Drama: war, social
dir. Amos Gitai
Israel/France, 2000, 120 min, fiction feature film
A film by the Palme d’Or winner, Amos Gitai. The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights... A story told from the point of view of two Israeli soldiers, who go a long way on a single day from peacefully walking the streets of a city to the death, destruction and both physical and psychological trauma.
dir. Amos Gitai
Italy/Israel/France, 2002, 100 min, fiction feature film
May 1948. Battles are raging in Palestine between the Jews and the Arabs. In two weeks, the British mandate will come to an end and they will leave the country. A rusty cargo ship, the Kedma, is on its way to the Promised Land. Hundreds of Holocaust survivors from all over Europe are packed aboard. On a beach in Palestine, soldiers of the Palmach - the clandestine Jewish army - wait to welcome them, whilst British soldiers intend to stop them disembarking. Nevertheless, a small group of men and women manages to escape to the hills and finds itself in the midst of the battle for the road to Jerusalem.
dir. Isca Gur
Israel, 2006, 20 min, documentary
A documentary focusing on the story of the director’s father, who as a former war prisoner in the Yom Kippur conflict tries to get back to normal life and fight off the traumatic experiences, which greatly influence his entire family.
dir. Spike Lee
USA/UK, 2006, 120 min, fiction feature film
A surprising and absolutely unpredictable ending of a complex and twisted plot are only some of the thrilling elements of this multicultural, New York-set, action movie. Directed by the legendary Spike Lee and masterfully performed by Clive Owen, Denzel Washington and Judy Foster. Contest screening.
What a Wonderful Place
dir. Eyal Halfon
Israel, 2005, 104 min
Three independent stories of three people, in which pain and love constitute the main energy of the film. The first story is about the life of Ukrainian prostitute who is searching for love.
The film won an award at a the film festival in Karlove Vary 2005 and got Israeli nominee for Oscar 2006.