Monthly Screenings


All the films of the festival, from A to Z

20,000 Species of Bees

Dir.: Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren
| 129 minutes

An eight-year-old child struggles with the fact that people keep addressing her in confusing ways. During a summer in the Basque Country among the beehives, she explores her identity alongside the women of her family, as they reflect on their own lives and desires.

About Dry Grasses

Dir.: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
| 197 minutes

Samet, a young art teacher, is finishing his fourth year of compulsory service in a remote village in Anatolia. After a turn of events he can barely comprehend, he loses any hopes of escaping his grim existence. Will his encounter with Nuray, also a teacher, help him overcome his angst?

Ama Gloria

Dir.: Marie Amachoukeli
| 83 minutes

Six-year-old Cléo loves her nanny Gloria more than anything. When Gloria is forced to return to Cape Verde to care for her own children, the two must make the most of their last summer together.

Amazing Grace

Dir.: Amos Guttman
| 99 minutes

Young Jonathan moves to the city, but can’t find happiness. He meets the older Thomas, who recently returned from years abroad and is hiding the fact he’s been diagnosed with AIDS. The two develop a tender relationship, yet only one of them knows that their time together is about to run out. A special digital copy of Amos Guttman’s final masterpiece newly-restored by the Israel Film Archive - Jerusalem Cinematheque, in collaboration with the Israel Film Fund and Mifal HaPais Council for the Culture and Arts.

Anatomy of a Fall

Dir.: Justine Triet
| 151 minutes

Winner of the 2023 Palme d’Or. For the past year, Sandra, a German writer, her French husband Samuel, and their eleven-year-old son Daniel have lived a secluded life in the French Alps. When Samuel is found dead in the snow below their chalet, the police question whether he committed suicide or was killed.

Art College 1994

Dir.: Liu Jian
| 118 minutes

Liu Juan's film tells a story that takes place in a Chinese art school in the 1990s. Amidst the clash of idealism vs. reality as well as tradition vs. modernity, a group of youths live their lives to the fullest as they pursue art and their dreams, form strong friendships, and fall in love. A unique tale of youth is painted under the brush of a distinctive narrative and aesthetic style

Banel & Adama

Dir.: Ramata-Toulaye Sy
| 87 minutes

Banel and Adama are fiercely in love. The young married couple lives in a remote village in northern Senegal. For them, nothing else exists. Yet their perfect everlasting love is on a collision course with their community’s customs. Because in this world, there is no room for passion, let alone chaos.


Dir.: Greta Gerwig
| 114 minutes

Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

Exclusive pre-premiere screening at the Jerusalem Cinematheque.

Beyond Utopia

Dir.: Madeleine Gavin
| 115 minutes

A suspenseful look at the great lengths people will go to gain freedom, BEYOND UTOPIA follows various individuals as they attempt to flee North Korea, one of the most oppressive places on Earth, a land they grew up believing was a paradise.


Dir.: Fernando Guzzoni
| 98 minutes

Blanca, an 18-year-old foster home resident, is the key witness in a scandal involving kids, politicians, and rich men taking part in sex parties. Yet, the more questions that are asked, the less clear it becomes what Blanca’s role in the scandal exactly is.

Blue Jean

Dir.: Georgia Oakley
| 97 minutes

England, 1988. Margaret Thatcher’s conservative government is about to pass a law stigmatizing gays and lesbians, forcing Jean, a gym teacher, to live a double life. As pressure mounts from all sides, the arrival of a new girl at school catalyzes a crisis that will challenge Jean to her core.


A Brighter Tomorrow

Dir.: Nanni Moretti
| 96 minutes

A movie director struggles with his family, and with his latest movie on the impact of the 1956 USSR invasion of Hungary on the Italian Communist Party. Nanni Moretti’s latest film which premiered at the recent Cannes Film Festival.


Canale Grande

Dir.: Friederike Pezold
| 88 minutes

Photographer, performer, video, and installation artist, Friederike Pezold, sees Canale Grande as “a protest against a standardization of the world of images... a call for radical subjectivity.”

“While contemporary in its freshness, the atmospheric cityscapes have a touching time capsule quality.” (DIAGONALE catalogue)


Dir.: Benjamin Millepied
| 116 minutes

Carmen is forced to flee her home in the Mexican desert following the brutal murder of her mother. She survives an illegal border crossing into the US, only to be confronted by a lawless Volunteer Border Patrol agent. When the guard and his partner Aidan become embroiled in a deadly standoff, the pair is forced to escape together.


Dir.: Michael Curtis
| 102 minutes

"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine." Academy Award winners Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman give astounding performances in one of cinema's most important romantic dramas. During World War II, Rick Blaine manages a nightclub in Vichy-ruled Casablanca. Army officials frequent his establishment along with refugees seeking to escape the Germans. Despite the constant presence of human suffering, Rick manages not to get involved in the affairs of the War. But all that changes when Ilsa Lund steps through the door. Now, Rick must choose between living with the woman he loves and being the hero she and the world need - or carrying on with his life.

Charlotte Salomon, Life and the Maiden

Dir.: Delphine Coulin, Muriel Coulin
| 72 minutes

The life of Charlotte Salomon has inspired novels, plays, operas, and even an animated film. This new documentary offers an intimate look at the young woman who, though she was murdered in Auschwitz at age 26, completed an astounding amount of art, including some 1,300 paintings, before her deportation.


The Child

Dir.: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
| 91 minutes

Bruno is twenty. Sonia, eighteen. They live off Sonia’s benefits and the thefts carried out by Bruno and the kids in his gang. Sonia has just given birth to their child, Jimmy. How can Bruno become a father, being so carefree and living for the present, solely concerned about the money from his deals?

Club Zero

Dir.: Jessica Hausner
| 110 minutes

Miss Novak joins the staff of an international boarding school to teach a conscious eating class. She instructs that eating less is healthy. The other teachers are slow to notice what is happening and by the time the distracted parents become aware of the situation, Club Zero has become a reality.

Daniel Auerbach

Dir.: David Volach
| 105 minutes

The hero of David Volach's second film (My Father My Lord) is David himself - a film director on an endless journey towards the making of the second film of his life; an autobiographical depiction of his hardships as an immigrant from Ultra-Orthodox to secular and the pain of Jewish and Israeli identity. 

Film Trucks

The Dark Knight

Dir.: Christopher Nolan
| 152 minutes

Christian Bale and director Christopher Nolan reunite after the unprecedented success of their first collaboration, BATMAN BEGINS. This time, Heath Ledger joins the cast as the Joker, and Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent. With the help of Police Deputy Commissioner Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman), and new district attorney Harvey Dent, Batman tries to eradicate organized crime from Gotham City forever. The three initially succeed, but soon, they find themselves prey to a new criminal mastermind named the Joker who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and pushes Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.


Dir.: Idan Gilboa
| 13 minutes

A dark comedy that explores the power balance between Bureaucracy, Death, and Feline devotion among the elderly population. At its center lies the story of a friendship between two senior women sickened over the disrespect they experience at the hands of society.


Dir.: Asaf Saban
| 100 minutes

Three childhood friends go on a high-school trip to the Holocaust sites in Poland. Between extermination camps and memorial sites, they go through their own personal journey, face their fears, and celebrate their youth.

The Delinquents

Dir.: Rodrigo Moreno
| 180 minutes

Morán and Román are two bank employees that reach a point in their lives where they question their routine existence. One of them finds a solution, committing a crime. Somehow, he succeeds in binding his destiny to his partner. This decision will lead to a resounding change as they search for a better existence.

Live Action

Digital Diary

Dir.: Yasmine Scheft
| 18 minutes

18-year-old Anton hangs out with thugs who steal cell phones and blackmail their owners. But when Anton gets a hold of Meitar’s phone, he becomes obsessed with the world she has compulsively recorded.

Disco Boy

Dir.: Giacomo Abbruzzese
| 91 minutes

After a long journey, Aleksei arrives in Paris and decides to join the Foreign Legion. Meanwhile, on the Niger River Delta, Jomo fights oil multinationals threatening his village. Heading an armed group, Jomo kidnaps French citizens. A command of the Foreign Legion intervenes, led by Aleksei.