Fiction feature films
dir. Joel Fendelman
USA, 2011, 80 min
David is a son of an Islamic spiritual leader from Brooklyn. Accidentally, he makes friends with a Jewish orthodox boy, but he does not disclose his own identity, which all has funny but also dramatic consequences.
Film Festival 2011 Winner Ecumenical Prize
MONTREAL WORLD award at the Montreal World Film Festival.
Winner Brooklyn AUDIENCE AWARD Film Festival 2011
2011 Official Selection ROME Film Festival
2011 Official Selection St. Louis Film Festival
2011 Official Selection Napa Valley International Film Festival
2012 - Official Selection Palm Springs International Film Festival
dir. Kevin Tyler Asche
USA, 2010, 89 min
A sensational fact-based story about drugs smugglers coming from Orthodox Jews from Brooklyn. Starring Jesse Eisenberg (THE SOCIAL NETWORK).
Deauville Film Festival 2010: Revelations Prize - Kevin Asch
Gotham Awards 2010: Won, Breakthrough Director Award - Kevin Asch
Sundance Film Festival 2010: Nominated, Grand Jury Prize Dramatic - Kevin Asch
MAHLER ON THE COUCH
dir. Percy Adlon, Felix Adlon
Germany / Austria, 2010, 97min
A stormy relationship between Gustav Mahler and his wife Alma told by the creator of “Baghdad Café”. Mahler’s music heard in the background of his conversations with Freud, Klimt and bohemian circles from the Vienna of that time.
Medias Romania Central European Film Festival - September 2011 Winner - Best Film & Audience Award (& Opening Night Film)
Official selection: Los Angeles Film Festival, NEW YORK JFF, Berkshire Jewish Film Festival,
Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, Denver Jewish Film Festival
dir. Eitan Tzur
Israel/ France, 2010, 102 min
58-year-old professor of astrophysics is obsessively in love with his young wife, Naomi. When he discovers that Naomi is having an affair, he is unable to control his jealousy. Driven by the thirst for revenge, he causes a series of unexpected and dramatic events.
Venice Film Festival 2010 ( Critic Weeks )
- Haifa Int. Film Festival 2010
- Denver Jewish Film Festival 2011
- East Bay Jewish Film Festival 2011
- Baltimore Jewish Film Festival 2011
- Austin Jewish Film Festival 2011
- Westchester Jewish Film Festival 2011
- Zagreb Jewish Film Festival 2011
- Bucharest Jewish Film Festival 2011
- Gold Coast International Film Festival 2011
- Sao Paulo Jewish Film Festival 2011 - Audience Award for Best Feature)
- Saint-Louis Jewish Film Festival 2011
dir. Gilles Paquet-Brenner
France, 2010, 111 min
A poignant story of a 10-year-old Sarah from Paris of 1942, being unravelled by a French journalist in 2009. It shows the darkest sides of French history and the human psyche.
French Golden Glob (Prix Lumiere) for Kristin Scott Thomas for her role.
Audience Award at Tokyo Film festival
2011 César for Best Actress Sara Forestier
Official selection: Toronto International Film Festival
THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
dir. Eran Riklis
Israel, 2010, 103 min
Tragicomedy about a jaded 40-year-old, who works as a staff manager in a bakery in Jerusalem. After a tragic event, he is forced to fight for the reputation of his company, which is accused of inhumane treatment of guest workers. An ensuing trip to Romania changes his life...
Israeli’s Oscar 2010 – Ofir : the best movie, the best actress of secondary role Rosin Kambus
The best movie director Eran Riklis, The best sound Asher Milo, Gil Toren, the best movie script Noah Stollman
Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2010: Nominated, Asia Pacific Screen Award
Best Performance by an Actor - Mark Ivanir
Official selection: Toronto JFF, JFF Berlin, NYJFF
Cinema: Kinoteka, PKiN Pl. Defilad 1, Warsaw
AFTER THE SILENCE
dir. Stephani Burger, Jule Ott, Manal Abdallah
Germany, 2010, 82 min
A touching documentary full of hope. Widow of a pro-Palestinian Israeli activist, killed in a suicide attack, meets the family of the Palestinian assassin - her husband's killer.
A STATE BEHIND THE SCENES
dir. Avi Weissblei
Israel, 2010, 50 min
1948 declaration of independence in Israel, intriguing behind-the-scenes stories told by the last living witnesses, participants and organizers.
EICHMANN'S END: LOVE, BETRAYAL, DEATH
dir. Raymond Ley
Germany/ Israel, 2010, 90 min
An authentic story of what led to the capturing of Adolf Eichmann by Mossad agents in Argentina, showed as an improbable but true story of a romance between Eichmann's son and a daughter of a Holocaust survivor.
Official selection: Toranto Jewish Film Festival, Jersualem Film Festival, Jewsih Film Festiwal w Berlinie,
New York Jewish Film Festiwal, San-Francsico Jewish Film Festival.
Cinema: Kinoteka, PKiN Pl. Defilad 1, Warsaw
dir. Alexandre Goetschmann, Guy Davidi
Israel / Switzerland, 2010, 73 min
Inhabitants of a Palestinian village are trying to solve their biggest problem that could change their life – lack of water, which is controlled by Israel. Tackling the problem of the interrupted stream, they have an extraordinary rhythm of day and night…
East European premiere
Jerusalem Film Festival
I SAW GIRAFFES IN INDIA
dir. Noam Pinchas
Israel, 2010, 74 min
A humours, musical and adventure document. The Giraffes, a famous Israeli folk and rock band, starts their tour across India. The rich culture of India and its various regions, including those inhabited by many Israelis, is in contrast to the terrorist attack in Mumbai in 2008.
MY LIFE - RUTH DAYAN
dir. Elke Sasse
Germany, 2011, 43 min
A portrait of the ex-wife of legendary Moshe Dayan. 94-year-old activist and philanthropist, who never refused to help anyone who asked: a Palestinian school, Palestinian families...
dir. Matej Minac
Slovakia / Czech Republic / England / USA / Israel / Cambodia
102-year-old Nicholas Winton, “British Schindler”, persists in helping other people, inspires others to help children in Cambodia, Africa and Europe. Screened on the day before the premiere in London with British Prime Minister.
Prizes: Best Documentary - Montreal World Film Festival 2011
Winner - Forum for the Preservation of Audio-Visual Memory Award
Jerusalem Film Festival 2011
Winner - Audience Award - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2011
Prize of the Mayor of Piestany, IFF Cinematik, Slovak Republic
dir. Igal Hecht
Canada, Israel, 2011, 45 min
An intimate portrait of three Palestinians who decided to come out about their sexual orientation. Their life is very difficult - they are not accepted by their community and live in the shadow of the Israeli and Palestinian conflict.
THE QUEEN HAS NO CROWN
dir. Tomer Heymann
Israel, 2011, 85 min
A family documentary love epic. Film by the winner of 2010 Grand Prix David Camera. After several years of film documentation, the author managed to create a personal and intimate portrait of a single mother and her five sons, a portrait of his generation, feelings of love and loss...
Official selection: Berlinale, The South Festival, Oslo, Norway 2011,
San Francisco Jewish film festival, USA 2011 NewFest - NY Premier LGBT Film Festival,
Short fiction films and animations
A WONDERFUL DAY
dir. Ariel Weisbrod, Yossi Meiri
Israel, 2011, 24 min
A young Israeli scientist wants to go to study to Germany. His grandmother that survived the Holocaust does not want to let him go. She finds unconventional and dramatic ways to stop him...
dir. Hanan Harchol
USA, 2011, 10 min
A humorous and philosophical parable made as an animated dialogue between a father and a son.
dir. Hanan Harchol
USA, 2011, 9 min
The second part of the humorous and philosophical parable made as an animated dialogue between a father and a son.
dir. Anna Gurevich
Israel, 2011, 9 min
Saszenka, an emigrant from Russia in Israel, is an artistically gifted child. Prejudiced against him is the director of the school who does not give the boy any chance.
SCHEHERAZADE AND THE KOSHER DELIGHT
dir. Agnes Caffin
France, 2011, 20 min
A young Palestinian woman living illegally in Paris looks for a job. Desperate, she responds to the offer: 'Kosher restaurant looking for a worker. Contact Ester... (Fanny Ardant)'
dir. Gordon Grinberg
USA, 2011, 6 min
Joke feature film telling a story of a tailor who makes clothes for yeshiva students...
Official selection: JEWISH FF Berlin, Toronto JEWISH FF
dir. Steven Hatton
UK, 2011, 17 min
An intimate portrait of a relationship between a son and his parents, told by the son of a survivor from the Nazi persecution in Austria.
dir. Esther Hoffenberg
France, 2009, 15 min
An intimate conversation between a daughter and her father who survived the Warsaw Ghetto turns into an open conversation about human attitudes and ethics reported by the last still living heroes.
Official selection: Doc en Courts, Lyon 2009, Jérusalem Jewish Film Festival décembre 2010, New York Jewish Film Festival 2011