Jewish Life

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  1. The Komediant

    The Komediant

    Israel, USA 1999, 82 min, Feature Documentary – RESTORED COPY – RE-RELEASE Mono | Aspect Ratio: 4:3

    Directed by: Arnon Goldfinger
    Script: Oshra Schwartz-Reim
    Produced by: Arnon Goldfinger, Amir Harel, Oshra Schwartz-Reim
    Cinematography: Yoram Millo
    Editing: Einat Glaser-Zarhin
    Sound: Tomer Ilan
    Supported by: New Fund for Cinema and Television, TV Keshet – The Film project, National Authority of Yiddish Culture, National Council for Culture and Arts, The Avraham Y. Lerner Foundation, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
    Language: English, Yiddish, Hebrew with English subtitles

    The glory days of the Yiddish stage are brought to life in this funny saga of a legendary theatrical family, The Bursteins.

     
  2. Kingdoms

    Kingdoms

    Israel 2020| 3x52'| 3 Part Documentary Series - New Release

    Written & Directed by: Uri Rosenwaks
    Edited by: Boaz Lion
    Produced by: Uri Rosenwaks, David Dekelboim, Itzhak Alchmister
    Cinematography: Michael Dal, Shachar Jerusalmi
    Music: Avi Belleli
    With the support of: Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, Avi Chai Foundation, The Maimonides Fund, Kan the Israeli Public Broadcast Corporation (IPBC)
    Language: Hebrew and English with English subtitles

    An intimate look at the Hassidic world through the eyes of its members. Kingdoms try’s to shutter the stereotypes, overcome mutual suspicions, and portray the inner story of Hasidism.

     
  3. Best Unkept Secret

    Best Unkept Secret

    Israel 2019 | 57'| Mid-Length Documentary

    Written & Directed by: Ilan Mizrahi
    Edited by: Nadav Harel, Deborah Cherki
    Produced by: Nimrod Shanit – Blimey Production
    Cinematography: Ilan Mizrahi, Deborah Cherki
    Music: Kat Tolokovsky
    With the support of: Yes Doco, Rabinovich Foundation, The Israel Film Council
    Language: Hebrew and English with English subtitles

    A 15-year-long documentation follows the gut wrenching story of an adolescent boy who discovers one day that he had been manipulated and used throughout his life by fanatic organizations seeking to promote their ideology of fighting Jewish assimilation.

     
  4. Ginette

    Ginette

    France 2017, 61 min, Documentary

    Written & Directed by: Nathan J. Minsberg
    Based on: The life and writings of Ginette Yana
    Produced by: Nathan J. Minsberg, Pia Minsberg, Marc Minsberg
    Sound: Wong Chun Hoi
    Language: French with English subtitles

    This is the story of Ginette, from her native Tunisia to her adoptive city of Marseille, in her role as the Sephardic matriarch she has become.

     
  5. A mí

    A mí

    Italy/ Germany/ France 2017, 67 min, Feature Documentary

    Written & Directed by: Caterina Klusemann
    Produced by: Caterina Klusemann Filmproduktion, ZDF, ARTE
    Filming locations: Germany, Israel, Italy, Mongolia, Ukraine, Venezuela
    Language: Italian, English, German with English subtitles

    The same maternal bond that binds four generations of women carries on the trauma of the war, but gives the weapons to heal it in the end.

     
  6. The King of Börek

    The King of Börek

    Israel 2018, 74 min, Feature Documentary

    Written & Directed by: Orit Ofir Ronell
    Production: Yoram Ivry, David Noy - Cinemax Prod
    Editing: Tor Ben-mayor
    Cinematography: David Zarif
    Soundtrack: Itzik Cohen- Jungle Sound
    Music: Kobi Vitman
    With the support of: Reshet Channel 13, The new Foundation for Cinema & TV
    Language: Hebrew and Bulgarian with English Subtitles

    Rise and fall of a proud Bulgarian family of bakers that immigrated to the newborn state of Israel. 

     
  7. My War Hero Uncle

    My War Hero Uncle

    Israel 2018, 52 min, Documentary

    Written & Directed by: Shaked Goren
    Production: Ayelet Kait, Amir Harel – Lama Films
    Cinematography: Nadav Ben Zur
    Editing: Danel Elpeleg
    Sound Design: Erez Eyni
    Music: Ophir Leibovich
    With the support of: Yes Docu, NFCT
    Language: Hebrew with English subtitles

    Ami was killed in the 1967 War. Fifty years after his death, a shocking truth is unveiled

     
  8. In The Desert - A Documentary Diptych

    In The Desert - A Documentary Diptych

    Israel/ Canada 2018, 220 min, (Omar's Dream’ 115 min, Avidan's Dream 105 min, TV Version 120 min, Documentary Diptych

    Written & Directed & Cinematography by: Avner Faingulernt
    Produced by: Hagar Saad Shalom, Paul Cadieux, Shlomi Elkabetz, Danae Elon, Galit Bachlon; Skene Border Films (IL), Filmoption International (CAN), Deux Beaux Garcons Films (IL), Entre Deux Mondes Productions
    Editing: Myriam Magassouba (CAN)
    Music: Peter Venne (CAN)
    With the support of: The Israel Film Council – Ministry of Culture and Sport, Quebec Crédit d’impôt cinema et television - Gestion SODEC, The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit
    Language: Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles

    A profound journey trying to defy what is commonly known about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

     
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    The Optimists

    Israel, Netherlands, Jordan 2019 / 55 min / Mid-Length Documentary

    Written & Directed by: Eliezer Yaari
    Produced by: Irit Ambar
    Narrated by: Mandy Patinkin
    Language: Hebrew with English subtitles

    A story of a Palestinian chemist from the village of Sur Baher who decides to move from his village to the Jewish Kibbutz Ketura in the South of Israel, in pursuit of a dream of peace in the Middle East. Utopia or optimism?

     

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