Tag Archive: Israeli film

Review: A Borrowed Identity (Riklis, 2014) – SFIFF 2015


The Arab Israeli is a persistent subject of Israeli cinema. Arabani follows an outcast and his two children returning to his (Arab) Druze community in Israel, the documentary Life Sentences features a man… Continue reading

Review: Princess (Shalom-Ezer, 2014) – MVFF 2015


Filmmaker Tali Shalom-Ezer‘s sophomore feature Princess is hands down one of the most compelling films I’ve seen in recent memory. Shira Haas is brilliant as Adar, a feisty and precocious pre-adolescent. Adar regularly… Continue reading

Review: The Kindergarten Teacher (Lapid, 2014) – SFIFF 2015


The Kindergarten Teacher is a Hebrew-language film that screened at the San Francisco International Film Festival this past spring. Kindergarten teacher by day, aspiring poetess by night, Nira (Sarit Larry) leads a fairly humdrum… Continue reading

Review: Life Sentences (Shani & Kedar, 2013) – SVJFF 2014


Life Sentences was the third and perhaps final film we will watch at this year’s Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival. Yaron Shani and Nurit Kedar‘s documentary about the family of a PLO leader and devout Jewish… Continue reading

Review: Arabani (Adwan, 2013) – SVJFF 2014


For many people, one of the primary reasons for watching movies or reading novels is to acquaint oneself with a different culture, perspective, or topic in an entertaining way. Simultaneously, many writers and filmmakers… Continue reading