LOS ANGELES

NOVEMBER 5-21, 2017

OPENING NIGHT SCREENING & AWARDS PRESENTATION

NOVEMBER 5, 2017
SABAN THEATRE, BEVERLY HILLS

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CLOSING NIGHT SCREENING: FOXTROT

Dir: Samuel Maoz

Running Time: 113 minutes

Michael and Dafna are devastated when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous mourning relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger...

Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Venice Film Festival 2017

Winner, Best Film, Israeli Academy Ophir Awards 2017

Opening Night Gala: BEN GURION, EPILOGUE
בן גוריון, אפילוג

Dir: Yariv Mozer

Running Time: 70 minutes

OPENING NIGHT GALA SCREENING In the great depths of the archive, six hours of interview footage was discovered of one of modern history’s greatest leaders, David Ben-Gurion. It is 1968 and he is 82 years old, five years before his death. He lives in his...

Winner - Best Documentary, 2017 Israeli Academy Ophir Awards

A QUIET HEART
לב שקט מאוד

Dir: Eitan Anner

Running Time: 92 minutes

In present day Jerusalem, a city increasingly dominated by religious fanaticism, Naomi, a secular young woman, seeks refuge from the pressure of her life in Tel Aviv as a concert pianist. Naomi quickly makes two unexpected connections – one with a musically gifted Ultra-Orthodox young...

Winner, Grand Prix at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2016

Winner, Best Actress (Ania Bukstein) at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 2016

ALMOST FAMOUS
כמעט מפורסמת

Dir: Marco Carmel

Running Time: 95 minutes

“Almost Famous” is a contemporary youth drama that vividly and sensitively describes what is important to teens and what affects them in a society where the desire to be famous is sometimes stronger than the need to fill that word with real content. It is...

AN ISRAELI LOVE STORY
סיפור אהבה ארץ ישראלי

Dir: Dan Wolman

Running Time: 93 minutes

The film An Israeli Love Story is based on the true story of the love affair between Pnina Gary (Dromi) from Nahalal and Eli Ben-Zvi the son of Rachel Yanait and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi the second president of the State of Israel. The film is set during the...

The Golden Rooster, One Hundred Flower Festival ("The Chinese Oscar") - Best Actress Audience Award to main actress Adi Bielski

AND THEN SHE ARRIVED
ואז היא הגיעה

Dir: Roee Florentin

Running Time: 104 minutes

Dan Freilich (30), a handsome and dozy nerd, was sure that his life was all planned out for the next 50 years. Pretty soon he was also supposed to get married, to his high school sweetheart. That’s all you need, isn’t it? Apparently not. Because...

ANTENNA
אנטנה

Dir: Arik Rotstein

Running Time: 100 minutes

Three brothers: the eldest, a senior IDF officer, the second, a university lecturer and the third, a DJ and an occasional drug dealer. Three separate worlds; one warm and disturbed family. When the 84-year- old father begins to go crazy because of a cellular antenna...

Winner, Best Editing Haifa Film Festival 2016

32 Warsaw Film Festival Official Selection International Competition.

Mallorca International Film Festival - Official selection ​

AZIMUTH
אזימוט

Dir: Mike Burstyn

Running Time: 75 minutes

The Six Day War, June 9th, 1967. An Israeli sergeant and an Egyptian soldier encounter each other in an abandoned UNEF post in the Sinai desert on the day after the Israeli/Egyptian cease fire. During an ensuing firefight both men get trapped in the abandoned...

Winner, Best Narrative Feature Film, Calcutta International Cult Film Festival 2017

BETWEEN WORLDS
בין העולמות

Dir: Miya Hatav

Running Time: 84 minutes

Bina (46), a religious woman from Jerusalem, arrives at the hospital panic-stricken after her son Ulli (25) was severely injured in a stabbing attack. This is the first time she has seen him since he became secular and lost contact with his family. Her husband,...

EWA
אווה

Dir: Haim Tabakman

Running Time: 89 minutes

Yoel and Ewa have been married for a long time. While putting order in their papers, he finds a bank note informing him of a loan on an apartment he owns, which he never knew about. Yoel discovers that in that apartment, in the poor...