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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The story of an extraordinary friendship between a man and a dog in the Comoro Islands, amid stark rocks, under a magnificent sky.
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.
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.
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.
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 edgy and strikingly beautiful animated short perfectly captures a woman’s turbulent struggle with her body image.
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.
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.
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.
Time and Tide
A seemingly still stretch of beach is revealed as a space teeming with action in a beautiful, soul-stirring cinematic poem.
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.
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.
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.