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  • Kippur

    Movie

    Based on director Amos Gitai’s experiences in the 1973 Yom Kippur War, this story is told from the perspective of a young Israeli student who has been instructed to join a special military unit on the Golan Heights shortly after the fighting begins — as he and his helicopter crew embark on danger...

  • Make Me a Match

    Movie

    The film portrays three Jewish-Orthodox singles – their matchmakers and their effort to stay loyal to a possibly outdated tradition. Torn between their commitment to Jewish culture and their dreams, these 30-somethings try to withstand the social pressure while staying true to themselves.

    Direct...

  • The Human Resources Manager

    Movie

    Winner of Five Israeli Academy Awards including Best Picture! | The Human Resources Manager of Jerusalem's largest bakery is in trouble. When one of his employees, a foreign worker, is killed in a suicide bombing, the bakery is accused of indifference, and the HR Manager is sent to the victim's h...

  • Beaufort

    Movie

    Academy Award Nominee! | After 18 years dug into a heavily fortified mountain deep in occupied Lebanon, the last Israeli soldiers enduring constant bombardment at the site of the ancient crusader stronghold called Beaufort receive orders to abandon their posts, detonate the warren of bunkers in w...

  • Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story

    Movie

    People from all over the world have come to love Israeli writer Etgar Keret for his surreal short stories and his hilarious live performances. As The Guardian wrote: “Spending time with him is like entering the world of his stories: suddenly, everything seems slightly off-kilter, full of comic po...

  • Rabin In His Own Words

    Movie + 1 extra

    Rabin In His Own Words is an “autobiography” of sorts, the story is told entirely in Rabin’s own voice. Through a combination of rare archival footage, home movies and private letters, his personal and professional dramas unfold before the viewer's eyes - from his childhood as the son of a labor ...

  • Golda
    Movie + 1 extra

    Golda

    Movie + 1 extra

    Shortly before her passing, Golda Meir was interviewed for the Israeli television. After the shooting ended the cameras kept rolling, recording an intimate talk with the first and only woman to ever rule Israel. As she lit one cigarette off the other, Golda spoke freely, pleading her case for her...

  • Sharon

    Movie

    In January 2006, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a stroke, leaving him unconscious for the rest of his life. Only six months earlier, he executed the Disengagement Plan, uprooting thousands of Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip. Sharon was the last person to expect such measures fro...

  • Blush

    Movie

    Award-winning filmmaker Michal Vinik (Valeria Is Getting Married, Working Woman) tells the story of 17-year-old Naama, who spends most of her free time drinking and partying in the hopes of escaping from her parents' constant bickering, worsened by the recent disappearance of her AWOL soldier sis...

  • The Lesson

    1 season

    Watch the whole season exclusively on ChaiFlicks! | One of Israel’s most decorated TV series of recent years, The Lesson traces a classroom argument between a high school civics teacher (Doron Ben David, Fauda) and his student (Maya Landsman, Dismissed) which quickly spirals out of control and pu...

  • The Museum

    Movie

    The Museum is a film that seeks to explore the Israeli soul through the galleries, storerooms and visitors of the Israel Museum, Israel's most important cultural institution.

    With a trenchant, ironic eye the film follows the visitors, observes the observers, listens to the speakers and descends...

  • Normal
    1 season

    Normal

    1 season

    Watch the Complete Series Now on ChaiFlicks! | NORMAL is a semi-autobiographical series from Leore Dayan — son of renowned Israeli creator Assi Dayan (In Treatment) and grandson of legendary military leader Moshe Dayan.

    Noam (Ophir Award winner Roy Nik) is a 24-year-old columnist struggling to e...

  • The Women's Balcony

    Movie

    An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.

    When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma and...

  • 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...

  • Big Shots

    Movie

    Four men whose combined intellect does not reach into the triple digits decide to steal a safe full of foreign currency - not from a local bank, but from the police station. Based on a real-life incident, the screenplay for this slapstick comedy-drama was co-written by policeman / playwright Haim...

  • 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...

  • Cupcakes

    Movie

    Set in contemporary Tel Aviv, six best friends gather to watch the wildly popular UniverSong competition. Appalled by the Israeli entry, they decide to create their own on a mobile phone. Unbeknownst to them, their performance is seen by the UniverSong judges and selected as Israel's entry for ne...

  • Outdoors

    Movie

    Gili and Yaara decide to leave the city and have a fresh start, building a house in the countryside of the Galilee. But while their dream house is being built, the foundations of their relationship slowly collapse.

    Directed by Asaf Saban
    Israel, 2017
    Drama
    Hebrew (with English subtitles)
    80 Minutes

  • An Average Story

    Movie

    When Avi Cohen is told by the Central Bureau of Statistics that he is the most average man who ever lived, his life is turned upside down.

    "Wry and funny!"- Washington City Paper

    Directed by Yaniv Segalovich
    Israel, 2016
    Comedy, Shorts, Israeli Culture
    Hebrew (with English subtitles)
    18 minutes

  • The Belly Dancer

    Movie

    A powerhouse Israeli cast lead this story of three friends torn apart by love, crime and betrayal. Debbie (Meital Dohan, Showtime's "Weeds") is a belly dancer in Goldy’s club, dating Yacki (Yuval Segal, "Fauda"), a dangerous and charming criminal and Goldy’s partner in crime. During one of their ...

  • Family Matters

    Movie

    Thirty years ago, the divorce of a woman (who later became a renowned author) and her husband (an esteemed rabbi)v shook the religious city of Bnei Barak and affected the lives of their seven children. One of the couple’s daughters embarks on a journey among the ghosts of her childhood, trying to...

  • As Is

    Movie

    March 2020, COVID-19 is at its peak. The ultra-Orthodox Sasson family live in a tiny apartment in Safed, Israel and find themselves in uncharted territory – the father, Gili, has tested positive, and has infected his wife and a few of their children. The new imposed reality threatens Gili’s core ...

  • Or
    Movie

    Or

    Movie

    Winner of the Camera d’Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, this Israeli classic follows down-on her-luck prostitute Ruthie (Ronit Elkabetz, "The Band’s Visit") and her 18-year-old daughter Or (Dana Ivgy). Or has tried many times to convince her mother to quit working the street, without success....

  • Operation Grandma

    Movie

    Three very different brothers – Alon (34), a no-nonsense Israeli Army officer; Benni (30), a brilliant electrician; and Idan (22), a wimpy field trip guide – must navigate a series of mistakes and mishaps in an attempt to bury their beloved grandmother in the cemetery of her kibbutz. Since winnin...