All Films, Alphabetically
‘Now something is slowly changing’
Everyone is looking for meaning and personal growth. To find it, some climb trees or whisper to horses, some roll around with pigs in the hay, others scream their lungs out in role-play sessions. The camera captures them all in a fascinating and surprising anthropological compilation.
Emmanuel was nine-years-old when he got his video camera. Through his eyes, his family’s life was a source of infinite love, even in a neighborhood struggling with drugs and violence. His family documented their lives for 20 years, creating a candid, intimate, and heartwarming portrait.
2001 Sparks in the Dark
The year is 1968. Stanley Kubrick has just completed and released 2001: A Space Odyssey. Recreated in animation, he talks about life, the universe, and everything.
21 Days Inside
The 21 days of detention and interrogation of a Bedouin woman accused of murdering her own son.
A Whore Like Me
Twenty years ago Chile was kidnapped from Hungary by a group of Israelis traffickers and was forced to work as a prostitute. Now she goes to look for her kidnappers. After she returns to hell, will she be able to leave again?
Absence of Me
Alfredo Zitarrosa—a celebrated musician, a political activist, and the symbol of Uruguay’s struggle against military dictatorship—had been forced into exile for many years. The materials he left behind bring to light the heavy price paid by artists who refuse to stifle their protest.
Accused #2: Walter Sisulu
The sound archives of the Rivonia trial, in 1963 and 1964, allow us to relive the five days of interrogation of accused #2 Walter Sisulu in a gripping confrontation with an overtly racist prosecutor.
Lea Tsemel defends Palestinians. As an Israeli lawyer who has represented political prisoners for five decades, Tsemel, in her quest for justice, pushes the praxis of a human rights defender to its limits.
The films of traveler-writer and documentarian René Gardi show Africa as a magical paradise populated by naïve naked savages. Crafted from footage found in his archive, the film exposes the way these images were staged and designed to support Europe’s selective view of African people.
Right after he is born, Ailo the reindeer sets out on a long, arduous journey across Lapland. In the white frozen expanses, he meets wild animals and learns to stand up on his own, without mother’s help. The camera follows him closely—breathtakingly so.
Ravit spends her whole life caring for the homeless and volunteering to hug abandoned babies. Nearing age 50 she decides that she too wants to be on loves receiving end, but that may prove a lot harder to find.
Aretha Franklin recorded her album Amazing Grace in just two days. Sydney Pollack documented the live recording, but his film had waited 46 years for its premiere. Now, the wait is over. Mesmerizing and verging on the ecstatic, Franklin is everything you might expect of the greatest gospel singer of all time.
Crumbling works of art discovered in an attic reveal the tragic relationship between the father of Israeli art, Boris Schatz, and his secret daughter Angelica.
Animus Animalis (a story about People, Animals and Things)
The community of hunters and taxidermists living in the snowy forests of Lithuania skirts the boundary between life and death. The hunted animals are preserved in a complicated process, after which they are reincarnated, gaining a new, near-mystical existence.
The historic space voyage of Apollo 11 and the first moon landing were meticulously documented by NASA and the astronauts themselves. This film is crafted from incredible images that spent 50 years waiting in the archives and have never been seen on the big screen.
Water—vast, beautiful, terrible—is the star of this new film by acclaimed Russian director Victor Kossakovsky. He sets out on a breathtaking journey between waterfalls, icebergs, storms, and rivers, taking the viewers along with him on a deep and viscerally thrilling journey.
Architecture of Infinity
How do architects and artists create structures that make us experience infinity, force us to look inward and show us entirely new spaces? Director Christoph Schaub tries to unlock the secrets of chapels and artworks in a film that delivers an extraordinary multi-sensory experience.
Ashe emerged as an elite athlete who parlayed his fame as the first black man to win the US Open tennis championship into a lifetime devoted to fighting injustice.
Best Unkept Secret
A 15-year-long journey follows the volatile life of the extreme right’s prince, who discovers a secret during one of his many arrests. His disparity leads him to confront the rumors that have haunted his family.
Beyond the Visible - Hilma af Klint
Hilma af Klint was the true pioneer of abstract art. In 1901, the world was not ready to recognize a Swedish female artist who got her inspiration from extra-dimensional voices. Recently exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, her mesmerizing paintings revolutionized the history of modern art.
The Biggest Little Farm
John and Molly, two successful hardcore city dwellers, leave LA to build an organic farm with hundreds of plant and animal species. After a lot of sweat and tears (some of them happy), they develop a farm that does more than sustaining the environment—it improves it.
The dizzying complexity of life in Jamaica is shown in this film using a sensual whirlwind of events, people, sounds, tastes, and colors. Past and present, personal and political, life at rock bottom and spiritual transcendence—all come together in one beautiful and unforgettable story.
The Border Fence
What lies behind Austria’s dramatic decision to erect a border fence at the heart of borderless Europe? Nikolaus Geyrhalter examines the impact of the soon-to-be-raised 300-meter fence on the locals, not all of whom succumb to the pervasive fear of refugees.
Having left the White House, Steve Bannon, formerly Trump’s right-hand man, looks to reassert his influence on US and world politics. Surprisingly, at very close range, he appears much weaker than the persona he has created for himself in the media.
A butoh dancer is building himself a house. Working alone with no plan to guide him, he lets his body and spirit lead the construction project.
This riveting and sophisticated tapestry of rare, never-before-screened footage tells the story of the Camorra, a Neapolitan crime syndicate that had grown into a powerful socio-economic force. The scenery, music and characters all come together in a documentary with the feel of a dark fable.
Central Airport THF
Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport has been through many a transformation over the years, but the decision to use it for housing Syrian refugees is the most humane of them all. Director Karim Aïnouz takes a close look at this historic structure and the dreams of the young people that pass through it on their way to a new life.
Charleroi, The land of 60 Mountains
Director Guy-Marc Hinant walks the streets of his Belgian hometown of Charleroi, turning it upside down, as he looks at it from unexpected angles. He unravels its present, following the fine threads to find the dreams, people, and compelling stories of a glorious past.
Yehoshua Elitzur, a settler convicted of killing a Palestinian, has disappeared before being sentenced. Shay Fogelman tries to track him down for five years, all over the world, uncovering his escape route - and the mysterious personality of the escaped convict.
The opulent cinema palace that once hosted Brazil’s glamorous film festival has since been abandoned, the stars of the silver screen replaced by thousands of squatters from all over the world. In an acting workshop, they merge iconic movie scenes with their own life stories. The resulting drama is surprising and powerful.
Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Nearly 60 years after UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld was killed in a plane crash in Zambia, director Mads Brügger sets out to investigate the suspicions that the crash was no accident. To his astonishment, he uncovers a much darker affair. Could this be just a conspiracy theory, despite the evidence?
Comrade Dov is a touching, thought-provoking portrayal of Dov Khenin – a unique kind of politician who stubbornly holds on to his beliefs even as reality deals him one cruel blow after another.
The directors, a secular Jewish woman and a secular Muslim man, examine the way religions define and confine our spaces—from without and from within.
A peek down the corridors of a Jerusalem funeral home. This rare look at an unknown territory follows one cadaver as it arrives at the funeral home, and the rituals that ensue.
Underneath Mexico’s mesmerizing social and geographical landscape, lies great darkness: women that were systematically murdered for years, as the authorities did nothing. Director Julien Elie puts the pieces together with the patient precision of an archaeologist solving a crime while trying to understand a culture and its people.
David Crosby: Remember My Name
David Crosby’s exciting comeback was a surprise to no one but himself. The man who stood on stage with Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and many others goes on tour again at 77. The story of his life is also the story of a tumultuous time in US history, both musically and politically.
Delphine and Carole
Acclaimed actress Delphine Seyrig (Jeanne Dielman) and director Carole Roussopoulos took up the mantle of activism to make feminist films. Their work is daring, bold, funny, and very subversive.
The Disappearance of my Mother
Benedetta Barzini was a celebrated supermodel and actress, as well as the mother of the director, who has been filming her incessantly since childhood. At 76, when she announces that she wants to “disappear”, he casts her, almost against her will, in the lead role of the his personal film.
The story of an extraordinary friendship between a man and a dog in the Comoro Islands, amid stark rocks, under a magnificent sky.
Dreams of the Jaguar's Daughter
A surreal VR documentary where Achik', the spirit of a young Mayan immigrant, guides the viewer through her memories of an arduous journey north.
Climate change threatens a Colombian fishing village, and Dulce’s mother must teach her to swim.
Acclaimed documentarist Nikolaus Geyrhalter visits seven sites around the world where massive infrastructure works are carried out and shows us the alien planet we create when we reshape the earth.
10 years after leaving religion and the ultra-orthodox lifestyle, Arale returns to his home town, searching for his uncle who was kidnapped from a hospital bed in early 1950's Israel.
This edgy and strikingly beautiful animated short perfectly captures a woman’s turbulent struggle with her body image.
The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On
A volatile, relentless political activist is determined to track down soldiers who served with him in the Japanese Emperor’s army during World War II. His goal: to hold them responsible for murdering and, shockingly, cannibalizing their fellow men. He will not hesitate to use violence to right the wrongs and bring the truth to light.
Extreme Private Eros Love Song 1974
A tell-all account of the turbulent relationship between the filmmaker and his ex-wife, a radical feminist whose provocative lifestyle defied the norms of Japanese society. It is an unconventional and creative journal, often compared to the experimental avant-garde films of Jonas Mekas.
The Ghost of Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers wrote, starred in and stubbornly back-seat-directed a bizarre pirate comedy that, though finished, was never screened. Now, for the first time ever, director Peter Medak reveals the truth about the wackiest, funniest, most nerve-racking project of his life.
Gods of Molenbeek
Aatos and Amine are best friends growing up in an infamous immigrant neighborhood in Brussels. The adults around them talk about God, but the children do not understand how there can be only one. In their games, God is a kind of superhero.
The eventful story of Golda Meir's term as Prime Minister of Israel – from her surprising rise to power and iconic international stature as “queen of the Jewish people”, to her tragic and lonely demise.
Yokota Hiroshi has severe cerebral palsy and must fight for his right to be different. Proudly, he crawls through the streets, stark naked, refusing to be seen as a victim. This controversial film defied the rules, broke taboos—and changed them.
The Great Buster
Peter Bogdanovich’s film tells the life story of Buster Keaton, the genius comedian and star of the silent film era, using wonderful scenes from his films and inspiring anecdotes from the filmmakers who idolized him, like Mel Brooks, Quentin Tarantino, and Werner Herzog.
The Satanic Temple is a young religious movement, and all its members are complete atheists. They boldly use the most provocative rituals and symbols imaginable to protest against the alt-right and the erosion of religious freedom in the US, and they do it with humor, flair, and fire.
The protagonist of this film is the reclusive, introspective Ukrainian-Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector. What she said an interview in 1977 is still very pertinent today. Her words correspond to a feeling of ‘in-betweenness’ and resonate deeply with the filmmaker.
The Hidden City
A remarkable visual journey to the center of the earth, to the boiling, quivering, rumbling bowels of the big city. At times, it seems these sounds, colors, people, animals, and machines are from another planet, but they are the living, breathing machine without which no city can function.
Hatidze Muratova climbs the staggering mountains of Macedonia to extract honey from the bee colonies hidden away high up in the crevices. When a family of nomads shows up at her doorstep, they threaten her livelihood but also ease her loneliness. The film won a special award at Sundance for its exceptional cinematography.
A reconstructed mystery spanning eastern and western Jerusalem, about a young woman who sets out to find and bring home her dearest friend.
John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky
The process behind Lennon’s iconic album Imagine was long and complex. In this never-before-screened footage, John and Yoko can be seen up-close—two dreamers, deep in the harmony of creative collaboration. They are romantic, funny, political, and exceptionally talented.
A brave, tender portrait of Junha, an 11-year-old autistic boy, and the people around him, who slowly learn to understand his special world. The viewers get to experience this world themselves, thanks to the film’s unique multi-sensory approach to cinematic expression.
A group of Orthodox Jewish women arrive at the “Kosher Beach” in Tel Aviv from their closed-off community. Here they can be free. When the beach is facing a shut-down, the heroines are afraid to lose their island of freedom.
Le Grand Bal
The thousands who attend the annual folk dance festival in France slowly lose their inhibitions, dancing day and night, with hardly any rest. Within this musical ecstasy, we find different characters, each dancing to find something else, something deeply personal.
The Leap: Inside Architect Dorte Mandrup's Mind
Travel to UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Icefjord, Greenland and The Wadden, Denmark to experience how architecture is shaped by unique landscapes. Step inside acclaimed architect Mandrup's universe to discover how aesthetics, functionality and sustainability are woven closely together.
"Leftover Women" is how the Chinese describe educated women in their mid-20s who are still single. With extraordinary access, the film follows three remarkable women searching for Mr. Right before society deems them Shengnu.
She was admired and beautiful, but only few knew her during her lifetime. She was the first to write of Levantine and Mizrachi identities as no one before. A journey in the footsteps of the Levantine thinker Jacqueline Kahanoff. The 14th film of the "Hebrews" series.
Lightplay: Black, White, Gray
An abstract film by László Moholy-Nagy, who dedicated most of his teaching years at the Bauhaus School to the study of light and its movement through space.
The Likes and Dislikes of Marj Bagley
Grandma Marj had her beloved armchair and her habits. She hated roses, birds, and her younger brother. Was she happy?
A close look at the life of a family living in a small apartment in Nazareth Illit. Each character has a dream, a longing. A poetic and sensitive testimony of a little world.
Football and Chola, two incredibly human stray dogs, spend their days tailing skaters in a park in Santiago, Chile. The proximity to the dogs changes the people who frequent the park, and they find themselves able to open up and share their stories in a tender film that captures the unique atmosphere of the place.
In 1989, when Tracy Edwards decided to be the skipper of an all-female sailing crew in a tough round-the-world yacht race, the other competitors laughed. But the Maiden crew proved to the world that they could do it. Their story is interspersed with breathtaking footage shot from their yacht as they fought to stay afloat amid raging storms.
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love is a beautiful yet tragic love story between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. Their love began on the idyllic Greek island of Hydra in 1960 as part of a bohemian community of foreign artists, writers, and musicians. The film follows their relationship from the early days on Hydra, a humble time of ‘free love’ and open marriage, to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician.
At 87, Mikhail Gorbachev still radiates the magnetism that made him into the Soviet leader most beloved by the West. Werner Herzog asks him loaded questions—both personal and political—in an encounter between two giants that strays far from any notion of an ordinary interview.
When Afghan filmmaker Hassan Fazili fled his home amid Taliban death threats, he, his wife and their two little girls found themselves on a dangerous quest for freedom. The parents and children chronicled their journey using smartphone cameras, creating a remarkably intimate home movie filled with love, laughter, and hope.
Mike Wallace Is Here
An extraordinary, witty, funny, and candid portrait of Mike Wallace, the newsman who invented uncompromising television interviews. Chock-full of Wallace’s interviews with influential figures, as well as interviews he has given over the years, this film holds a fascinating mirror to today’s journalism.
Minding the Gap
Countless hours on their skateboards helped Zack, Keire, and Bing Liu find refuge from their violent, despondent homes. This is a touchingly candid, award-winning and Oscar-nominated film about a friendship between men, and its permutations over time.
When they were young, legendary surfer Kelly Slater and his friends lived in a beach house in Hawaii, right across from one of the world’s most dangerous wave-breakers. Together, they brought the sport of surfing to new heights. The story of their deep and unique friendship is intercut with gorgeously shot footage of their incredible surfing feats, then and now.
Frederick Wiseman, master of observation, dedicates his 44th film to Monrovia, Indiana—a small, green, clean, and very conservative town. He creates a deep, intricate portrait of a place and people rarely featured on screen.
A 90-year-old inventor and visionary who migrates to a desert town dreams of building a colorful monument to the victory of the Red Army against the Nazis.
The Most Beautiful Campus in Africa
In his film The Most Beautiful Campus in Africa, architect and architectural historian Zvi Efrat documents and explores the planning and design of the University of Ife campus in Nigeria, by the Israeli architect trained at Bauhaus, Arieh Sharon.
Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s farewell to his homeland, Africa, is a lyrical and visual lament of an artist enraged and estranged, yet still bound to his homeland with fetters of love. This intimate film will speak to the heart of anyone who has ever felt the pain of goodbye.
The inspiring story of Lea Gottlieb, founder of the legendary Gottex swimwear label and its head designer - her Holocaust survival, ascent to worldwide success and the passion for which she paid a heavy price.
Unable to accept her slow and meaningless death, Hiam (85), a hopelessly devoted housewife and mother - resorts to unexpected encounters with her past and a gradual flirt with death, which lead her to look for light in a world that she so detests.
Mystify: Michael Hutchence
The most charismatic Aussie rock star in history, lead singer of INXS Michael Hutchence, was only 38 when he died. His friends and lovers tell his turbulent life story, intercut with rare footage of his performances and previously unheard recordings.
Presented from the unconventional viewpoint of a Namibian immigrant, these hidden treasures from the Finnish archives reveal the connection between two countries that seemingly could not be farther apart.
Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy
Diana Kennedy fell in love with Mexican cuisine fifty years ago. At 95, she is still in Mexico, tasting new flavors, exploring, cooking, and teaching countless visitors—all with the same gusto. In her eco-house, she reveals a vibrant, delectable world of flavors and culture.
Rudolf Nureyev’s talent and charisma drove audiences out of their minds and revolutionized the world of ballet. His multilayered, magnetic personality is exposed in a film bursting with clips from his greatest performances, topped with previously unseen footage of him on stage and during rehearsals.
An experimental film that deals with anxiety disorder passing from generation to generation; from a father who fought in the Yom Kippur War, to his daughter.
On the water
At first glance, life on the water in Sisak, Croatia, where three rivers converge amid lush greenery, seems to be a perfect model of serenity. But the locals’ disturbing and touching stories paint a different picture, revealing the complexity of living in a town haunted by its memories.
Once Upon a Boy
How do you tell a child born with CP that his dream of being as healthy as his twin brother will never materialize? Charismatic Ron and his inspirational family reveal strength in their everyday experiences.
Open Your Mouth
Omar, Yazan and Muhammad are 12-year-olds living in Lod. When Ella, an ex-Russian, starts a choir in their school, a new and fantastic world opens to them, offering an escape from the shattered reality around.
What remains of the spirit of rebellion that brought about the 1968 Paris riots? Is any of it still relevant today? Director Jean-Gabriel Périot (German Youth) reenacts scenes from those defiant days with a group of film students and discovers that young millennials do not believe they can change the world.
In a luxurious furniture store in the small town of Weimar, human beings are trying out Bauhaus chairs. In-between customers, signs of life re-emerge from the past.
Picture of His Life
World-renowned photographer Amos Nachoum has captured countless shots of the world’s biggest predators. As his career nears its end, he makes a final attempt to swim with a polar bear, in search of personal redemption.
When Luis Barragán, Mexico’s most acclaimed architect, whose work had been described as architectural poetry, passed away, a Swiss corporation bought his professional archive and made it inaccessible to the public. The film's director makes a daring, outrageous proposal in an attempt to return these monumental works of art to Mexico.
Vladimir Putin had planned (and achieved) absolute control of his country from the moment he ascended to the presidency. Vitaly Mansky (Under the Sun), who followed him very closely throughout his first year in office, shows us the Russian President’s vulnerable, loaded, and intimate moments. This is Putin as never before seen on screen.
The Rabbi from Hezbollah
Who would believe that Avraham Sinai, an ultra-Orthodox Jew living in Israel, is Ibrahim Yassin - one of Israel's top international agents and spies - a Lebanese Muslim with an inconceivable and turbulent association to Hezbollah.
Four survivors of the massacre that took place on the picturesque Norwegian island of Utøya reconstruct the events in an unusual way: they direct teenagers who portray them and tell their story on their behalf. The safe environment allows the survivors to cope with repressed memories.
The film Resonance reflects on the human voice by observing private lessons of three prominent voice teachers throughout a whole semester.
Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records
When the Jamaican immigrants came, Britain did anything but welcome them with open arms, but they found their place in it nonetheless, with the help of Ska and Reggae. Music label Trojan Records was their instrument of change, and with it, they brought about a cultural revolution that swept through the British mainstream.
Thousands of young people in Ghana make a living running sophisticated scams on western white men who look for love online. They pose as women, have lewd conversations in high-pitched voices with their victims, and then ask for money. The local voodoo priests approve of the endeavor, contributing to its success with ancient rituals and blessings.
Sea of Shadows
An ecological thriller that follows undercover investigators and activists as they wage war on the drug cartels that threaten to poach the animals in the Gulf of California to extinction. The film features rare footage of the Vaquita, aquatic mammals thought by the locals to be the stuff of myth.
Armed with smartphone cameras, the friends of a 16-year-old boy who was shot by a policeman document their experience of living in Naples’ violent slums. Hidden underneath their tough exterior is the fragile, tender world of adolescent boys, dreaming big and desperately holding on to their love for each other.
The untold story of the greatest Israeli talent, Shaike Ophir, a man with a thousand faces who wanted so much to be loved, and who succeeded in reaching the top. For this, he paid a heavy personal and familial price.
A new digital restoration of Ross McElwee’s celebrated film, winner of Sundance 1987. An attempt to follow the trail of General Sherman’s conquest of the South gradually shifts into a personal film about the quest for love, and a deep, fascinating portrayal of the American South.
A coming-of-age film documenting Shira Tama, a 12-year-old girl living in the Amona settlement, who is fighting the battle of her life to save her home.
Shooting the Mafia
Letizia Battaglia was the first photographer to document the brutality of the Sicilian mafia and the terror of living under their thumb in her hometown of Palermo. Her photographs, still as powerful as the day they were shot, are shown alongside her memories and her unorthodox personal life, in a film that, at times, seems too blood-chilling to be a documentary.
The Silhouette of Braids
8mm films were discovered as the documentation of an amateur filmmaker, Varda's mother, who documented her life in the late 1960s. The films shed light on past memories mixed with the present, and on mother-daughter relationships
Three Argentinian sisters grew up in wealth and splendor, but a dark cloud loomed over their family. Using old home videos and their own memories, they try to piece together the great drama in their mother’s life. The unique, creative editing turns this personal chronicle into a universal story.
Suede: The Insatiable Ones
The intoxicating mix of brutal honesty, sexuality, darkness, and self-deprecating humor that makes up Suede's iconic songs is still here. Brett Anderson and his fellow band members reveal everything to the sound of rare recordings of one of the most original and intelligent Britpop bands in history.
The Ashram Children: I Am No Body, I Have No Body
For 20 years, Jonathan, the director, grew up in Jerusalem as well as in an Indian Ashram, with a Guru. 20 years later he sets out to understand the secret he had to keep, and find out what happened to the other Ashram children.
The Fine Dynasty
The story of an aging farmer struggling to preserve his and his ancestors’ life’s work – their fruit orchards – in a rapidly changing world that no longer needs or appreciates either his labor or its fruits.
The Little Things
Yudale loses faith while parting from his dying father, Rabbi Fruman. He documents him with a camera given to him by Michal, a film director and a mentor. When his father dies he sets out on a journey in search of a new path.
There are no Lions in Tel Aviv
The bittersweet story of a Rabbi who envisioned the Tel Aviv's zoo in the 1930s, and was then banished from it. A parable about a new city envisioned by dreamers, replaced by indifferent bureaucrats, later to be replaced by real-estate tigers.
They Shall Not Grow Old
One hundred years after World War I, Peter Jackson created a rare documentary. Footage of the war preserved in the British Imperial War Museum was remastered in color, edited, and paired with authentic recordings of soldiers. The result is a historic film with the look and feel of here and now.
Time and Tide
A seemingly still stretch of beach is revealed as a space teeming with action in a beautiful, soul-stirring cinematic poem.
The Times of Bill Cunningham
Bill Cunningham, the legendary New York Times photographer and fashion historian, shares his life story in his own words and photographs from his remarkable archive of over 3 million images.
Andrés Rodríguez, a soldier who fought to bring the communist revolution to Angola and Nicaragua, returned to Cuba long ago; but deep down he is still a commando, and he keeps training every day. The sound and camerawork paint an intimate character portrait of Rodríguez, and a universal portrait of the lone soldier, unable to return from the war.
Gabi Abudraham, a dreamy young man from Beit She'an with an obsession for Elvis and virtuoso musical abilities, creates an eccentric character named Charlie Megira and sets out on a rocky musical journey to conquer the world.
A teenage girl and her posse of boys try to hold on to fleeting moments of happiness throughout a magical year of adolescence. Life in a country unrecognized by the rest of the world is fertile ground for existential questions, but so are their raging hormones and fantasies. The beautiful cinematography adds a dream-like quality to their story.
Up the Mountain
Life and art converge when Chinese artist Shen Jianhua leaves the city to teach painting in a small mountain village. In a studio surrounded by landscapes that themselves look like masterpieces, the life he leads is as inspiring as the art he makes.
The Viewing Booth
Provocative in its cinematic simplicity, THE VIEWING BOOTH recounts an encounter between a filmmaker and a viewer, exploring the way meaning is attributed to non-fiction images in today’s day and age.
The Voice of Ahmad
The first ever Israeli documentary film to feature an Arab protagonist is revisited 50 years later by top graduates of the Sam Spiegel Film School.
Waiting for the Carnival
In the small Brazilian town of Toritama, most of the population makes a living making jeans. The cramped, noisy workshops fall silent only once a year, when everyone goes to the Carnaval. The workers sell all their property, and the town empties. When they return, the din resumes, as do their dreams of the next Carnaval.
Walking on Water
Having wrapped the Reichstag in cloth, filled a whole valley in Japan with umbrellas, and surrounded 11 islands in Miami with pink fabric, environmental artist Christo wanted to walk on water. “The Floating Piers”, his new ambitious project, kicked off in Italy, and tensions—both human and technical—ran high from day one.
We Were the Others
The hidden life of homosexuals in Israel in the 60s and 70s, when their sexual orientation was considered illegal and a mental illness, up until the first demonstration for the rights of the Gay community that took place in Tel Aviv in 1979.
We, People of Siemensstadt
Three characters produce a portrait of the Siemens workers' neighborhood in Berlin, which became an International Style reserve. Their stories of detachment reveal the transformation of the German working class family within the utopian habitat for which it was created.
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael
Legendary film critic Pauline Kael was loved by many and hated by some, but ignoring her influence was never an option. Her fascinating character is outlined and fleshed out using footage of her bohemian life, testimonies from directors such as Tarantino and Coppola, and passages from her diary, read by Sarah Jessica Parker.
When Tomatoes Met Wagner
A population of 33 and a field of tomatoes are all that is left of the Greek village of Elias, but a pair of entrepreneurs and a group of elderly women refuse to give up on it, determined to market their products and take the world by storm. This is a heart-warming, funny, bittersweet story about life outside of globalization.
Where's My Roy Cohn?
Trump’s mentor Roy Cohn was described by his acquaintances and even his relatives as a corrupt, cheating, depraved, evil, villainous man. The film follows his dramatic life and his attempts to shape US politics—the results of which are more visible today than when he was alive.
Woman is an archive film comprised of footage from approximately 200 films directed by women in Israel. This sweeping cinematic and musical journey celebrates a bold, wild femininity by creating one fictional, female character and accompanying her on a lifelong journey- from her years as a young girl, throughout adolescence, up until motherhood.
Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation
How did a hurriedly organized music festival become the symbol of a revolution and change the lives of millions? Fifty years later, it is time to step behind the scenes and meet the organizers and concertgoers who made Woodstock into a force of inspiration.
What would you do if you saw atrocities being committed in secret? For Chelsea—formerly known as Bradley—the answer was clear. She leaked hundreds of thousands of classified US Army documents and was sent to prison for espionage. After years behind bars, she continues to defy norms.