Israeli Films and Series

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  • Vertigo Dance Company

    1 season

    One of Israel’s premier contemporary dance troupes, Vertigo Dance Company has been wowing audiences around the world for nearly 30 years with their groundbreaking productions that candidly explore politics, sexuality, physical handicaps, and other socially salient topics, using visceral and athle...

  • The New Black

    1 season

    Watch Israel's smash hit comedy series exclusively on ChaiFlicks!

    Follow the adventures of four Haredi students who study at a yeshiva in Jerusalem. Gedalya is the one on the straight and narrow path, while the other three prefer their Talmud study with a side of hanging out in the park, shoppin...

  • Redemption

    Movie

    Menachem, a former frontman for a rock band, is now religious, and a father to a six-year-old. When his daughter is diagnosed with cancer, he must find a creative solution to fund the expensive treatments. He reunites his band for one last tour. The journey to save his daughter exposes old wounds...

  • Live and Become

    Movie

    The magnificent, epic story of an Ethiopian boy who is airlifted from a Sudanese refugee camp to Israel in 1984 during Operation Moses. Shlomo is plagued by two big secrets: He is neither a Jew nor an orphan, just an African boy who survived and wants, somehow, to fulfill his Ethiopian mother’s p...

  • The Shuk: Jewish Roots World Music

    1 season

    Having performed in over 30 countries worldwide, The Shuk uses music to connect people of all backgrounds through its diverse repertoire consisting of traditional, contemporary, ethnic, folk, sacred, jazz, Israeli, Jewish, Middle-Eastern and world music.

    Since 2008, The Shuk has performed at lea...

  • The Bentwich Syndrome

    Movie

    The saga of a restless and relentless Anglo-Jewish Family which according to its founding fathers, served as God's gift to Zionism, is exposed by the director, a member of the family himself, from an alternative humorous angle.

    Nominated for Best Documentary | Israeli Ophir Awards 2015

    Directed...

  • The Scribe

    Movie

    Kalman Delmoor Is an American born Scribe who sits in the Old City of Jerusalem at the Four Sephardic Synagogues. There he scribes, interacts with tourists, and runs workshops. He focuses his work on connecting content and imagery, micro and macro, in a smart and meaningful way that he hopes can ...

  • Love Life

    Movie

    From the Emmy Award-winning director of "Unorthodox"! Ya'ara has everything: She is pretty, happily married and has excellent prospects for a university career. Yet when she meets the much older Arie, a friend of her father, her perfect world falls apart. She succumbs to his fascinating, erotic a...

  • A Matter of Size

    Movie

    A Matter of Size is an Israeli comedy (yes, comedy!) like nothing you’ve seen before, a hilarious and heart-warming tale about a coming out of a different kind: four overweight guys who learn to love themselves through the Japanese sport of sumo wrestling!

    Herzl (Itzik Cohen) has been struggling...

  • Holy Land Hardball

    Movie

    When Boston bagel maker Larry Baras wanted to create a professional baseball league in Israel, his idea was met with incredulity, dismissal and even hostility. He attempted it anyway.

    Among the ballplayers swept up in his unlikely quest: a 41-year-old father of three with a Peter Pan complex; a ...

  • Shoelaces

    Movie

    Beloved Israeli actors Dov Glickman (Shtisel), Evelin Hagoel (The Women's Balcony) and Nevo Kimchi (Footnote, Restoration) star in Israel's heartwarming, award-winning smash hit SHOELACES!

    SHOELACES tells the story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs son. ...

  • Shelter

    Movie

    Naomi, an Israeli Mossad agent (Neta Riskin, Shtisel) is sent to Germany to protect Mona (Golshifteh Farahani, Paterson), a Lebanese informant recovering from plastic surgery to assume her new identity. Together for two weeks in a quiet apartment in Hamburg, the relationship that develops between...

  • To Take a Wife

    Movie

    Winner of the Audience Award at the 2004 Venice Film Festival, legendary Israeli actress Ronit Elkabetz (The Band's Visit) and her brother Shlomi direct and star in TO TAKE A WIFE, a story of tradition, love and fear of the future which takes place in Israel of the late 70’s.

    One night, Vivian’...

  • Odessa... Odessa!

    Movie

    Take a journey across three Odessas – from Odessa, Ukraine to “Little Odessa” New York and Ashdod, Israël – revealing the wanderings, hopes and illusions of the vanishing Odessa Jewish community.

    CICAE Arthouse Prize | Berlin International Film Festival 2005
    Cinmema du Réel Film Festival - Prix...

  • Avanim

    Movie

    Michal is a 30-year-old Israeli accountant, juggling the life of a wife, mother and career woman – while also cheating on her husband. One day, her life is shattered when she learns of the unexpected and tragic death of her lover.

    "Sensitive, edgy and totally original...this worthy, moving, and...

  • In Her Footsteps

    Movie

    In the dead of night, filmmaker Rana Abu Fraiha's parents left their house in the Bedouin village, Tel Sheva, and moved, perhaps 'fled', to Omer, a nearby Jewish town. For more than 20 years of life in Omer, Rana was convinced that she was like everyone else around them, till her mother became il...

  • Noa Baum: A Land Twice Promised

    Movie

    Beloved Israeli-born storyteller Noa Baum's dialogue with a Palestinian woman weaves together heartfelt memories to create a moving testimony that illuminates the complex and contradictory history and emotions surrounding Jerusalem, for Israelis and Palestinians alike.

    “The stunning result of B...

  • Tehilim

    Movie

    Nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, this taut drama set in a religious Jerusalem neighborhood bordering between a Hasidic zone and a non-religious area follows 16-year old Menachem Frenkel as he tests his independence - only to find conflict with his father, who wants t...

  • Yana's Friends

    Movie

    This beloved Israeli classic from director Arik Kaplun explores the lives of Russian immigrants who land in Israel during the time of the Gulf War and must wrestle with the problems of immigrants everywhere: language, culture, money, jobs and love. As Scud missiles fly overhead, the beautiful, pr...

  • Jaffa

    Movie

    Winner of Best Israeli Film at the Jerusalem Film Festival, Ronit Elkabetz stars in the beautiful story of two families from different worlds who must face their differences head on when they discover their twenty-something year old children have fallen in love and become pregnant.

    Starring Roni...

  • Box For Life

    Movie

    Noah Klieger is the last living survivor of the boxing team of Auschwitz and the oldest active journalist in the world. In between, he saw first-hand and survived many of the defining events of the 20th century, and some of the events he may have even steered a bit. 91-year old Klieger is a Jewis...

  • Hummus! The Movie

    Movie

    Travel around the world, across religious and cultural divides, to discover the origins of the nutritious chickpea dish, and meet a diverse group of hummus disciples, including those vying for the title of "World's Largest Serving of Hummus."

    A Film by Oren Rosenfeld
    Israel, 2016
    Documentary
    En...

  • Café Nagler

    Movie

    During the 1920s, Café Nagler was the hottest place in Berlin. Director Mor Kaplansky embarks on a journey to find out what’s left of the legendary café owned by her family. After discovering that family myths don’t always match historical facts, she attempts to re-create her family’s past togeth...

  • Be Fruitful and Multiply

    Movie

    Go deeper into the real-life world of "Unorthodox" in this critically acclaimed documentary that follows four Ultra-Orthodox women without the freedom to determine the course of their lives; instead they are dedicated to serving God via the womb - the perpetual cycle of pregnancy, birth and const...