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An Ordinary Life

Dir.: Efrat Shalom Danon, Gili Danon
| 55 minutes

Two women who have escaped the horrors of Africa search for sanctuary in Israel and Germany, where they are forever foreigners. In the face of contrasting immigration policies, this documentary sheds a light on their shared fate.

Oslo

Dir.: Shady Srour
| 15 minutes

A Palestinian man is denied entry to Israel for work. After promising his daughter meat for dinner, he cannot come home empty handed. Ziad needs to be creative.

Israeli Short Film Competition - Program 1

Our Mothers

Dir.: César Díaz
| 78 minutes

Cannes Camera d’Or winner is a tantalizing drama that takes place in Guatemala. A forensic anthropologist investigating the crimes of the 1980s civil war, encounters new evidence including a photograph of a man who resembles his father.

The Package

Dir.: Dušan Kasalica, Teodora Ana Mihai
| 13 minutes

After several years in Paris, Damir, a professional saxophonist, returns to Sarajevo for a unique concert. One of his friends asks him to bring a gift for her best friend, Elma, who is waiting for Damir with some surprises of her own....

The Factory 2019

Pain and Glory

Dir.: Pedro Almodóvar
| 113 minutes

Pedro Almodóvar’s new, heartfelt, personal film depicts a successful director in crisis and his encounters with people over the course of his lifetime. With Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas in an unforgettable role for which he won the Best Actor award at Cannes.

PARANO

Dir.: Ariel Semmel
| 80 minutes

For the last 24 years, I have been documenting my life obsessively. It all started in 1996, when I was abducted by extra-terrestrials. My name Is Ariel Semmel and Parano is my crazy true story. For ages 18+

Parasite

Dir.: Bong Joon-Ho
| 132 minutes

Parasite, Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s (Snowpiercer, Okja) film, which won the Palme d’Or for Best Film at Cannes, follows a poor family whose members infiltrate a wealthy family’s mansion until the plan goes awry.

Peaches & Cream

Dir.: Gur Bentwich
| 92 minutes

An existential comedy about a neurotic film director whose fear of failure, death, and losing control all surface on the evening his new film is released, creating an unforgettable night - at least for him and his band of eccentrics.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Dir.: Céline Sciamma
| 120 minutes

France, 1770. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of the aristocratic Héloïse. But the bride refuses, and Marianne is forced to paint her in private. Winner of Best Screenplay prize at Cannes.

Queen of Hearts

Dir.: May El-Toukhy
| 127 minutes

Anne is a successful lawyer who lives in an expansive home with her charming husband and twin girls. When Gustav, her husband’s teenaged son from a previous relationship moves in, Anne’s perfect family life takes a surprising turn. 

Ray & Liz

Dir.: Richard Billingham
| 108 minutes

On the outskirts of Birmingham and the margins of society, the Billingham family members perform extreme rituals and break social taboos as they muddle through a life decided by factors beyond their control.

Red Fields

Dir.: Keren Yedaya
| 93 minutes

Based on the Rock Opera Mami by Hillel Mitelpunkt. The 16 songs recorded live, new arrangements by Dudu Tassa and Nir Maimon, tell the unbelievable story of Mami, a young woman from a town in the south, whose husband's injury changes her life forever.

A Regular Woman

Dir.: Sherry Hormann
| 96 minutes

Aynur, the vibrant beautiful of Turkish immigrants living in Germany, is married at age 16 to a violent man and becomes pregnant. Realizing that life does not have to be what her orthodox Muslim family had in mind, she escapes to Berlin for a new start.

The Rest

Dir.: Ai Weiwei
| 78 minutes

Ai Weiwei, a leading artist of our generation, delves into the migrant crisis, while focusing on refugees from war-stricken regions who face Europe’s increasingly rigid policy, the media’s loss of interest, and surging xenophobia.

Rift

Dir.: Yarden Lipshitz Louz
| 21 minutes

A power outage in 15-year-old Lidor’s home forces her to set out on a journey to restore it, and to re-establish her relationship with her unemployed alcoholic father.

Israeli Short Film Competition - Program 1

Romantic Comedy

Dir.: Elizabeth Sankey
| 79 minutes

This documentary looks beneath the surface of the romantic comedy genre, seeking to better understand the way we view love, relationships, and romance. Director Elizabeth Sankey investigates the past, present, and future of the genre, assisted by a chorus of critics, actors, and filmmakers.

Saints Rest

Dir.: Noga Ashkenazi
| 82 minutes

An Israeli-American co-production about two estranged sisters, reunited for a summer in their Midwestern hometown. The sisters attempt to reconnect while family and career pull them in different directions.

Satantango

Dir.: Béla Tarr
| 450 minutes

A rare opportunity to view a restored copy of Béla Tarr’s masterpiece. A few friends plot to escape an agricultural collective when a mysterious character from the past returns and reshuffles the cards.

Serbian Epics

Dir.: Pawel Pawlikowski
| 42 minutes

In this fascinating documentary, set in Bosnia during the war, Pawel Pawlikowski offers a universal enquiry into the nature of the nation state and the ethnocentric view of the world.