LOS ANGELES

NOVEMBER 5-21, 2017

OPENING NIGHT SCREENING & AWARDS PRESENTATION

NOVEMBER 5, 2017
SABAN THEATRE, BEVERLY HILLS

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HARMONIA
הרמוניה

Dir: Ori Sivan

Running Time: 97 minutes

Harmonia is a modern adaptation of the mythological triangle between the childless Abraham and Sarah and young Hagar. Sarah is the harpist of the Jerusalem Philharmonic; Abraham is its almighty conductor. When Hagar, a young horn player from East Jerusalem joins the Western Side Orchestra,...

Winner - Audience Award, Shalom Europa, Alsace Festival of Isralei Cinema, France, 2017

Winner - University of Nicosia Student Jury Award, Cyprus Film Days, Cyprus, 2017

Winner - Best Cinematography, Lia Van Leer Award, 2016 Jerusalem Film Festival

HEROINE
גיבורה

Dir: Atara Frish, Heli Hardy, Yasmin Schryer-Ozary, Shira Pajurski, Shira Porat. Created and Artistically Directed by Michal Vinik and Maya Dreifuss

Running Time: 87 minutes

Heroine is a full length feature film comprising five short stories, written and directed by five women directors. The titles of each episode are the professions of the main characters: The Officer, The Babysitter, The Nurse, The Stripper and The Director. This profession does not...

HOLY AIR
אוויר קדוש

Dir: Shady Srour

Running Time: 81 minutes

Adam is thoroughly in love with his wife Lamia, but that doesn’t make him a successful businessman. He needs money now more than ever as they’re experiencing a difficult pregnancy while his father is gravely ill. Adding the small daily misfortunes he encounters as an...

2017 Jerusalem Film Festival - Journalists' FIPRESCI prize

2017 Tribeca Film Festival – Official Selection

HOME PORT
נמל בית

Dir: Erez Tadmor

Running Time: 86 minutes

After 30 years at sea Aharon Avital  ‘lands’ in time for the birth of his first grandchild and is looking forward to living a normal life at last. He is appointed Head of the Marine Department at the Ashdod Port.  Almost immediately he clashes with the...

Winner - Best Cinemathography, Haifa International Film Festival 2016

Nominee - Israel Academy Ophir Award, Best Film, Best Director and Best script

IN BETWEEN
לא פה, לא שם

Dir: Maysaloun Hamoud

Running Time: 96 minutes

IN BETWEEN is a witty and buoyant comedic drama about three independent young Palestinian women living in Tel Aviv struggling to find their way through Arab-Israeli culture, nightlife, and identity. Maysaloun Hamoud’s debut feature is a dazzling and intelligent portrait of this often overlooked demographic....

Winner - NETPAC Award, 2016 Toronto Int'l. Film Festival

Winner - Best Film, San Sebastian Int'l. Film Festival 2016

Winner - Best Debut Feature, 2016 Haifa Int'l. Film Festival

INDOORS
חדרי הבית

Dir: Eitan Green

Running Time: 109 minutes

Avraham is a small–time contractor who’s trying to make it into the big–time, and therefor gambles on projects that exceed his capabilities. His family lives in the shadow of his career ambitions, until one of these projects finds him drowning in debts he cannot pay...

2016 Jerusalem International Film Festival – Official Selection

LATE SUMMER BLUES
בלוז לחופש הגדול

Dir: Renen Schorr

Running Time: 101 minutes

A special Tribute for one of Israel’s iconic cult film, now celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a newly restored print. A group of close friends celebrate the bittersweet changes coming to their lives during the summer of their high-school graduation: adult responsibilities, adult romance —...

Winner - The Silver Menorah Award for best film, best screenplay and best original score

Winner - Outstanding Film, 1987 Israel Film Festivals in New York and Los Angeles

LONGING
געגוע

Dir: Savi Gabizon

Ariel, a well-off, childless man, gets a phone call from his college girlfriend. She needs to tell him a couple of very surprising things: first, when they broke up twenty years ago, she was pregnant and went on to have a lovely boy. The second...

MAKTUB
מכתוב

Dir: Oded Raz

Running Time: 100 Minutes

Steve & Chuma, two criminals, are the sole survivors of a terrorist attack at a restaurant in Jerusalem. They decide to change their ways and become flesh and blood angels. They go on a journey of wish fulfillment for people who write requests on paper...

OPERATION EGG
מבצע ביצה

Dir: Alon Gur Arye

Running Time: 90 minutes

A couple of con-men decide to grab a rare eagle’s egg that’s being transferred from the Ramat Gan Safari Park to a venue on the Golan Heights so it can be added to a dish on a cooking competition, and win a big prize.