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Purple Noon

  Tom Ripley (Alain Delon) travels to Italy to visit his playboy friend Phillippe Greenleaf (Maurice Ronet) and Phillippe’s new fiancée, Marge Duval (Marie Laforêt). What Phillippe doesn’t know is Read More

Aviya’s Summer

  Aviya’s Summer is set in the summer of 1951, in the newly established state of Israel. The film chronicles the life of ten-year-old Aviya, whose warm, loving, and fiercely Read More

The Troupe

  The Band, הלהקה, (also known as The Troupe) is an Israeli comedic musical, first shown in April 1978, about an army singing group in 1969. Three new members are Read More


  An eye witness account of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, in which troops from Egypt and Syria chose one of the holiest days of the Jewish calendar to launch Read More

Late Summer Blues

  A group of close friends celebrate the bittersweet changes coming to their lives during the summer of their high-school graduation: adult responsibilities, adult romance — and the soberingly adult Read More


  The film begins with Sallah Shabati, a Mizrahi Jewish immigrant, arriving in Israel by plane with his family: a very pregnant wife, an ancient female relative and seven children. Read More

He Walked Through the Fields

  In 1946, Uri (Assi Dayan) returns to his kibbutz after 2 years of studying. He begins to feel alienated after discovering that his mother is having an affair with Read More

The Wooden Gun

  The Wooden Gun takes place in Tel Aviv in the early 1950s. In a clear-eyed fashion that would have been impossible in a film made by “outsiders”, the plot Read More

Hill 24 Doesn’t Answer

  Set during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, the conflict that led to the creation of the state of Israel, this landmark Israeli film is among the first features from that Read More

Hill “Halfon” Doesn’t Answer

  In this satirical cult-classic, a Reserves unit in the Israel-controlled Sinai is less than five miles from the Egyptian front lines. However, the Israelis are hardly concerned with the Read More