All Films, Alphabetically
1 Building and 40 people dancing
Sioma, Lena, Sandra, Valentina, Anya. Who are the people living in the public housing building in Bat Yam?
15 Corners of the World
This mesmerizing audio-visual odyssey offers a portrait of a remarkable artist, legendary Polish sound engineer Eugeniusz Rudnik, and of Polish Radio Studio, which gave birth to the revolutionary sounds of electro-acoustic music.
17 Beginnings of Talia
Actress Talia Shapira was a colorful figure, hilarious and uninhibited. She left dozens of films and hundreds of notebooks behind when she died, and so much more besides. Twenty-five years later, her son, director Yoni Bentovim, tries to come to grips with that vast legacy.
This dramatic documentary thriller presents the political and personal maneuvering behind the collapse of the Iron Curtain, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the opening of Europe's borders.
7 Days in St. Petersburg
Liza is flying to Russia to bring her deserter son Leonid, whom she has not seen in twelve years, back to Israel. The seven days she spends there are like a brief leave from prison. Time is limited. Nothing is trivial.
The legendary Roland TR-808 drum machine was originally intended as a tool to aid in studio recordings. However, in the hands of some of the most famous musicians of the 1980s, it became a source of inspiration, and the sound that dominated the music of that era.
A Demonstration in the White City
Jewish culture and morals, in all their beauty and ugliness, are reflected in the names of the streets, buildings, and monuments that asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan pass, on their way to voice their demand for sanctuary.
A German Youth
An inside look at the emotional and ideological processes that led a group of young German intellectuals in the 1960s to abandon their artistic-cinematic-intellectual protests in order to form a revolutionary terrorist group, the Baader-Meinhof Gang.
A Song of Loves - R. David Buzaglo
The story of Rabbi David Buzaglo, Moroccan Jewry's greatest liturgical poet of the twentieth century. Upon immigrating to Israel in the 1960s, he became a cultural sensation overnight, reinvigorating the shattered North African communities here and breathing new life into Israel's liturgical tradition.
Only 5,500 works of art have survived from over 100,000 works created after World War II by patients at the art therapy studio of a psychiatric hospital south of London. Now that the works have been rediscovered, they are earning what the creators themselves never achieved: instead of being seen through the lens of therapy, they are being assessed for their artistic value.
Against Your Will
After Amit committed suicide in the army, the secretary of his parents’ religious kibbutz asked them to refer to what happened as 'a gun accident'. When their second son committed suicide, they refused to remain silent. They have now launched an effort to commemorate their two sons, even though their kibbutz considers suicide to be a source of shame and a sin.
Approaching The Elephant
The ideals of the teachers who hoped to create a democratic school are put to the test when the absolute freedom that they want to give their students is challenged by students who won't cooperate with their dream.
While wars were being waged on the frontiers, we sat at home every Friday evening to greet the Sabbath with the Arab Movie of the Week. “Arab Movie” takes us back to the stars and the songs, the twisted plots, and the fleeting moment when we shared the same cultural heroes as everyone else in the Middle East.
B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin, 1979-1989
This is the story of the wild, bizarre, sexy days of a divided 1980s Berlin, when the city was a hotbed of creativity, home to musicians, artists, anarchists, and dreamers from around the world. This is a frenetic mosaic that combines unique archival footage with dramatizations.
Banksy Does New York
Banksy, that mysterious British street artist, ruled the streets of New York for a month. A new piece of protest art popped up every morning, and the public, made up mainly of eager "Banksy hunters," cooperated as if it was following a well-rehearsed script.
Best of Enemies
Best of Enemies is a behind-the-scenes account of the explosive 1968 televised debates between the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr., and their rancorous disagreements about politics, God, and sex.
After 15 years of failed attempts to have children, a couple entering their golden years finally conceives. Unfortunately, an unexpected turn of events changes all their plans.
“Broke” is the story of four women in their fifties, who found themselves expelled from the middle class, becoming part of the circle of poverty. Now they struggle to survive, to maintain their self-esteem, to reinvent themselves.
Bums, Go Home
During the protest of summer 2011, we met the homeless - some suffering from PTSD, others victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and mental illnesses, as well as sex workers and drug addicts - people who had nowhere to go when their tent camp was demolished.
One week after the Six-Day War, recordings of soldiers returning from battle were made, with excerpts later turned into a bestselling book, “The Seventh Day: Soldier's Talk about the Six-Day War”. The previously censored parts of these recordings, featured in this film, offer a candid, often heartbreaking picture of the war that changed Israel forever.
The film follows 81-year-old acclaimed actor Albert Cohen as he attempts to direct the play “Chekhov’s Little People” and stage it in his home.
The leaders of America’s largest social protest, which took place in Chicago in 1968, hoped to launch a revolution. Instead, they found themselves battered and chained, and declared a public menace. Brett Morgen’s film uses mesmerizing animation in a unique recreation of the events surrounding one of the most important ideological struggles in the history of the United States.
Cinema: A Public Affair
Ten years ago, the building that housed the Moscow Film Museum was sold, its vast collection left homeless. The staff, headed by fascinating historian and intellectual Naum Kleiman, now struggles to keep his vision alive by continuing to use film as a tool to create an enlightened civil society.
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. An eyeopening docu-thriller depicting whistleblower Edward Snowden’s efforts to lift the lid on the vast, illegal post-9/11 US eavesdropping network.
Clockwork Doll - Dahlia Ravikovitch
The poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch reveals her intricate life story - a story told here through conversations with people who knew Ravikovitch intimately and through rare archive material.
After 30 years suppressing and denying the traumatic events that took place at the Battle of Sultan Yacoub, the director and protagonist of the film is forced to chose between loyalty to his fellow officers, and looking in the mirror to see a painful truth about manliness, fear and emotional resilience.
Cobain: Montage of Heck
A raw and visceral journey through Kurt Cobain’s life and his career with Nirvana through the lens of his home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, and journals.
Gottfried Böhm may be 93, but he is still the "Boss." He's the head of a multigenerational architectural firm considered one the most prestigious in the world. His three son are successful architects in their own right, but they still seek ways to extricate themselves from their father's shadow.
Credit for Murder
A shocking video of a double murder in Russia appeared on YouTube in 2007. The police investigation reached a dead end, but the director of this film and his friend go undercover on a daring investigation of their own. Snooping around the darkest crevices of Russia’s neo-Nazi underground, they are determined to find the killers.
Three sons as three queens portraying their three mothers - reveal the various facets of their lives in a critical-comic-documentary which exposes the tensions between drag performance and real life.
Winner of the World Cinema Audience Award at Sundance. Jan, a barmaid in a small mining village in Wales, hatches a crazy plan to breed a racehorse. Together with a group of friends, she takes on the exclusive “sport of kings”.
An intimate view of two lawyers, one representing the government, and the other representing the opposition, forced to work together to write Zimbabwe’s new constitution. The vast differences in their conduct reflect the bloody rift in the country itself, a rift the future constitution strives to heal.
Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning
Photographer Dorothea Lange was one of the first artists to give a face and a voice to marginalized America, crushed by the Great Depression. She was selecting works for a retrospective exhibition, just days before she died, when her documentarian granddaughter attempted to uncover what motivated Lange's work.
Armed drones have transformed modern warfare into a kind of video game. With a single click, young men and women can fire rockets and take out thousands of human targets halfway around the globe. This bold film combines rare footage of the devastation drones cause, chilling confessions from their operators, and a glimpse into the troubling moral dilemmas drone warfare poses to modern society.
Michael Paul Smith built the miniature city of Elgin Park as a refuge from his difficult life. To his amazement, millions found his strange utopia appealing.
Etched in My Body
Shuly Barzilay’s story is incredible. Captivated by charismatic patriarch Goel Ratzon, she became his right-hand woman, financially supporting him and fulfilling his every whim. She even convinced her three daughters to become his wives.
Etoile is an 11-year-old Jewish girl who lives with her family and her dog Rex in Casablanca. In the 1960s, following the kidnapping of Jewish girls from their neighborhood, the family decides to leave Morocco.
Thirty years ago, the divorce of a woman who went on to become a renowned author, and her husband, an esteemed rabbi, shook the religious city of Bnai Barak and affected the lives of their seven children.
Hip Hop proved to America that you don't have to sound, move, or even look like a supermodel to make it big in the fashion world. Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Nas Jones and others tell the story of a fashion revolution that grew out of the protest music of inner city streets.
Young ultra-Orthodox Yehuda decides to cut his sidelocks - the last remaining symbol still connecting him to his religious past.
Giovanni and the Water Ballet
Will ten-year-old Giovanni fulfill his dream and become the first male to compete in the Dutch Synchronized Swimming Championships? His girlfriend is convinced that he's crazy enough to prove to the world that boys can do it too.
This is a rare cinematic document showing the Hilltop Youth at Gilad Farm, one of the most radical Jewish outposts in the West Bank. With the threat of evacuation hanging over their heads, they confront Israel's government, its security forces, and the Palestinians, and pose a rebellious, sometimes violent and lawless challenge to their foes, driven by an uncompromising ideology.
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Director Alex Gibney dives deep into one of the most controversial and secretive religions in the world - Scientology, exploring what members of the church are willing to do in the name of religion.
Heaven Adores You
When the successful and highly acclaimed musician Elliott Smith was found dead at the age of 34, no one who knew him was really surprised. His musical legacy reveals the emotional hardships that this popular, charismatic man tried to hide, masking his anguish with heavy drug use.
The last thing that the members of a seniors’ club in New Zealand ever dreamed they’d be doing was getting on stage in Las Vegas to take part in an international hip hop competition. But as one 94-year-old dancer explains, “Since I’ve become a hip hopper, it’s kept me off the streets, looking for fun.”
David Hockney still seems like a passionate youngster. The 77-year-old acclaimed artist never ceases to create, exploring new perspectives on reality. Personal archive material and candid conversations create a loving portrait.
With his tailored suit and expensive shoes, Mark passes easily for a successful American. But this former model, now working as a fashion photographer, is also homeless. After spending the evening at glamorous parties, he goes home to sleep on a New York rooftop, exposed to the wind and rain, hoping he never runs into an acquaintance and has his secret revealed.
How to Change the World
Greenpeace might be a huge international organization, but its early days were humble: a group of friends, determined to protests against US nuclear tests, managed to change the way we regard life on this planet.
How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock in Normandy
Back in the 1960s, Richard Leacock changed the face of documentary film. While cooking dinner for friend and fellow filmmaker Les Blank, he tries to unravel the secret behind what makes a film riveting.
Keep On Keepin' On
This award-winning film about the deep friendship between trumpet legend Clark Terry, 93 (who taught such musical icons as Miles Davis and Quincy Jones), and his blind student, a 23-year-old pianist. The love they share for each other and for music allows them both to cling to life.
Live Fast Draw Yung
Yung Lenox is a seven-year-old white kid with glasses. He is also a superstar in the American rap scene. He draws portraits of famous rappers, and they ask him for his autograph at the opening of his "one-boy show".
Look at Us Now, Mother!
It takes candor, humor, and a whole lot of courage for Gayle Kirschenbaum and her mother Mildred to overcome the tense relationship that lasted a lifetime. They go on a trip to India, sign up for the same dating site, and even take part in couples' therapy together.
Marrying an Ice Cream Factory
A handsome, poor orphan marries into the Strauss empire. His son embarks on a personal journey to his parents' very different worlds. Looking at his family through a camera, he reshapes his memories.
Matti Caspi - Confession
What lies behind the mask that Matti Caspi wears? This film confessional is the story of a gifted child with polio, raised on a kibbutz by an unloving family. It tells of his rise to stardom in a military ensemble, a string of hits, fame, and fortune, followed by a downward spiral to despair and a slow return to center stage.
Mazal Means Luck
The unique and emotionally-charged story of the director's family. She was raised by her grandparents alongside her parents - both of whom have disabilities.
Mend and Make Do
The life story of an elderly English woman is told in her own voice. On screen, a mélange of stunning animation techniques breathe life into even the most humdrum of objects, bringing us the loves, heartbreaks, and humor of an entire generation.
Merchants of Doubt
Facts and researched data are not always necessary. Instead, it's enough to spread doubt and confusion. Perhaps global warming is not man-made? Spin doctors at the service of polluting industries plant these doubts in the public mind.
This stunningly beautiful road trip strives to understand the many aspects of the monsoon. Almost godlike in its power, the monsoon creates India but also destroys it. It sweeps away people villages alike but is also a source of life and rebirth, sustaining India's billion-strong population.
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
How did James Brown go from being a poor shoeshine boy, who had to steal to eat, to a successful musician and multimillionaire, a hero to many and a civil rights icon? How did he become the man whose music and ideas still resonate across the United States?
My Big Fat Cancer Wedding
While preparing for their wedding, Sivan Mor Goldman, a 29-year-old film director, and her fiancé Ronen discover that Sivan has a cancerous mass in her breast. With the help of a camera, family and good friends, they embark on a difficult and emotional journey, filled with challenges that they meet with humor and optimism.
My Love, Don’t Cross That River
After 76 years of marriage, an elderly Korean couple still shares a deep intimacy, full of concern and loving gestures. This stunning film follows them in the last months before their inevitable parting, which they believe will only be temporary.
Of the Unknown
Right next to the luxurious skyscrapers that Hong Kong's millionaires call home live the most indigent people, cooped up in miserable cages. Does any of them ever dare to dream of freedom?
Once Upon a Time There Was a King
Nissim Aloni was a king of the Hebrew theater. The playwright and director brought magic, balloons, fireworks and imagination to the stage. But in a populist and mundane reality, Aloni was left a king without a country - without an audience, without critics, without theater managers to share his dreams.
Over the Years
Life goes on and the employees of a small Austrian textile factory that shuts down spend ten years trying to find a new routine, a new life. We meet them again every year, surprised to find that, after all, life is full of surprises.
Pepe Mujica - Lessons from the Flowerbed
Pepe Mujica, the poorest president in the world and a very out-of-the-ordinary politician, still drives his old VW Beetle and donates 70% of his earning to the public. Mujica, known for having led Uruguay to become the first country in the world to fully legalize cannabis, is humble, generous and amazingly liberal .
The world never came to their aid, even after Bashar al-Assad crossed every imaginable red line. This forced young Syrians to learn how to sneak across borders in order to smuggle back food and drugs, all the while trying to make the world aware of the horrors taking place in their country.
Remake, Remix, Rip-Off
"Tarzan in Istanbul", "The Izmir Exorcist" and "Islamic Rambo" were among the thousands of films the Turkish industry produced in a "cut and paste" method during the 1960s and '70s. In the 60s/70s Turkey was home to one of the world's biggest film industries. Soon the filmmakers ran out of topics and they began copying movies from all over the world. Name any Western hit film, there's a Turkish version to it.
A Sundance Film Festival winning documentary on young rural Americans living in poverty. Three heartbreakinly charismatic boys struggle to survive in a nearly deserted small town. Despite the poverty, neglect and daily strife, they never loose their ability to love, dream, hope and make us laugh.
Sam Klemke's Time Machine
Sam Klemke, "a sensitive yet self-aware bum", records every minutia of his life. Now in his fifties, he examines the odd, painful and very funny collection of endless reels in his archive and offers an alternative summery of human existence.
Saving Uncle Jacob
Sivan recruits his family of addicted smokers for a joint-quitting attempt in an effort to save his Uncle Jacob's life. An addictive, tragic-comic tale of the search for the last cigarette.
Seymour: An Introduction
Seymour Bernstein, a talented pianist, retired from the concert circuit at the height of a successful international career, in order to devote himself to teaching music. He sees this as his true calling and true artistic identity. It makes the world a brighter, more enjoyable place.
Shores of Light (Salento 1945-7)
Three women born in Southern Italy to parents who survived the Holocaust search for traces of the fascinating story of thousands of Jewish refugees, who found extraordinary warmth and empathy in southern tip of Italy.
Some Kind Of Love
After spending all their adult lives on what seems like different planets, an elderly brother and sister move in together and share a decaying family mansion. The camera exposes the tension and anger that exists between the two, but also a very touching kind of love.
"My name is Nicky. I'm poor, but who cares? They won't break me!" A Dutch girl growing up in a poor family tries to understand why some people see a difference between her and children who have money.
Every flat in the Superjednostka, the "housing machine" - a huge building in Katowice, Poland - hides a different personal story. To an outsider, the 3000 tenants seem like the screws and springs that operate this apparatus.
For 60 years, a group of friends has made a point of meeting once a month for tea, refreshments, and close and open conversation. This is an intimate film about elderly Chilean women who wisely created and maintained their own loving environment, a forum through which they can deal with life and death.
The 100 Years Show
At 100, Carmen Herrera is still painting, just as she has been doing for the past 70 years. After finally being "discovered", collectors and museums now bid for her work. "Success" She smiles and says, "means I can hire carers instead of going to a nursing home".
The Act of Killing
A chilling, original film that makes a strange request of the war criminals who took part in Indonesia's military coup. They are asked to play themselves and their victims in dramatic cinematic recreations of the atrocities they committed half a century ago.
The Awakener: The Story of YH Brenner
The murder, life and work of mysterious author Y.H. Brenner, the sharp critic of his generation, a man of ambiguous sexuality who had all the features of a angry prophet. This film tells his story through animated sequences, conversations with his fans and researchers, selections from his work, and period stills.
The Bentwich Syndrome
The saga of a restless and relentless Anglo-Jewish Family, which according to the founders of the dynasty served as God's gift to Zionism and enlightened Judaism, is exposed by the director, a member of the family himself, from an alternative, implausible and humorous angle.
The Chimpanzee Complex
It's easy to identify with the chimpanzees at a specialized rescue center in the Netherlands, who arrive there after lives spent in research labs and private homes. The emotional complexity they show is almost human. Now, a team of dedicated caregivers is trying to teach these primates, who grew up among humans, to discover their inner animal.
The Fencing Champion
Ruben, a gifted fencer at ten, is trying to find the inner strength he needs to compete internationally. Meanwhile, he's caught in an equally intense battle between childhood and adolescence.
The Infinite Happiness
A bizarre-looking building on the outskirts of Copenhagen is home to 500 people. Some of them love it and even write poems about it, while others just want to escape. This sweet and sour collection of personal stories focuses on the daily lives of ordinary people living in a very unusual building.
The Kid Stays in the Picture
Hollywood super-producer Robert Evans tells the riveting story of his tumultuous life and invites the audience on a tour of his great loves, greater successes and his grand failures, which included the highs of winning an Oscar and the lows of having himself committed. This is the story of a talented man, who insisted on remaining in the picture... in the pictures.
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness
Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki is creating what might be his last animation film. He manages the legendary Studio Ghibli in unorthodox ways, as a kingdom of dedication, humor and creativity.
The Land of Many Palaces
Ordos is a vast, ultra-modern metropolis, built by the Chinese government. It is being populated by millions of farmers who have have been relocated there. Now they find the food they once grew in the frozen food section of the supermarket, and attend government-sponsored courses on how to use a toilet, or why one should never smoke or spit in public.
The Look of Silence
Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to "The Act of Killing". Adi, an optometrist, whose older brother was murdered in the 1965 Indonesian genocide, decides to speak up and make his brother's killers look him in the eye.
The Russian Woodpecker
It's been 29 years since the meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. As the current war approaches, Ukrainian artist Fedor Alexandrovich, who experienced the radiation as a young boy, is determined to find out what caused the disaster, and how it is connected to a strange antenna built near by, which may have been intended as some futuristic weapon.
Despite the team's best intentions, every night they go through the same ritual: choosing the few homeless people to be admitted into the shelter, while the others are left to sleep rough in the bitter cold.
"The Visit" documents an event that has never taken place: mankind's first encounter with intelligent life from another world. The rest is real: scientists, government agencies and theologians describe their rehearsed reaction to a future visit.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. The Angulo children spent their entire childhood imprisoned by their father in a rundown apartment in Manhattan. They learned about the outside world from watching movies, and that was what encouraged them to finally break out and discover their own identities.
At age 35, Susan learns that she was born Intersex, with both male and female reproductive organs. Her identity is shattered by the revelation, and she is forced to rediscover herself.
Time and Place, a Talk with My Mom
A few photos, that's all that was left of the stormy family life at Martijn Veldhoen's house: a philandering, narcissistic father and a mother who was to raise her four children by herself. He reconstructs their story using spectacular visual techniques.
Toto and His Sisters
Their mother is in jail and their uncles have turned their apartment into a drug den. Now Toto and his sisters struggle to survive on their own in a rundown Bucharest slum. The world may be harsh, but somehow they manage to find joy in it and even to dream of bigger things.
Twilight of a Life
Sylvain Biegeleisen's mother is 95, but in her thoughts she is still 20 - laughing, smoking, singing and kissing. In these heartwarming conversations between the director and his mother, even the inevitable subject of a final farewell is full of humor and love.
Victoria and I, her only son, examine our current and prospective position within the Holy Land of our times.