Israeli Films and Series

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Echo
    Movie

    Echo

    Movie

    Avner suspects his wife Ella (Yaël Abecassis, LIVE AND BECOME) of having an affair. Secretly recording her telephone conversations, he turns into a spy in his own home, listening to them again and again. But while searching for one thing, he discovers another - the woman he listens to is a strang...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • Restoration

    Movie

    70 year old Yaakov Fidelman (Sasson Gabai, The Band's Visit) hangs on with all his might to the antique restoration workshop which has been his life's work. After his long-time business partner passes away, Fidelman rejects his son Noah's idea to close the business and build an apartment complex...

  • Noa Baum: Rekindling the Power of Jewish Storytelling

    1 season

    Passing on our stories, individually and as a people has always been one of the cornerstones of Jewish tradition and culture. Award-winning Israeli-born storyteller Noa Baum presents an uplifting and entertaining collection of personal and traditional stories. With warm authenticity, humor and a ...

  • Dear Fredy

    Movie

    Fredy Hirsch was a proud Jew and openly gay man living in Nazi occupied Europe during WWII. At 19-year-old he fled from Germany to Czechoslovakia with the publication of the Nuremberg Laws. He began working as a sports teacher in a Jewish youth club, and soon became his students’ object of admira...

  • The Testament

    Movie

    Yoel, a meticulous historian leading a significant debate against holocaust deniers, discovers that his mother carries a false identity. A mystery about a man who is willing to risk everything to discover the truth.

    Winner - Best Film | Haifa International Film Festival

    A Film by Amichai Green...

  • The Children of Teheran

    Movie

    The rescue of the Children of Teheran from the clutches of the Final Solution in Europe stands out as one of the key stories of rescue in the history of modern Zionism. In the winter of 1943, as the war raged in Europe, the Jewish settlement in pre-state Israel was overwhelmed with emotions at th...

  • Hagiga: The Story of Israeli Cinema

    1 season

    This milestone documentary series challenges the way we think about the history of Israeli cinema. Combining hundreds of interviews captured over two years with rare archival footage from behind the cameras, the series follows Israeli cinema from the 1960s up to these days, investigates the key f...

  • Vice Versa

    Movie

    An innocent and honest relationship between a religious Yeshiva scholar and an 18 years old cancer patient girl, turns out to become an intimate and passionate love story that transcends the rules of religion, society and faith.

    Directed by Amichai Greenberg
    Israel, 2015
    Drama
    Hebrew (With Engli...

  • Tunnel of Hope

    Movie

    The unbelievable escape story of the grandmother of Jared Kushner...

    In 1943, 250 Jewish slave workers successfully escaped from a Nazi labor camp in Novogrudok, Belarus, via a tunnel they dug. The film follows the remaining escapees, accompanied by their descendants, in an attempt to find the t...

  • The Syrian Patient

    Movie

    Under cover of darkness soldiers transfer wounded Syrians into Israel. Military ambulances bring these unknown wounded from the Syrian border. Most of them are unconscious. Maged has lost the lower part of his face. He is brought immediately to the operating room of Dr. Eyal Sela, the director of...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Hidden Face

    Movie

    The Admor of Sanz-Klausenburg was a rabbi who experienced personal devastation and despite this succeeded in rehabilitating his own life and that of his Chassidic community. Through his heroic story, the film presents the narratives of the Holocaust as told by different members of the ultra-Ortho...

  • A Green Chariot

    Movie

    Twenty two year-old Sasha's greatest wish is to become an Israeli. He has become religious, changed his name to Yair and speaks only in Hebrew – even when he is addressed in Russian. He has completely cut himself off from his Russian past, including his father and his Russian friends. Now, Yair i...

  • Sacred Sperm

    Movie

    An eye-opening documentary explaining the concept of sacred sperm within the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish community which considers new life pure if born of “sacred sperm” and the spilling of sperm murder. In this documentary Director/Narrator Or Yashar shares his journey as he tries to fully un...

  • Rabin In His Own Words

    Movie

    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 ...

  • Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

    Movie + 1 extra

    A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. After years of defeat, Team Israel is finally ranked among the world's best in 2017, eligible to comp...

  • In Search of Israeli Cuisine

    Movie + 1 extra

    Join award-winning Chef Michael Solomonov on a delicious journey to meet Israel's top chefs, home cooks, vintners, and cheese-makers drawn from the more than 100 cultures that make up Israel today, and discover the rich and human story that emerges from their food.

    Directed by Roger Sherman
    U...

  • The Matchmaker

    Movie

    Summer of 1968. Arik Burstein, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a mysterious matchmaker and Holocaust survivor. As Arik begins to learn the mysteries of the human heart through his work with Yankele, the disparate parts of Arik's life collide in unexpected, ...