Tag Archive: Israeli film

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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