Andrey Tarkovsky. A Cinema Prayer

Renowned Russian filmmaker Andrey Tarkovsky takes the viewers on a tour of his masterpieces, featuring stories from his own life, as well as fictional and real-world places that shaped and inspired him. Made by Tarkovsky’s son, this film is a unique mix of archive footage and his father’s personal insights.

Aznavour by Charles

In 1948, ‪Edith Piaf‬ offered a Paillard-Bolex camera to ‪Charles Aznavour‬, the first he was to own and which would always be with him. It recorded everything. A few months before he died, he started working through the rushes of his films with Marc di Domenico. He then decided to make a film out of them, his film.

Be Water

When Bruce Lee passed away unexpectedly at 32, he had already climbed to the top of Hollywood’s heap, despite facing racism and discrimination every step of the way. His surprising life story is told through fantastic scenes from his films (both iconic and more obscure ones) and the memories of his friends and colleagues.

Billie

Hundreds of hours of raw and emotional interviews—research for Billy Holiday’s biography, which was never written—are unearthed 60 years after the famed singer’s death. Relatives, musicians, lovers, and even cops and pimps tell her story with brutal honesty.

Capturing Lee Miller

Lee Miller was not afraid to break the rules. The iconic model became a daring and original war reporter during World War II. Her family uncovered her many photographs and secrets only after her death.

Cunningham

A documentary about the legendary American choreographer, Merce Cunningham, created through weaving together his iconic works and never-before-seen archival treasures shot between 1942 and 1972 – an era of risk and discovery for Merce and his collaborators, composer John Cage and visual artist Robert Rauschenberg.

Four Mothers

A female-driven, grassroots protest movement takes on the military establishment and challenges the patriarchal society of Israel to stop a bloody war that has been raging for years.

Helmut Newton: the Bad and the Beautiful

Even though his fashion editorials were heavily influenced by 1930s German aesthetic, nobody could deny that Helmut Newton was a genius. His friends, colleagues, and the powerful women he photographed paint the portrait of this controversial photographer.

Honorable Men

The film tells the story of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's unexpected rise to power and his dramatic fall from grace, from the highest office in the land to Ward 10 at Maasiyahu Prison.

I'm in Love with Pippa Bacca

Italian feminist artist Pippa Bacca had a vision of hope. She wanted to send a message of peace and trust to war-ridden countries, and she picked a creative way to do it: hitchhiking in a wedding dress. But when she reached Turkey, her inspiring journey came to an abrupt, tragic end.

Lebanon - Borders of Blood

For decades Lebanon has been the epicenter of international unrest. Ongoing bloody wars have plagued the country from the mid-1970s and until today, disastrous decisions having shaped the destiny of millions. We will be screening the first two episodes.

Love It Was Not

The unbelievable and tragic love story of Helena, a young Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz, and Austrian SS officer Franz Wunsch.

Me VS The Pigeons

Everybody says I don't care about anything, but that's not true. I care about the pigeons.

Murder at Cinema North

The fates of a young criminal, a Jewish engineer, a German music teacher and a Jewish woman who has an affair with a Nazi intersect when a bullet is fired into a queue of people waiting to see a film.

Niko Poe'sie

"Life is secondary to the stage, there you make dreams come true", that's how the actor, the one who was called:"The forefather of fringe" in Israel, Niko Nitai, defined and lived his life.

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band

Robbie Robertson, lead guitarist and songwriter for The Band, now 76, reveals himself to be a captivating storyteller. In a film bursting with music, Robertson and his fellow musicians (from Dylan to Springsteen to Clapton) trace the winding career path of one of the most influential bands in the history of American Rock.

Rain in Her Eyes

The story of Dvora Omer, from the dark secrets of her childhood to her status as Israel’s ‘national’ author whose writing influenced generations of children. Her son, the filmmaker, revisits the events that shaped her life.

Raymonde El Bidaoia

Armed with a camera, Yael Abecassis followed her mother—legendary Moroccan singer Raymonde—in an attempt to understand and redefine their relationship. Transposed and transformed, Mother and daughter remain entwined, bound by guilt, admiration, pain, and above all—limitless love and music.

Rockfour: The Time Machine

Rockfour is one of the most significant rock bands in Israel in the past 30 years. A decade has gone by and a vulnerable Eli Lulai returns to the position of lead singer after an emotional turmoil that led him to quit the band in the midst of a tour in the USA.

Schocken, On the Verge of Consensus

Salman Schocken, King of Department Stores in Germany, bought "Haaretz" which survives on the verge of consensus in Israel. He supported S.Y. Agnon all his life and fought for a secular Jewish Renaissance.

State Funeral

Rare, carefully reconstructed archive footage gathered from hundreds of sources captures the bizarre happenings that surrounded the death and state funeral of Joseph Stalin. Director Sergey Loznitsa (Austerlitz) stitches these details together into a horrifyingly clear image of life in the Soviet Union.

The Cordillera of Dreams

Renowned Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán returns to his homeland for the first time, 46 years after fleeing because of the government’s persecution of liberals. In this beautiful and sober homesick lament, winner of the best documentary award at Cannes 2019, Guzmán asks what dreams will be allowed for the next generation of Chileans.

The Go-Go's

When they decided to form a band, they taught themselves to play their instruments and then wrote, composed and performed hits that took the world by storm. 40 years later, the Go-Go’s—the most successful all-female band in history—tell us all about it with ample humor and zero censorship.

The Promise

The Promise presents a rich collage of archival materials designed to explore how the personal and national are intertwined in major rituals of human life.

The Prophet and the Space Aliens

“The Prophet and The Space Aliens" follows Rael, who after an alleged encounter with extraterrestrials - that appointed him the "last prophet" - became the founder and leader of the world’s biggest UFO religion.

White Riot

In the late 1970s, back when music still had the power to change the world, young punk-heads and rock-heads took to the streets to protest against fascism, racism, and the xenophobia stirred up by politicians. This is how Rock against Racism was born. This is the movement’s story, featuring a lot of music and rare live recordings.

With Slight Steps

97-year-old Tirza Hodes, has been jetting between Israel and her home in Germany. A phone call to her grandson Guy, sets them on a journey following the loss of her "Israeli Dream".

Yiddish

Seven young people share their love for Yiddish avant-garde poetry written during the interwar period. For them, this poetry belongs not only to the Jewish past, but speaks also to the present moment.