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9 STAR HOTEL (Ido Haar, 2006)
An intriguing glimpse of a shadow world of illegal Palestinian workers living in the margins of the Israeli occupied territories. A chance sighting of a line of men dashing across the highway spurre… Read more

AVIVA MY LOVE (Shemi Zarhin, 2006)
Winner of Best Screenplay at the Jerusalem Film Festival, Aviva My Love is an upbeat domestic drama set against the economic hardship of Israel's suburbs. Hotel cook Aviva is the rock at the heart o… Read more

BEAUFORT (Joseph Cedar, 2007)
“Beaufort could be seen as a new version of All Quiet on the Western Front.” - Screen International The oppressive reality of war comes to the fore in this gripping tale of Israel's evacuation o… Read more

BEYOND EYRUV (John Mounier, 2006)
An intriguing look at the journey of a young man struggling to assimilate in New York after leaving the confines of an Orthodox Hasidic enclave. Strung above the streets of Orthodox Hasidic neighbou… Read more

BUBBLE, THE (Eytan Fox, 2006)
“It will probably be a film that people will argue about.” - filmmaker Eytan Fox Lulu shares a house with her gay friends, Noam and Yali, in Shenkin Street, Tel Aviv's funkiest urban strip and t… Read more

HEBREW LESSON, A (David Ofek, Ron Rotem, 2006)
“Israeli society through the foreigner's eyes.” - co-director David Ofek A melting pot of nationalities simmer away in a Hebrew language ulpan, a classroom traditionally used to help newcomers a… Read more

HOT HOUSE (Shimon Dotan, 2006)
A rare insight into the mind and motivations of Hamas. In the run-up to last year's Palestinian election, Romanian-born filmmaker Shimon Dotan gained access to four Israeli high security prisons, wh… Read more

JELLYFISH (Etgar Keret & Shira Gefen, 2006)
Winner of the Camera d'Or and the Young Critics' prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival. In this comic and often magical ensemble piece, four characters in Tel Aviv, touched by loneliness, are lo… Read more

KNOWLEDGE IS THE BEGINNING (Paul Smaczny, 2006)
The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra is a pan-Middle Eastern group of musicians from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia and Israel; a metaphor for peaceful co-existence in the region. Based on the … Read more

MY FATHER, MY LORD (David Volach, 2006)
Director David Volach will be a guest of the festival and will be introducing the first screening of My Father, My Lord ... “With the primordial clarity of fable, David Volach's astonishing debut f… Read more

NO EXIT (Dror Sabo, 2006)
This season, 10 women will be vying for the affection of one man… and none of them will know that he's blind. In a desperate attempt to inject new life into his flailing reality TV show - Ch… Read more

SOMEONE TO RUN WITH (Oded Davidoff, 2006)
The first Israeli film selected to open the Jerusalem Film Festival, nominated for 12 gongs at last year's Israeli Academy Awards. Based on the best-selling novel by David Grossman, Someone to Run W… Read more

WASTED (Nurit Kedar, 2007)
In Southern Lebanon, beneath a crumbling crusader fortress, Beaufort Castle marks a spot that has seen hundreds of years of conflict. Beaufort was held by Israel from the early 80s with the last Is… Read more

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