An Israeli man returns to Israel after 10 years in America. An encounter with a childhood friend and his future-wife will change everyone’s lives. A story set between a flower shop and an ancient monastery, a swimming pool and the Mediterranean Sea, life, and death - and somewhere in the middle. After the success of "The Cakemaker", writer/director Ofir Raul Graizer returns with an affectionate tribute to 60s and 70s cinema in a film full of emotion, color and fragrance that pays homage to values such as friendship, love and moral responsibility.
A thought provoking short film seen through the eyes of two girls (a white Jewish American and an African American), both of whom identify with the diary written by Anne Frank.
The first feature documentary about the legendary pantomime artist Marcel Marceau. He inspires several generations of artists, among them his own grandson and family, who cast a new light on his life's work.
He is known as the Nazi officer who saves "The Pianist" -Wladyslaw Szpilman, in the Roman Polanski film, but his German hometown from which he ran the local school and went to the war, still refuses to recognize him as a hero. 70 years after the end of the war, a group of residents demand to commemorate the Nazi Officer, Wilm Hosenfeld, in the local school and the reactions are stormy. In the meantime, Hosenfeld's grandchildren discover their grandfather's secret diaries in which he documented Nazi war crimes and they embark on a journey of discovery. During this journey, they will find out that their grandfather was a serial savior and aside from "The Pianist", another 60 people owe him their lives.
Drama, Musical Comedy
In Josef Von Sternberg’s classic of Weimar Era Cinema, stodgy German high school professor Immanuel Rath falls hopelessly in love with Lola-Lola, a headliner at the local nightclub, Blue Angel. Rath’s unending obsession with Lola-Lola sees him tragically transform from respectable educator to cabaret clown before inevitably descending into madness. A musical-comedy drama adapted from Heinrich Mann's 1905 novel, Professor Unrat (Professor Filth), The Blue Angel is the first full-length German talking picture with a breakout performance by Marlene Dietrich.
Ina Pinkney is a Chicago legend of the tastiest kind. Known around town as the Breakfast Queen, she has been feeding Chicagoans for the past 33 years. Now facing the late stages of polio, Ina has decided to close the doors of her beloved breakfast nook. The documentary, Breakfast at Ina’s gives audiences a glimpse into Ina’s extraordinary life, all while chronicling the last days of the restaurant as she and her staff serve up its final meals.
From the perspective of Israeli biracial kids, BrownWhite explores how skin color influences the development of identity. Weaving their lived experiences with findings from academic research, the film reveals these kids' dilemmas around identity in a world that's more complicated than brown or white. This is a student film and was created as part of the director's MA in Human Rights Practice at the University of Arizona
Drama, History, Silent
The arrival of the mysterious Dr.Caligari and his companion, the somnambulistic Cesare, in a rural German village coincides with a series of gruesome murders. Are the doctor and his assistant to blame? The story of Dr Caligari and Cesare plays out through distorted camera angles, jagged sets and highly stylized lightening as director Robert Wiene set in motion a narrative that captured the devastating consequences of war and dramatically altered the course of cinema in Weimar Era Germany. This hallmark silent film ushered in a new approach to filmmaking after WWI and kick-started the German Expressionist movement in film.
Animation, Biography, Drama
An account of German-Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon's life in the south of France between 1941 and 1943, before she was sent to Auschwitz during World War II. Inspired by her memoir "Life? or Theatre?"