A young Arab in Israel struggles to find his place and an identity amid necessary compromises in Eran Riklis' "Dancing Arabs," a film designed to make Jews — not just Israelis — comfortable with…
Jerusalem Film Festival
A group of Israel's most prominent young filmmakers have publicly called upon the government of Israel to declare a ceasefire in its current conflict with Gaza, while Spike Jonze, who despite the…
Tensions are running high across Israel as the worst fighting in years between Israelis and Palestinians shows no signs of abating, and relentless rocket fire from Gaza has sent citizens of every…
I was still on the road to Jerusalem — where I had been invited to serve as a member of the documentary jury at this year's Jerusalem Film Festival — last Thursday, when the first air raid siren…
While the title of Rob Reiner's "And So It Goes" seems intended as take-it-on-the-chin affirmation of life's inevitable detours and potholes, the movie itself feels like a surrender.
TEL AVIV — As rocket-alert sirens continued to ring out throughout Israel on Wednesday, staffers at the Jerusalem Film Festival made a last-minute call to postpone the festival's opening night…
The Jerusalem Film Festival, long the gold standard of Israeli sprocket operas, has had more than a few bumps over the years since founder Lia Van Leer decided to step down in 2008. One of the few…
Further fest play seems likely for this abrasive feminist drama from debuting writer-helmer Maya Dreifuss.
Not every festival can offer Cannes' cachet, Venice's ambience or Toronto's marketing juggernaut. That's why the smart ones develop their individuality as well as their screening program and use…
Set in the Gaza Strip circa 1989, at the height of the first Intifada, war-is-hell drama "Rock the Casbah" illustrates the futility of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.