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71 Square Meters

2010 Drama |
Director: 
Eliran Malka
Sometimes you have to leave in order to come back. You have to forget in order to remember. Chezi goes to his deceased parents' house the day before the bulldozers will raze it to the ground. It is...
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A Jerusalem Tale

2007 Drama |
Director: 
Tehila Wiesenberg-Kaiser
Lazer and Baila Hirsch, an older orthodox couple who have emigrated to Israel from America, struggle with financial hardship and general misfortune. Lazer, a Bretzlav Hassid, finds that his capacity...
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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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Cornerstone

2013 Drama |
Director: 
David Tauber
In yeshiva when you’re hungry eat. When you’re tired sleep. If you’re not hungry or tired, sit and learn. If you’re not learning, what are you doing here? What happens when you are stuck between...
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Eicha

2001 Drama |
Director: 
Laizy Shapira
A multiple prizewinner and directed by "Srugim" creator Laizy Shapira, "Eicha" is the story of religious girl whose unusual name, Eicha, (the Hebrew title of the Biblical scroll of Lamentations)...
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Elyokim

2003 Drama |
Director: 
Miri Bocker
Elyokim, who is ultra-orthodox and a brilliant talmudic student, is in love with Rachel, the daughter of his Rabbi. The social conventions which govern Elyokim's world means he will never be formally...
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Father (Bringing the Wind)

2013 Drama |
Director: 
Noam Keidar
Eyal returns home from a trip to India. While traveling he has made the decision to become religiously observant. Initially he delays revealing this to his family but soon he can no longer hide it...
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Hammetz

2001 Drama |
Director: 
Itzik Yuval
It is Passover eve, a few hours before the festival is due to begin. The famous Israeli football team Maccabi Tel Aviv is due to play the semi final against Barcelona. Rubi, a divorced 45 year old...
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Hanna is Beautiful

2015 Documentary |
Director: 
Shira Meishar
Hanna, a special needs 37-year-old who shows a moving and philosophical insight into her situation, lives in protective housing, following her daily routine and hoping for love. Earning well below...
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Happy Hanukah Bodenheimer

2012 Drama |
Director: 
Hadas Dissen
Two young brothers struggle with a promise:"When the Messiah comes, the dead will ariseand your father will come home.”
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Kaparot

2006 Drama |
Director: 
Keren Hakak
Liat, a young woman from a traditional home, seeks independence and a new identity while she fixes up her rooftop apartment in Jerusalem. Liat has left home partly to distance herself from the heavy...
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Keeper of the Covenant

2010 Drama |
Director: 
Yosef Noble
Matan's Bar Mitzva is two days away, the day he will become a man. For the past few months he was been disturbed by erotic dreams. Matters are made worse when Matan turns to a website for advice.
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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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Ma Nishtanah

2012 Drama |
Director: 
Eliraz Shohat
Passover eve. The last of the Hametz is burned. The burden of emotion is heavy for a mother and daughter who must wrestle with the pain of a father and brother now gone, and with their loneliness.
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Persian Lullaby

2010 Drama |
Director: 
Keren Hakak
Dafna, the 40-year old single mother of a newborn boy, arrives at her parents’ home a few days before her baby’s brit (circumcision). Her father, an elderly Persian Jew, repeatedly snubs Dafna,...
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Purim

1998 Drama |
Director: 
Gili Goldschmidt
Relationship between a boy, a girl and the boy’s friend, against the background of Purim. All three are in their late twenties, all three are religious, living different religious lifestyles, and in...
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Separation

2007 Drama |
Director: 
Tsofnat David
During the Sabbath, 12-year-old Noa discovers that her parents are planning to divorce. In order to try and prevent this, and to protect her younger brother, Noa takes dramatic action which in the...
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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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Shira

2009 Drama |
Director: 
Miryam Adler
Shira, the mother of five children, lives in a religious community. Her husband's expectation is that she will continue to bring children into the world. Shira begins to collapse under the stress of...
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Sweet Sins

2012 Documentary |
Director: 
Renana Herman
A revealing portrait of the head of an orthodox family still searching for religious identity and of his daughter, the director who is rediscovering him.
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The French Revolution

2015 Drama |
Director: 
Hai Afik
A noisy disturbance from some youths on the street erupts into Noni and Tamar’s home, shattering their evening. The violence that ensues raises questions for both of them about fear and ethics,...
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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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Tofu

2004 Drama |
Director: 
Orit Ben Hur-Raz
Michael, a dreamy ,sensitive 13 year old, is named after his uncle who fell in the Yom Kippur War. On the morning of Memorial Day he travels with his father and elder brother to Jerusalem, to...
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Your Sweet Light

2013 Documentary |
Director: 
Noam Keidar
A young couple from Tekoa establishes a Jewish home in India for backpackers. The camera follows the dramatic turns in their relationship that result their work. It is an intense film about ideology...
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