Israel Film Festival

Tim Boxer: ‘Let’s Shoot Only With Movies’

05/09/2011
Special to the Jewish Week

Before Liev Schreiber headed to the Paris Theater on May 5 to accept an award at the Israel Film Festival, he said he did “what every good Jewish boy would do — I called my mother.”

 

His mom, Heather, told him to say it’s wonderful to be a Jew.

Of course Schreiber immediately responded, “But ma, is it not also wonderful to not be a Jew?”

Mom replied, “How should I know?”

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber at Israel Film Festival. Photo by Tim Boxer

New Names, New Genres

Second week of Israel Film Festival features slasher, nature and singles scene fare.

05/03/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

One of the pleasant side benefits of this year’s Israel Film Festival, now in its 25th year, is a profusion of unfamiliar names and even unfamiliar genres

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Scene from “Land of Genesis,” top, and Keren Berger and Yaron Brovinsky in “2Night.”

Three ‘Novel’ Israeli Works

Film about Amos Oz and two based on the fiction of David Grossman and Yehoshua Kenaz are part of Israel Film Festival.

04/27/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

Israeli artists are as introspective as any in the world. I doubt if any filmmakers, writers, painters, musicians or composers anywhere spend as much time pondering the nature of their national identity at both the micro and macro levels.

Amos Oz
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