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Shelter Movie Review

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Shelter Menemsha Films Reviewed by: Harvey Karten Director: Eran Riklis Screenwriter: Eran Riklis based on the novel Cast: Golshifteh Farahani, Meta Riskin, Lior Ashkenazi Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 3/15/18 Opens: April 6 in L.A. before a national rollout “Shelter” gets its impetus from the world-wide terror situation, a phenomenon too well known in Israel, […]

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Foxtrot (2017) – Review

Despite the title of this film’s association with the dance world, its subject is not the stuff of bouncy, bubbly musicals. It concerns the struggles and challenges faced by a military family. This was explored last year in a couple of films, most notably Thank You For Your Service. Though sharing a similar service setting, the Middle East, this new film comes from Israel, where a stint in the military is mandatory for citizens (we learned that from the media frenzy surrounding one of last year’s biggest stars, Gal Gadot). The story bounces back from the home front to just a few hours away. Watching the drama unfold, the title makes sense. This particular dance is highly structured, with an exact number of steps which leads you right back to where you began. That’s the basics of the Foxtrot.

The film is structured much like a play
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Official Trailer for Israeli Drama 'Shelter' Starring Golshifteh Farahani

"I'm here to protect you..." Menemsha Films has debuted a new Us trailer for an Israeli psychological drama titled Shelter, from veteran Iranian filmmaker Eran Riklis (The Syrian Bride, Lemon Tree). Golshifteh Farahani (from Paterson) and Neta Riskin star in this "high-stakes game of deception", about a Mossad agent sent to protect their informant in Hamburg. "The intimacy of the relationship that develops between Mona and Naomi is exposed to the threat of terror that is engulfing the world today... Beliefs are questioned and choices are made that are not their own. And yet their fate takes a surprising turn in this suspense-laden, elegant neo-noir." The cast includes Lior Ashkenazi (from Foxtrot), Yehuda Almagor, Doraid Liddawi, and Haluk Bilginer. The bandages on the face are cool, a bit like Phoenix or The Skin I Live In. Here's the official Us trailer (+ poster) for Eran Riklis' Shelter, direct from YouTube:
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Harvey Keitel to Star in Pavel Lungin’s ‘Esau,’ Modern Retelling of Biblical Story

Harvey Keitel to Star in Pavel Lungin’s ‘Esau,’ Modern Retelling of Biblical Story
Harvey Keitel, Lior Ashkenazi (“Foxtrot”) and Mark Ivanir (“Homeland”) will headline “Esau,” the first English-language film from acclaimed Russian-French director Pavel Lungin.

“Esau,” which is being adapted from the novel of the same name by Israeli author Meir Shalev, follows a 40-year-old writer who returns to his family home after half a lifetime to face the brother who stole both his love and livelihood. The story is a modern twist on the biblical story of Jacob and Esau in the book of Genesis.

“My film is a story of great love, return and merciless time,” said Lungin, who first revealed that he was working on the project about a year and a half ago. “It tells us that there are things in life when time is not a great healer at all, and there are sorts of mistakes that simply shouldn’t be made.”

“The conflicts and jealousies of loving
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Movie Review – Foxtrot (2017)

Foxtrot, 2017.

Written and Directed by Samuel Maoz.

Starring Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonaton Shiray, Shira Haas, Yehuda Almagor, and Karin Ugowski.


A troubled family faces the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son’s desolate military post.

From its opening frame, it’s evident that Foxtrot (written and directed by Samuel Maoz of Lebanon reverence) is boasting elegant photography (shot by frequent collaborator Giora Bejach, who is the real star of this work of art) servicing the narrative of a grieving family mourning the untimely loss of their son, a sergeant in the Israeli Defense Forces named Jonathan. Mother Daphna faints and is sedated upon hearing the news directly after the military knocks on the door, while father Michael (accomplished and consistently busy Israeli actor Lior Ashkenazi) enters a state of shellshock so transfixing and startling (the effects of these expressions are compounded by an unbroken shot
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Film Review: ‘7 Days in Entebbe’ is Surprisingly Effective

Chicago – What would you expect from an event subject that has been already rendered four times on film, and deals with terrorism, hijacking and government negotiation? “7 Days in Entebbe” contained all of this, and yet still maintained a separate energy and cinematic artistry. In many ways, it’s one of the most surprising films of the young year.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

The story combines some very interesting use of cinema with analogous casting. Character actors Daniel Brühl and Rosamund Pike portray hijackers in conflict, willing to stand up for their leftist beliefs until it comes to actual combat. Actual people are portrayed who were involved in incident (the film is set in 1976), and are treated with a respect to the reality of the situation. The tension of the decision making – should an Israeli task force raid the terrorist camp or should the government negotiate for the release of the hostages? – was
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7 Days In Entebbe – Review

Though the Oscar ceremony is less than two weeks old, the studios are returning to real-life subject matter with a non-fiction flick usually released toward year’s end for awards consideration. Oh, and this true tale from nearly 42 years ago has been dramatized multiple times. It all really depends on this film maker’s take, their perspective. Big battles of WWII have been the source of several films. Just last year the story of Dunkirk was the backdrop for three films: the propaganda romance Their Finest, the acclaimed Churchill profile The Darkest Hour and Christopher Nolan’s same titled multi-story thriller. Now, returning to theatres is the tale of a hijacked airliner and the secret rescue of its passengers back in 1976. Shortly after the incident, the broadcast networks rushed out two dramatizations (later released theatrically overseas), “Raid on Entebbe” and “Victory at Entebbe” were multi-starred TV events that echoed the
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Movie Review – 7 Days in Entebbe (2018)

7 Days in Entebbe. 2018

Directed by José Padilha

Starring Rosamond Pike, Daniel Bruhl, Lior Ashkenazi, Eddie Marsan, Ben Schnetzer, Nonso Anozie, Denis Ménochet, Brontis Jodorowsky, Zina Zinchenko, Mark Ivanir, and Peter Sullivan


Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

All three movies inside of 7 Days in Entebbe are intriguing, but director José Padilha (most known for directing episodes of the hit Netflix series Narcos and infamously responsible for helming the unnecessary updated version of Paul Verhoeven’s classic sci-fi sociopolitical satirical masterpiece Robocop) is apparently completely oblivious as to what to home in on. Call it an identity crisis as the script from Gregory Burke fails juggling three different perspectives; a World War 2 guilt-ridden radical left-wing German couple carrying out the true story based 1976 Air France flight traveling from
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Glasgow Film Festival: ‘Foxtrot’ Review: Dir. Samuel Maoz (2018)

Foxtrot review: Samuel Maoz’s Israeli drama debuts at the Glasgow Film Festival; a work that deserves analysis and years of unpacking.

Foxtrot review by Awais Irfan.

Foxtrot review

Whilst it may not have picked up the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy-Awards last night, it’s safe to say that you won’t see any film this year quite like Samuel Maoz’s Israeli drama Foxtrot.

The story revolves around the Feldman family; when Daphna (Sarah Adler) and Michael (Lior Ashkenazi) find out the tragic news that their son, Jonathan (Yonaton Shiray), was killed in the line of duty, the pair have to come to terms with this news. That is, in essence, the bare bones of the premise of Foxtrot but to reveal any more wold be a disservice to the film. Why? Because Foxtrot is one of the most surprising films of the year
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Frightfest Glasgow: ‘The Wanderers: Quest of the Demon Hunter’ Review: Dir. Dragos Buliga (2018)

The Wanderers: Quest of the Demon Hunter review: You know Van Helsing and Buffy, now acquaint yourself with the latest vampire slayer on the block.

The Wanderers: Quest of the Demon Hunter review by Kat Hughes.

The Wanderers: Quest of the Demon Hunter review

Set in modern day Romania, The Wanderers: Quest of the Demon Hunter follows famed ghost and demon hunter, Louis (Armand Assante), as he embarks on a new case. Convinced by Israeli journalist and friend Robert (Lior Ashkenazi), and joined by Korean reality television stars, Louis must unearth the deadly secrets of Zalesky Castle. As the investigation unfolds it soon becomes clear that there is a very evil secret lurking at its heart.

Armand Assante is great in the lead role. Equal parts Crocodile Dundee and Derek Acorah, Louis is an very interesting and charismatic character. He’s so intriguing in fact, that he really doesn’t need all the supporting entourage.
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'Foxtrot' Review: Israeli Drama About Life, War and Grief Is One of 2018's Best

This emotional knockout from Israel isn’t nominated for Best Foreign-Language Film at the 2018 Oscars – another strike to add to the tally of Academy fuck-ups. From first shot to last, Foxtrot takes a piece out of you. Director Samuel Maoz (Lebanon) begins with a devastating moment of grief: Soldiers arrive at the home of a middle-aged couple to tell Dafna (Sarah Adler) and Michael Feldman (Lior Ashkenazi) that their son has been killed in the line of duty. As his mother is tranquilized, his father is told about funeral arrangements.
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‘Foxtrot’ Film Review: Israel’s Oscar Entry Doesn’t Dance Around the Complexities of War

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‘Foxtrot’ Film Review: Israel’s Oscar Entry Doesn’t Dance Around the Complexities of War
Samuel Maoz’s Israeli drama “Foxtrot” is willfully confusing, emotionally chaotic, and occasionally anarchic. It makes complete sense from one angle, but no sense at all from another. In other words, it reflects its subject perfectly. As the movie opens, Michael Feldmann (Israeli superstar Lior Ashkenazi, “Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer”) has just learned that his soldier son was killed on duty. But is Jonathan (Yonaton Shiray) actually dead? No. Maybe. Yes? Maoz (“Lebanon”) isn’t going to make this easy for anyone. He shoots the story in three uncomfortably interconnected acts, with multiple perspectives and...
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Chaos theory by Anne-Katrin Titze

Director/screenwriter Samuel Maoz on Foxtrot: "The hero is creating his own punishment. And fights against anyone who tries to save him." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Foxtrot, Silver Lion winner at the Venice Film Festival and Israel's shortlisted Oscar submission, begins with every parent's worst nightmare happening to the Feldmann family. We see a mother fainting because she knows that the Israeli military officers who have come to her home are here to inform them that their son Jonathan (Yonaton Shiray) had fallen in service.

The mother, Dafna (Sarah Adler) is given morphine to make her sleep, as we get to follow the father Michael's (Lior Ashkenazi) response to the devastating news. He descends into a private and national hell with fine subtleties of suffering and broad kicks of sadism. It is a marvelous, wickedly truthful performance because it balances so many emotions.

Michael Feldmann (Lior Ashkenazi) with his wife
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‘7 Days in Entebbe’ Review: Rosamund Pike Stars in a Hijacking Docudrama that Never Takes Off — Berlinale 2018

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‘7 Days in Entebbe’ Review: Rosamund Pike Stars in a Hijacking Docudrama that Never Takes Off —  Berlinale 2018
The sooner Jared Kushner brokers peace in the Middle East, the sooner we’ll stop being forced to suffer through an endless stream of casually entertaining, cable television-worthy movies about the region’s cyclical violence. Films like José Padila’s “7 Days in Entebbe” — a competent but highly compromised dramatization of the 1976 hijacking of Air France Flight 139 — may not be the most dire consequence of the ongoing turf war between Israel and Palestine, but they’re enough to make you wish that Trump’s beleaguered son-in-law would get to work on the negotiation process, no matter his dubious qualifications.

Actually, when you get right down to it, sending Kushner to get the job done in real life isn’t all that different from sending the director of 2014’s “Robocop” remake to do it on screen. At this point, there’s only so much left to say about the most knotted political conflict in modern history,
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Berlinale 2018: 7 Days in Entebbe Review

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Author: Stefan Pape

As we’ve seen from José Padilha, a producer and director of the immensely popular Netflix series Narcos, the Brazilian filmmaker has a unique ability in taking real life events, and making them ineffably, and impossibly cinematic, without compromising on the authenticity at hand. He therefore seemed the perfect fit to bring Gregory Burke’s screenplay for 7 Days in Entebbe to life, dramatising the 1976 hijacking of a French airplane departing Israel.

It was on an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris that self-proclaimed freedom fighters Wilfried Bose (Daniel Bruhl) and Brigitte Kuhlmann (Rosamund Pike) decided to make a stand against Israel, and divert the landing to Entebbe, Uganda, taking many Jewish passengers hostage in a bid to release many terrorists being held in Israeli prisons. Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (Lior Ashkenazi), along with Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres (Eddie Marsan) are forced into action,
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‘7 Days In Entebbe’ Review: Dir. José Padilha (2018)

7 Days In Entebbe review: José Padilha directs this new feature, inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris

7 Days In Entebbe review by Paul Heath, February 2018.

7 Days In Entebbe review

From Elite Squad and the Robocop remake director José Padilha comes this drama-thriller that has more in common with his work on the Netflix series Narcos that anything else in his back-catalogue.

It’s 1976 and an Air France jet traveling from Tel Aviv to Paris has been hijacked by members of the German Revolutionary Cells and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – External Operations. Daniel Bruhl and Rosamund Pike are the two German revolutionaries Wilfried Böse and Brigitte Kuhlmann that take the flight with all 248 passengers on board, diverting it to Benghazi in Libya before heading for the planned destination, Entebbe Airport in central Uganda. They
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Berlin Film Review: ‘7 Days in Entebbe’

Berlin Film Review: ‘7 Days in Entebbe’
The word “fascist” is bandied around a lot in José Padilha’s recreation of the 1976 hijacking of Air France flight 139 from Tel Aviv to Paris. Two of the hijackers are German revolutionaries, and they know that they’ll be seen as fascists on a par with Nazis, for holding a planeload of Jewish people at gunpoint. But they in turn accuse the Israeli regime of being the “real” fascists, for their treatment of the Palestinians to whose cause they have rallied. And they don’t spare the F-word in relation to their own government either: “It’s the same people still in power now,” says Wilfrid Böse (Daniel Brühl), “the same fascists!” Like any word, no matter how loaded, that is repeated too often, it soon starts to sound meaningless — an accurate reflection of the dulling effect of the curiously unthrilling “7 Days in Entebbe.”

The low-boil drama begins when Wilfrid and fellow Revolutionary Cell member Brigitte ([link
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Daniel Bruhl and Rosamund Pike featured on Entebbe poster

Entertainment One has released a new UK poster for the hijacking thriller Entebbe (a.k.a. 7 Days in Entebbe), which features stars Daniel Bruhl and Rosamund Pike; check it out here…

See Also: Watch the Entebbe trailer here

From the director of Narcos, Entebbe is based on the 1976 true story of four hijackers who took a plane hostage and forced it to land in Entebbe, Uganda, while they demanded the release of dozens of Palestinian terrorists. The ticking-clock thriller follows the hijackers and hostages as well as the political leaders trying to decide whether to negotiate or send an elite special forces unit on a dramatic rescue mission to free the hostages.

Entebbe features a cast that includes Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan, Ben Schnetzer, Lior Ashkenazi and Denis Ménochet, and is set for release on March 16th in the Us and April 6th in the UK.

The post
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Israel Boycotts Opening of Film Festival in Paris Over ‘Foxtrot’

Israel Boycotts Opening of Film Festival in Paris Over ‘Foxtrot’
The Israeli government is boycotting the opening of a Paris film festival it helped fund, out of anger that organizers chose a controversial movie centering on the Israeli military as the event’s headliner.

Samuel Maoz’s “Foxtrot,” which explores grief and military duty among three generations of an Israeli family, is set to open the Israeli Film Festival in Paris on March 13. The film earned the Grand Jury Prize in Venice, swept Israel’s Ophir Awards – the Jewish state’s equivalent of the Academy Awards – and was shortlisted for the Oscar for best foreign-language film before falling short of this year’s list of five nominees.

Despite widespread critical acclaim and a North American distribution deal with Sony Pictures Classics, “Foxtrot” has proven to be a bugbear of Israel’s culture minister, Miri Regev, who has repeatedly denounced the film over a controversial scene in which the Israeli military covers up the deaths of a carload
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New Clip Arrives For The Upcoming Drama ‘Entebbe’

A new clip has arrived for the upcoming drama/ thriller Entebbe, which will debut at the Berlin Film Festival in Germany, which kicks off next week. The film, which is being referred to as 7 Days In Entebbe in some territories, stars Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan, Ben Schnetzer, Lior Ashkenazi, and Denis Ménochet and revolves around the the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris.

The film depicts the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

José Padilha (Narcos) is the man behind the camera, who directs from a screenplay by Gregory Burke (’71).

Working Title and Focus Features are behind the project, which rolls into cinemas Stateside on March 16th, and across the UK from April 6th.

Here’s that new clip, titled ‘Hijacking’.

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