Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be ... See full summary »
Charlie gets by through fleecing suckers with a three-card Monte. He passes himself off as a rich businessman. Miko is a street kid who spends his time with Charlie instead of going to ... See full summary »
June 11th 1967, the Six-Day War is over and the cease fire has just begun. We follow the journey of Gassan and Haled, two Egyptian soldiers whose only wish is to make their way through the ... See full summary »
Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.
When one of the brothers (Ohayn) dies, all the whole family comes for Shiva (Jewish tradition,when the family sits seven days at the home after the death one of their family). A large ... See full summary »
The film takes place in Tel Aviv, much of it in a fictitious local pub called Barbie, a satirical nickname for a famous Israeli mental health institution. The pub's name hints at the ... See full summary »
The story takes place in Haifa, Israel, in 1979, during three days before the Shabbat. A young woman trying to raise three children, work from home, and observe the strict Moroccan ... See full summary »
Tali and Ori are a young Israeli couple. After attending their best friends' wedding, which ended in disaster, they have a big fight, which leads to Ori proposing. But there is trouble in ... See full summary »
Aviva, a hard-working hotel cook in the northern Israeli town of Tiberias, is on the brink of finally fulfilling her lifelong dream. For years she kept her remarkable writing abilities ... See full summary »
The movie is a romantic comedy which takes place in Israel during the Austerity period of the 1950s. The movie's hero is Alex, a 13 year old boy who is about to attend his Bar Mitzvah. Alex... See full summary »
This movie portrays the colourful and passionate culture of the Moroccan community in Israel. It tells the story of 13-year-old Rachel, a thoroughly Westernized Sabra teenager who struggles to make sense of and come to terms with the white magic (Sh'Chur) practiced regularly by members of her family. This mystical world of spirits and demons takes on a physical presence in the shape of her elder sister Pnina, whose supernatural powers fill Rachel with fear. Written by
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Sh'Chur means magic.It is a kind of magic which is found in our daily lives.This is one of the best family portraits ever done in cinema.It is so nicely done that one can feel the tensions,troubles and problems faced by an Israelian family as depicted on the big screen.It is for this film that Hana Azoulay Hasfari wrote the script for her husband Shmuel Hasfari.It is autobiographical in nature but some minor changes have been made in the script in order to achieve an authentic experience of an Israeli family caught between two worlds.He shows us a family which is trapped in ancient traditions.The film acquires special significance as it is a brave tale of how difficult it is for some family members to stick to their family despite their mind asking them to leave everything behind as a family means responsibilities. Israeli director Shmuel Hasfari has effectively used acting talents of a great actress like Gila Almagor to show how different family members accomplish individual tasks in order to keep a family structure intact.
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