Monthly Screenings

The Joan Sourasky-Constantiner Jewish & Holocaust Cinema Foundation at the Jerusalem Cinematheque and Yad Vashem’s Visual Center present the The Jewish Experience competition at the Jerusalem International Film Festival.


The awards, endowed through the generosity of Michaela and Leon Constantiner, are granted in the following categories:


The Yad Vashem Visual Center, a digital film library and an international information center about the Holocaust and film, presents:
The Avner Shalev - Yad Vashem Chairman’s Award
For Artistic Achievement in Holocaust-related Film


The Jerusalem Cinematheque-Israel Film Archive Joan Sourasky-Constantiner Multimedia Center presents:

The Lia Van Leer Award

For Artistic Achievement in a Film on Jewish Heritage 


Kindly endowed by Michaela and Leon Constantiner, USA


Dir.: Ferenc Török
| 91 minutes

A Hungarian village in August 1945. The festive ambiance of the clerk’s daughter’s wedding is tainted when two Orthodox Jews arrive carrying a mysterious trunk. Have they come to claim their lawful inheritance?


Dir.: Tal Haim Yofee
| 72 minutes

Two holocaust survivors live in a tiny apartment. The movie portrait the daily routine of one day in their life, getting up, dress, every little action takes eternity, creating a flex in time.  

Bickels [Socialism]

Dir.: Heinz Emigholz
| 92 minutes

Artist Heinz Emigholz offers a captivating view of 22 buildings designed by legendary kibbutz architect, Shmuel Bickels. In his distinctive style – unnarrated, static shots of the structures – Emigholz manages to capture Bickels’s spirit. 

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Dir.: Alexandra Dean
| 90 minutes

Hedy Lamarr was not only a Hollywood star, she was also a freak for innovation who developed a broadcasting system used by the Allies against the Nazis. A documentary portrait of a fascinating woman who did not receive the respect she deserved.  

The Cakemaker

Dir.: Ofir Raul Graizer
| 105 minutes

A young German pastry maker travels to Jerusalem in search of the wife and son of his dead lover.

Conventional Sins

Dir.: Anat Yuta Zuria, Shira Clara Winther
| 70 minutes

Meir’s diary describes the abuse he suffered as a 14-year-old at the hands of a group of ultraorthodox paedophiles. Years later, he reopens the diary in order to reconstruct his story and portray the issue of paedophilia in ultraorthodox society.

The Great Eagle

Dir.: Uri Rosenwaks
| 150 minutes

Delving into the world of Maimonides, the greatest Jewish adjudicator and philosopher clarifies one thing; if he would suddenly awake and appear in the State of Israel of 2017, he would most certainly be baffled.

The Man with the Iron Heart

Dir.: Cédric Jimenez
| 120 minutes

A thriller based on Laurent Binet’s bestseller about the assassination attempt on Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi criminal, architect of the “Final Solution.” The film portrays his personal life alongside his military activities. 


Dir.: Joshua Z. Weinstein
| 82 minutes

Menashe, a widowed ultra-Orthodox Jew from Brooklyn, fights for custody of his son. The rabbi gives him a week to prove he’s worthy. A touching drama that explores the nature of faith and the cost of parenthood. 

Patti Cake$

Dir.: Geremy Jasper
| 108 minutes

Patti Cake$, a white, overweight, charismatic and enormously talented rapper dreams of escaping her tedious life in New Jersey. With the help of good friends and her grandmother, Patti sets out to conquer the Hip-Hop scene.