Amos Gitai documents the IDF’s actions in the Occupied Territories before and during the invasion of Lebanon. Gitai’s camera is not an objective eye, but rather, a subversive means of expression on the Occupation.
An ex-con tries to join his old gang, which now includes a police snitch. Sucked into a whirlwind of suspicion, the gangsters take extreme action. An exemplary homage to American Film Noir, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo.
François Ozon’s film takes us to a small German town in 1919. Anna meets Adrian, a young Frenchman who has come to lay flowers on the grave of her fiancé, killed in WWI. His presence, so soon after Germany’s defeat, kindles new desires.
In Boston of 1978, two gangs meet in a deserted factory to finalize an arms deal. They’re hoping for a swift exchange, but a petty quarrel becomes a chaotic gunfight. A mad crime comedy by British director Ben Wheatley.
When loved-ones pass, time stops. In 1957, a mountaineer leaves home to tour Mt. Blanc and finds his death in thick ice. His wife spends the rest of her life waiting for the ice to give back what it took. (fiction)
A young Brazilian traveling the world arrives in Kenya determined to discover the Dark Continent and meets up with his girlfriend who also arrives from Brazil. A cinematic epic screened at Cannes Critics Week where it won two awards.
A heart-warming documentary about a group of young Gaza residents determined to realize their aspirations through surfing. Despite economic distress, Hamas rule, and the conflict with Israel, they manage to find a bit of freedom on the waves.
Upon receiving a package addressed to her imprisoned husband, a woman travels to the distant prison. But her journey becomes an absurd odyssey into Russia’s heartless darkness – an allegory on contemporary Russia.
A young sheep breeder whose feelings are repressed through hard labor and excessive drinking, is emotionally recharged when a Romanian foreign worker is hired to help on the farm. A moving romantic drama screened at Sundance and Berlin.
Winner of the top prize at the Locarno Film Festival. In a Bulgarian village, a nurse steals ID cards from her demented patients to sell on the black market. While her relationships are no source of comfort, a new patient touches her distorted conscience.
A beautiful Australian exchange student uncovers the hidden pain of two Brooklynite families. Starring Emily Browning, Mary-Louise Parker, and Jason Schwartzman, Alex Ross Perry presents a touching and gentle film.
Brotherly love is put to the test when a bank robbery turns into a chaotic nocturnal journey through the streets of New York in this brilliant film by the Safdie brothers. Screened at Cannes 2017, with Robert Pattinson in the lead role.
Rosana, a Bolivian maid, leaves her family behind to work for Angela, an elderly Spanish woman. When Angela dies ten years later, Rosana is not permitted to grieve, and is forced to go on with her work. (fiction)
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.
A young surfer from Normandy is hospitalized after a terrible accident. No one can tell if he’ll survive. At the same time in Paris, a woman awaits an organ transplant. An exemplary French drama about the fragility of life.
A British family is forced to cut its vacation short when faced with thousands of refugees. Their trunk becomes a hiding place as they pass through roadblocks and find themselves in the line of fire. (fiction)
Nine-year-old Shula is denounced as a witch and sent to witch camp. Told that if she tries to escape she will turn into a goat, Shula must decide whether to accept her fate or risk everything for freedom. An original debut film shown at Cannes 2017.
Winner of the Audience Award at Sundance FF 2017. Martín, a young linguist, hopes to preserve an endangered ancient dialect. He travels to the jungle to locate two surviving speakers who have not spoken to one another for fifty years.
Jonas Mekas, the godfather of American avant-garde cinema, puts himself in the hands of celebrated artist Douglas Gordon, who deploys his sturdy presence, sonorous voice, and actual memoir to evoke life as a Lithuanian refugee during World War II.
Living in Chile for 70 years, Josebe, 88, still refuses to renounce her Basque identity. Ideas about nationalism and immigration fuel her impassioned conversations with residents at the nursing home where she lives. (documentary)
My mother's last wish was to be buried as a Muslim in Omer, our Jewish hometown, where she lived for 20 years. I accompany my mother on her last journey that forces the entire family to deal with dilemmas and loss.