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Israeli Movies

  • She's Got It


    In the town of Mitzpeh Ramon, afflicted by unemployment and closing factories, a security guard of an armored car and the owner of a local printing house join together in a sophisticated sting operation to switch the money, taken from an illegal Casino, to fake bills which they have printed in ad...

  • Driver


    From the creator of "Shtisel"! | Nahman Ruzumni (Moshe Folkenflik, "Redemption") lives on the fringes of the ultra-orthodox community in Bnei Brak, Israel. As a "Driver," he takes beggars to wealthy homes and coaches them telling their stories in order to inspire philanthropy. For his service, he...

  • To Take a Wife


    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’...

  • My Fantasia


    The three Darwish brothers, who immigrated from Iraq to Israel in the 50’s, established the family factory “Fantasia” - a menorah factory. For a time period of 50 years they designed, manufactured and shipped Chanukah menorahs for the entire world and now…the family factory is about to close down...

  • God of the Piano


    Anat (Naama Preis, winner of the Jerusalem Film Festival award for Best Actress) has never been able to reach her father’s exacting musical standards, and now her family's hope of producing a musical prodigy rests on her unborn son. When the baby is born deaf, she cannot accept it and resorts to ...

  • Mountain


    A devout woman is living with her family in the Jewish cemetery on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives. During the day, while her husband and children are at school, she is left alone in the mountain. She goes for walks in the cemetery, trying to escape the endless house work.

    One night, out of frustra...

  • Once Upon a Boy


    Ron is intelligent, charming and full of life, but every day, his movements are increasingly limited by cerebral palsy. This, while he watches his twin run and play soccer with their brother. The film follows this remarkable family’s struggles as the parents do everything in their power to raise ...

  • Rashbi's Secret


    We have all heard of the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai on Mount Meron, but many of us do not understand the appeal of the place and the meaning of the faith that causes hundreds of thousands of people to ascend to the tomb all year long. The film presents a poetic and intimate observation of th...

  • The Human Resources Manager


    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...

  • Elish's Notebooks


    82-year-old Elisheva Rise passed away. As her children clear out her home, they find journals she secretly wrote to each of them documenting their lives from their birth until her last day. Every evening she would sit in her kibbutz home and write to her 7 children, whom she had never hugged nor ...

  • Muranow


    The Muranow neighborhood in Warsaw was once a flourishing and important Jewish center - but during World War II, the neighborhood was turned into the ”Warsaw Ghetto.” Today, thousands of Polish people live in the green and spacious Muranow neighborhood, yet its dark past keeps haunting it. Polish...

  • Harmonia


    Filmmaker Ori Sivan (co-creator of Israel's "In Treatment") presents a contemporary variation of the biblical story of Abraham, Sarah and Hagar. Sarah, a harpist of the Jerusalem Philharmonic Orchestra is married to Abraham, its conductor. When Hagar, a young Palestinian horn player joins the orc...

  • Silicon Wadi


    With more than 700 early-stage startups, and as many as 5,000 overall, it is no surprise that Tel-Aviv has been ranked second only to Silicon Valley as a leading tech community. In SILICON WADI, we follow four Israeli startup teams for two years as they sacrifice their families, their friends, an...

  • Off White Lies


    This coming-of-age story evokes the offbeat charms of "Juno" and "Sixteen Candles" as it tells the story of Libby, a shy, intelligent 13-year-old in California who is sent by her mother to live with her estranged father in Israel. It doesn’t take long for the serious-minded Libby to discover her ...

  • A Tramway in Jerusalem


    The Light Rail Red Line of Jerusalem’s tramway connects the city from east to west, from the Palestinian neighborhoods of Shuafat and Beit Hanina to Mount Herzl—a journey that comprises the culturally complex makeup of the city. This humorous and touching film, whose cast includes Mathieu Amalric...

  • The Amos Gitai Collection

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    ChaiFlicks is proud to present a month-long curated series of award-winning films from the preeminent Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai.

    Amos Gitai (born October 1950, Haifa) is a French-Israeli filmmaker, internationally known for his documentaries and feature films on the Middle East, the Israeli–A...

  • Restoration


    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...

  • The Testament


    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...

  • Red Cow


    Benny’s hair is as red as the fur of her devout father’s treasured calf – which he believes will bring salvation. But the 17-year-old feels as lonely and trapped as the calf in its enclosure. Benny’s mother died giving birth to her, and she grew up alone with her caring yet patriarchal father. He...

  • Shelter


    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...

  • A Strange Course of Events


    Forty-something Saul (Ori Pfeffer, "The Testament") is a melancholic dreamer, with a tendency to run whenever things go wrong. He returns to Haifa one day for a reckoning with the father he has not seen in 5 years. However, getting along with an airy-fairy mother-in-law with a penchant for new ag...

  • Echo



    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...

  • Longing


    Ariel, a well-off, childless man gets a phone call from his college girlfriend. She needs to tell him a couple of very surprising things: first, when they broke up twenty years ago, she was pregnant and went on to have a lovely boy. The second thing will make Ariel explore the hidden aspects of p...

  • Beaufort


    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...