the Ma'aleh school of television, film & the arts, Jerusalem

The Elderly

A-Maiseh

2004 Drama |
Director: 
Yitzik Sverdlov
The warm relationship between Mendel, an elderly Holocaust survivor, and his Filipino caretaker, Jose, is tested when Jose does not have a work permit and the police begin searching the neighborhood...
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About Time

2009 Documentary |
Director: 
Ester Miriam Brandes
On the banks of the Yarkon River my grandparents say goodbye to Tel Aviv, which was their home for more than 70 years. They are moving to Jerusalem. During the measuring and the packing, the worrying...
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Addes

2005 Documentary |
Director: 
Avital Livneh-Levi
The renovations of a 100-year-old Jerusalem synagogue on the occasion of its upcoming centennial celebrations ignite a conflict over old and new, identity and obliteration of memory, the living and...
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Biography

2016 Drama |
Director: 
Arik Kaufman
Miriam, an elderly war widow tormented by her young husband's death, surrounds herself with archival recordings and writes his biography in her crumbling apartment. Though she wishes only to be left...
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Doda Diya

2000 Documentary |
Director: 
Moshe Huri
I’ve been living with my aunt (Doda) Diya for six months now and that’s what she says every time I complain I’m a penniless student. Doda Diya, a widow who leads a simple life, had waited 40 years to...
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Good Guy

2011 Drama |
Director: 
Noam Yellinek
A young yeshiva student falls in love with a beautiful young Indian caregiver in his grandfather's house.
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I'll See You Again

2013 Documentary |
Director: 
Achva Hershtik
Grandma Rebecca is forced to leave her home and memories and move in with her children and grandchildren. The separation from her home and her life is unbearably hard. Her family guides her with love...
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I'm Ready

2009 Drama |
Director: 
Esther Siton-Katz
The special relationship between an elderly father and his Down's syndrome son breaks down when the father's memory begins to fail due to the onset of Alzheimer's disease. The collapse of their...
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Leon's Secret

1999 Drama |
Director: 
David Messica
This film is not available through the website at this time.
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Mousseiyoff 9

1999 Documentary |
Director: 
Azarya Hammer
Everyday, at about 11 o’clock in the morning, next to Shlomo’s Felafel stand in the Bukharim neighborhood, a queue forms. Almost everyone here knows everyone, and everyone knows Hanna. This is the...
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My Father's Son

2018 Documentary |
Director: 
Hillel Rate
A shy 36 year old man lives together with his charismatic and elderly father in a small apartment. Together they pursue a religious, frugal way of life and rarely seek the company of others. But the...
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Odd or Even

1996 Documentary |
Director: 
Riki Yakobovich
The story of a group of people, all Mengele twins, who journey back to Auschwitz-Birkenau, together with their children, exactly 50 years after the liberation of the camp. The journey is recounted...
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Rosenzweig Born to Dance

2007 Documentary |
Director: 
Keren Hakak
Avigdor is a tap dancer. In Auschwitz-Birkenau his dancing saved his life. Today, he is 88 and lives in a retirement home. When Avigdor dances on the parquet floor of his room, he laughs until he's...
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Seven Stories

2002 Documentary |
Director: 
Aliza Binyamin Gliss
From an apartment block in the "Nahalat Shiva" neighborhood in Jerusalem, the director brings to the screen the many different stories of the residents, of whom she herself is one. The residents come...
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The Breakfast Parliament

2010 Documentary |
Director: 
Golan Rise
Every morning, veteran members of Kibbutz Ein Tzurim get together in the empty dining room. Here their "parliament" reverently discusses the inner politics, gossip, and agricultural developments of...
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The Invitation

2013 Drama |
Director: 
Ruthi Grosberger-Haratz
Noa survived a terrorist attack in which her boyfriend Udi was killed. Five years later, on her wedding day, Noa discovers Udi among the guests...
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The Little Dictator

2015 Drama |
Director: 
Nurith Cohn
Yossi Kleinmann, a dull history professor and expert on the political leaders of totalitarian regimes, feels unappreciated both by his students and his domineering wife. One weekend, at the 90th...
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The Stone Garden

2004 Documentary |
Director: 
Miri Bocker
After the funerals are done, in the quiet, Jerusalem's Har haMenuchot cemetery comes to life with the people whose grief and loneliness has turned them into daily visitors there. This documentary...
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Vienna. An End

2002 Documentary |
Director: 
Idit Gan Zvi
A woman who has lived in Vienna for over 50 years is about to leave her home for Israel, where her children and grandchildren live. The film focuses on her last week in Vienna: packing, saying...
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Welcome Home, Mani

2007 Documentary |
Director: 
Chaim Elbaum
Rachel and Mani, after 51 years of marriage, are holding out against all odds. Mani has had a stroke, and the couple are struggling with disability, loneliness, and powerlessness. Every day Rachel...
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White Mist

2014 Documentary |
Director: 
Itaay Netzer
The dark apartment is filled with memories of their life together, Yizhak and Brut. One is a verteran immigrant from the Former Soviet Union, the other a small, black bouncy dog. Brut has a tumor on...
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