1. Bethlehem (Beit-Lehem), dir. Yuval Adler, 2013.
2. Zero Motivation (Efes beyahasei enosh), dir. Talya Lavie, 2014.
3. Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Gett), dir. Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz, 2014.
4. Hunting Elephants (Latzoud pilim), dir. Reshef Levi, 2016.
5. The Farewell Party (Mita tova), dir. Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit, 2014.
6. Turn Left at the End of the World (Sof Ha'Olam Smola), dir. Avi Nesher, 2004.
IL, BE, DE // 2013 // 99'
DIRECTOR Yuval Adler
PRODUCERS Sébastien Delloye, Diana Elbaum, Sonja Ewers, Osnat Handelsman-Keren, Steve Hudson, Talia Kleinhendler
COMPANY Pie Films (IL) Entre Chien et Loup (BE), Gringo Films (DE)
SALES AGENT WestEnd Films
SCREENPLAY Yuval Adler, Ali Wakad
CINEMATOGRAPHY Yaron Scharf
EDITOR Ron Omer
SCORE Ishai Adar
CAST Tsahi Halevi, Shadi Mar'i, Hitham Omari
The story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant. Shuttling back and forth between conflicting points of view, the film is a raw portrayal of characters torn apart by competing loyalties and impossible moral dilemmas, giving an unparalleled glimpse into the mechanics of one of the world's best secret services.
Yuval Adler is an Israeli film and TV director. Bethlehem is his feature debut.
Venice Film Festival – Venice Days (FEDEORA Award), Israeli Film Academy (6 awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay, 6 more nominations)
ZERO MOTIVATION (Efes beyahasei enosh)
IL // 2014 // 97'
DIRECTOR Talya Lavie
SCREENPLAY Talya Lavie
CINEMATOGRAPHY Yaron Scharf
EDITOR Arik Leibovitch
SCORE Ran Bagno
CAST Dana Ivgy, Nelly Tagar, Shani Klein, Heli Twito, Meytal Gal Suisa
PRODUCERS Guy Jacoel, Yochanan Kredo, Eilon Ratzkovsky, Yossi Uzrad
COMPANY July August Productions
SALES AGENT The Match Factory
DISTRIBUTION Discovery Film
A portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female Israeli soldiers at a remote desert base. They bide their time pushing paper and battling in computer games, counting down the minutes until they can return to civilian life. Amidst their boredom and clashing personalities, issues of commitment to friendship, love, and country are handled with humour and sharp-edged wit.
Talya Lavie (1978) is an Israeli film director. Zero Motivation, her feature debut, was based on her own experience serving in the Israel Defence Forces. It was awarded at Tribeca Film Festival.
Tribeca Film Festival (Best Narrative Feature, Nora Ephron Award), Israeli Film Academy (6 awards, including Best Director and Best Screenplay, 6 additional nominations, including Best Film)
GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIAN AMSALEM (Gett)
IL, FR, DE // 2014 // 115'
DIRECTOR Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
SCREENPLAY Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
CINEMATOGRAPHY Jeanne Lapoirie
EDITOR Joel Alexis
SCORE Dikla, Shaul Beser
CAST Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Gabi Amrani
PRODUCERS Marie Masmonteil, Denis Carot, Sandrine Brauer, Shlomi Elkabetz
COMPANY Elzévir & Cie (IL), Deux Beaux Garçons Films (2BG Films, FR), Riva Film (DE)
SALES AGENT Playtime
For three years, Viviane Amsalem has been asking her husband for a divorce, but he refuses to grant it. In Israel, only rabbis can declare a marriage and grant a divorce, but a marriage can only be dissolved if the husband agrees. Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom marks a trial where tragedy vies with absurdity, where everything is judged, except the initial request.
Ronit Elkabetz (1964 – 2016) was an Israeli actress, director and writer. Before Get, with her brother Shlomi she co-directed To Take a Wife (2004) and The Seven Days (2008).
Shlomi Elkabetz (1972) is an Israeli director and producer. Before Get, with his sister Ronit he co-directed To Take a Wife (2004) and The Seven Days (2008).
Cannes Film Festival – Directors' Fortnight 2015, Toronto International Film Festival 2015
Golden Globes 2015 (Best Foreign Language Film nominnee), Israeli Film Academy (Best Film, Best Supporting Actor – Sasson Gabai, 10 more nominations)
HUNTING ELEPHANTS (Latzoud pilim)
IL, SAD // 2013 // 107'
DIRECTOR Reshef Levi
SCREENPLAY Reshef Levi, Regev Levy
CINEMATOGRAPHY Yaron Scharf
EDITOR Isaac Sehayek
SCORE Gilad Benamram
CAST Gil Blank, Sasson Gabai, Moni Moshonov, Patrick Stewart
PRODUCERS Ehud Bleiberg, Leon Edery, Moshe Edery
COMPANY Bleiberg Entertainment, United King Films
SALES AGENT United King Films
Young Yonatan persuades his grandfather and his two friends to rob the bank that employed Yonatan's deceased father. Due to the small print in his employment contract, the bank didn't pay Yonatan's mother the compensation for her husband's death. The robbery will be their revenge.
Reshef Levi (1972) is an Israeli screenwriter, playwright, film director and producer. Before Hunting Elephants, he directed Lost Islands (2008).
Israeli Film Academy 2013 (7 nominations, including Best Film and Best Screenplay)
THE FAREWELL PARTY (Mita tova)
IL, DE // 2014 // 95'
black comedy, drama
DIRECTORS Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon
SCREENPLAY Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon
CINEMATOGRAPHY Tobias Hochstein
EDITOR Einat Glaser-Zarhin
SCORE Avi Belleli
CAST Ze'ev Revach, Levana Finkelstein, Ilan Dar, Aliza Rosen
PRODUCERS Leon Edery, Moshe Edery, Osnat Handelsman-Keren, Thanassis Karathanos, Talia Kleinhendler, Haim Mecklberg, Estee Yacov-Mecklberg
COMPANY United King Films (IL), Pie Films (IL), 2-Team Productions (IL), Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion (DE) SALES AGENT Beta Cinema
Ezekiel and his fellow pensioners decide to assist their dying friend end his life in dignity. They construct a self-euthanasia device and exercise it successfully. When word about the secret device leaks out, friends realise they have stumbled upon a start-up business – until the moment when Levana, Ezekiel's wife, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, asks him to use the device for her own benefit.
Tal Granit (1969) is an Israeli director and writer. The Farewell Party, co-directed with her partner Sharon Maymon, is her feature debut.
Sharon Maymon (1973) is an Israeli director and writer. Before The Farewell party he co-directed A Matter of Size (with Erez Tadmor, 2009).
Venice Film Festival – Venice Days 2014 (BNL People's Choice Award, Brian Award), Toronto International Film Festival 2014
Israeli Film Academy (4 wins, including Best Actor – Ze'ev Revach, 10 more nominations, including Best Film.
TURN LEFT AT THE END OF THE WORLD (Sof Ha'Olam Smola)
IL, FR // 2004 // 110
DIRECTOR Avi Nesher
SCREENPLAY Avi Nesher, Sara Eden, Ruby Porat Shoval
CINEMATOGRAPHY David Gurfinkel
EDITOR Marie-Pierre Renaud, Isaac Sehayek
SCORE Krishna Levy
CAST Neta Garty, Liraz Charhi, Aure Atika, Jean Benguigui, Parmeet Sethi, Kruttika Desai, Ruby Porat Shoval
PRODUCERS Samuel Hadida, Avi Nesher
COMPANY United King Films, Davis Films, Artomas Communications, Metro Communications
At the end of the 60s, two immigrant families become unlikely neighbours in a tiny village in Israel. One family is from Morocco, the other from India. Both cling to their customs and try to impose their culture on the other. Only Sara and Nicole reach out to each other and become friends, despite the conflict between their respective families.
Avi Nesher (1953) is an award-winning Israeli director and writer. He made The Secrets (2007), The Matchmaker (2010) and Past Life (2016).
Israeli Film Academy (Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, 4 more nominations)