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1945
On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. The townspeople - suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning -…
Beauty in Trouble - Kráska v nesnázích
This film explores a young woman's romantic dilemma: torn between a primal connection and the need to provide for her children, she loves two men. Set in Prague, BEAUTY IN TROUBLE is full of unexpected twists, humor and amazing performances…
The Light of Hope - La llum d'Elna
Based on the true story of Elisabeth Eidenbenz and her female co-workers who saved the lives of almost 600 infants in World War II. In the early 1940's, refugees from all over Europe sought shelter in South Western France, escaping…
Anita
The story of a young woman with Down syndrome who lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires, being meticulously cared for by her mother Dora. One tragic morning, everything changes when Anita is left alone, confused and helpless after…
Budapest Noir
Budapest, 1936. The Hungarian prime minister returns from Germany in a coffin, his dream of making Hungary into a fascist state snuffed out--for now. Crime reporter Zsigmond Gordon has other things on his mind. A cynic who thinks he has…
Live and Become - Va, vis et deviens
The magnificent, epic story of an Ethiopian boy who is airlifted from a Sudanese refugee camp to Israel in 1984 during Operation Moses. Shlomo is plagued by two big secrets: He is neither a Jew nor an orphan, just an…
Machuca
Santiago, Chile, 1973: Pedro Machuca is a poor boy of tribal descent, brought into an upper class private school during Chile's brief socialist era. Gonzalo, the well-to-do boy seated a row ahead, befriends Pedro against the bullying will of his…
The Women's Balcony - Ismach Hatani
An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a rift between the men and women in a devout community in Jerusalem in this rousing, good-hearted comedy. Awash with Jerusalem's distinctive glow, THE WOMEN'S BALCONY is a warm, poignant portrait…
Every Face Has a Name - World War II Survivors Tell Their Stories
In this documentary, survivors from World War II tell their stories as they view themselves on an archive reel shot on April 28, 1945, the day they were liberated from the concentration camps. In the archive film they are anonymous…
The Rape of Europa - The Systemic Theft and Destruction of Europe's Art Treasures
The Rape of Europa tells the epic story of the systematic theft, deliberate destruction and miraculous survival of Europe's art treasures during the Third Reich and the Second World War. On a journey through seven countries, the film takes the…
La Rafle
Audiences of all ages are discovering writer-director Rose Bosch's powerful portrayal of France's infamous Vel' d'Hiv Roundup, featuring international stars Jean Reno ( The Da Vinci Code , Mission: Impossible , The Professional ) and Melanie Laurent ( Beginners ,…
In Her Footsteps - Portrait of an Israeli Family
In the dead of night, filmmaker Rana Abu Fraiha's family left their house in the Bedouin village, Tel Sheva, and moved, perhaps 'fled', to Omer, a nearby Jewish town. 20 years later Rana's mother became ill with breast cancer and…
Rabin In His Own Words - A Biography of an Israeli Prime Minister
Through a combination of rare archival footage, home movies and private letters, Yitzhak Rabin's personal and professional dramas unfold. From his childhood as the son of a labor leader before the founding of the State of Israel, through a change…
Shalom Bollywood - The Untold Story of Indian Cinema
A celebration of the all-singing, all-dancing history of Indian cinema, SHALOM BOLLYWOOD reveals the unlikely story of the 2000 year old Indian Jewish community and its formative place in shaping the world's largest film industry. Official Selection at the UK…
Aftermath - Poklosie
In this controversial Polish drama based on true historic events, brothers Jozek and Franek discover a secret and are forced to revise their perception of their father, family, neighbors, and the history of their nation. Winner of Best Actor (Maciej…
24 Days - 24 jours
When Ilan Halimi is kidnapped for ransom because he's Jewish and supposedly rich, his family and the police start a race against time to save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians". Winner of the Lia Award at…
The Matchmaker
Arik, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a matchmaker. Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, has an office in back of a movie theater that shows only love stories, run by…
The Museum - The Life and Art of the Israel Museum
The Museum is a film that seeks to explore the Israeli soul through the galleries, storerooms and visitors of the Israel Museum, Israel's most important cultural institution. With a trenchant, ironic eye THE MUSEUM follows the visitors, observes the observers,…
The Last Supper - Das letzte Mahl
On the day Adolf Hitler comes to power, the German-Jewish Glickstein family comes together for a family dinner. Most of them however (like so many other Germans at that time) don't take the Nazis seriously. When young Leah reveals her…
Sacred Sperm - Exploring the Concept of "Sacred Sperm" in the Orthodox Hasidic Jewish Community
An eye-opening documentary explaining the concept of sacred sperm within the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish community which considers new life pure if born of "sacred sperm" and the spilling of sperm murder. In this documentary Director/Narrator Or Yashar shares his journey…