy Awards.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
107 minutes

Past Life

About the Film 

Two Israeli sisters unravel the shocking truth about their father’s murky wartime past, in this hybrid detective thriller and heart-tugging melodrama, based on fact, by award-winning filmmaker Avi Nesher.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
107 minutes

The Settlers

About the Film 

Cameras go inside the reclusive West Bank settlements for a close look at the contentious movement at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, yielding a troubling portrait of radicals and idealists on the fringe of Israeli society.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
107 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

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