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films | Israel Film Festival films – Israel Film Festival

A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS - ספור על אהבה וחושך

Dir: Natalie Portman

The story of Amos Oz’s youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man’s relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while...

A.K.A. NADIA - נדיה - שם זמני

Dir: Tova Ascher

Nadia is a 20 year old Arab girl who has a secret love affair with Nimer, a PLO activist. They move to England, where Nimer is caught by the authorities and Nadia is left alone. A slick character fixes her with an Israeli passport of...

ABULELE - אבוללה

Dir: Jonathan Geva

Monsters aren’t always to be feared – that’s what 10-year-old Adam discovers when an ancient creature known as Abulele finds him. Ever since losing his brother in a car crash, the boy has been plagued with guilt, struggling with bullies at school and grief-stricken parents...

AMOR - אמור

Dir: Raphael Rebibo

After years of wandering, Daniel returns to his childhood home in Israel… only to find that the love of his life, a former ballet teacher, lies bedridden and without hope of recovery. Daniel’s love for her faces its ultimate test: can he do the unimaginable...

AN AVERAGE STORY - לתפארת מדינת ישראל

Dir: Yaniv Segalovich

How average are you? Avi Cohen gets the answer to that question—with a vengeance—on the day he learns that he’s officially the most average man in Israel. This ought to be good news, since it instantly transforms him into a national icon. Unfortunately, Avi’s plans...

2016 Ophir Awards Nominee—Best Short Feature

ANNA - אנה

Dir: Or Sinai

In the dog days of summer, a woman in her thirties finds herself unexpectedly alone. She wanders her small desert hometown, yearning to feel like a woman again… even in the arms of a complete stranger. This debut film from Or Sinai took first prize...

2016 Ophir Awards Nominee—Best Short Feature

Cinefondation Selection First Prize

BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS AND HILLS - מעבר להרים ולגבעות

Dir: Eran Kolirin

What does it mean to “come home” when the home you knew no longer exists? Discharged from the army after a lifetime of military service, David, a veteran, struggles to adapt to the “new Israel” of material success. When a friend suggests working for a...

2016 Cannes Film Festival -UN CERTAIN REGARD


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