Amos Gitai was full of smiles at the Haifa Intl. Film Festival as "Disengagement," his pic about Israel's 2006 withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, became the first Israeli film to open the event.
Canadian singer Bryan Adams will perform live Oct. 18 at the Jericho Stadium in the West Bank in the Palestinian territories.
Eran Kolirin's "The Band's Visit" was the big winner at Thursday's Israeli Film Academy Awards, known locally as the Ophir Awards, taking home eight prizes including best film and director.
Domestic Film DAILY
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No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$29.9M Sony / Screen Gems -11.16%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$557,622 Cumulative:$308.5M Disney -4.92%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$459,663 Cumulative:$18.1M Warner Brothers -9.19%
Four films have sold more than 300,000 tickets this summer at the Israeli box office, a record that surpasses last summer's take by half a million dollars.
Israel's Rabinovitch Fund has awarded $400K to Palestinian director Tawfik Abu Wael for his new film. "Tanathor," the Arabic for "Tumbling," tells the story of an old Palestinian politician's road…
Israel's Channel 1, the country's main pubcaster, has decided not to buy Amos Gitai's new film "Disengagement" on the grounds that the helmer is not Israeli enough. The move comes only two weeks…