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32nd IFF OPENING NIGHT GALA, AWARD PRESENTATION AND SCREENING

Dir: Avi Nesher

THE OTHER STORY
סיפור אחר

Dir: Avi Nesher

Genere: Feature

Running Time: 112 minutes

Family disputes and conspiracies take center stage in this lively drama, which even-handedly explores the divide between Israel’s secular Jews and the ultra-Orthodox from director Avi Nesher (The Matchmaker). Sasson Gabai (The Band’s Visit) plays a renowned psychologist and rationalist who falls out with his...

SHOELACES
שרוכים

Dir: Jacob Goldwasser

Genere: Feature

Running Time: 98 minutes

Laces tells the story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs son, whom he abandoned while he was still a young boy. Reuben’s (60) kidneys are failing and his son Gadi (35), wants to donate one of his own kidney’s to...

NOBLE SAVAGE
פרא אציל

Dir: Marco Carmel

Genere: Feature

Running Time: 94 minutes

Almost everything in Eli’s life, a 15 years old boy with an eating disorder, is on the brink of catastrophe. He lives in a seedy neighborhood with his mother and her husband, two ex-junkies obsessed with living a “normative” life. His alcoholic father is an...

RED COW
פרה אדומה

Dir: Tsivia Barkai Yacov

Genere: Feature

Running Time: 90 minutes

Benny is different than everyone around her. She’s a girl with a boy’s name, An only child, who lost her mother at childbirth. She grew up alone with her fundamentalist father in a Jewish settlement stuck in the heart of the Muslim east Jerusalem neighborhood...

THE UNORTHODOX
הבלתי רישמיים

Dir: Elian Malka

Genere: Feature

Running Time: 92 minutes

When Yakov Cohen’s daughter was expelled from school, he decided to establish a parallel social institution. He had no knowledge, no money, no connections, and no PR but he had the strong will to take action that would allow him and other Sephardic Jews to...

WORKING WOMAN
אישה עובדת

Dir: Michal Aviad

Genere: Feature

Running Time: 93 minutes

Life at work becomes unbearable for Orna. Her boss appreciates and promotes her while making inappropriate advances, her husband struggles to keep his new restaurant afloat, and Orna becomes the main breadwinner for their three children. When finally her world is shattered, she must pull...

BROKEN MIRRORS
מראות שבורות

Dir: Aviad Givon & Imri Matalon

Genere: Feature

Running Time: 100 minutes

Shadowed by a strict, military father who inflicts severe methods of punishment as a form of discipline, seventeen year old Ariella commits a grave error that her father isn’t willing to punish her for. Seeking a punishment of her own, Ariella embarks on a dark...

REDEMPTION
גאולה

Dir: Yossi Madmoni & Boaz Yehonatan Yaacov

Genere: Feature

Running Time: 104 minutes

Menachem, a former frontman for a rock band, is now religious, and a father to a six-year-old. When his daughter is diagnosed with cancer, he must find a creative solution to fund the expensive treatments. He reunites his band for one last tour. The journey...

FRACTURES
סדקים

Dir: Arik Lubetzky

Genere: Feature

Running Time: 83 minutes

Oded, a renowned professor and research scientist, is on his way to receive a prestigious award, accompanied by his wife Merav. Unexpectedly the police call and ask him to stop by to answer a few questions. In an instant, their world crumbles. The film takes...