For 10 years, Ben Shani has documented the artist Eli Shamir. But what began as an artistic documentary was transformed when Shamir was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. This is a film about coping with disease, with an artist at its center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The world of Felix Kubin’s music is playful, bold, and humorous. In this unconventional, funny, and inspiring film, esteemed filmmaker Marie Losier follows the musical genius’ attempts to realize the sounds he hears in his dreams.
The father of filmmaker Lynne Sachs was a chatty, colorful bon vivant, but the important parts of his life were always a secret. In her attempt to solve the mystery of this man, Sachs talks to his nine children, three wives, and mother, and delves into 35 years of footage.
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.
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.
The effects of the revolution Pierre Cardin had started are still rippling through the fashion industry today, decades after he made his first steps as an independent designer. Jean-Paul Gaultier, Sharon Stone, Naomi Campbell and others revisit the vivid highlights of his life while thousands of Cardin gowns and accessories grace the screen.
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.
Clifford Still, one of the strongest contributors to abstract expressionism, was so deeply committed to his work that he refused to sell his paintings—even when offered immense sums of money. Recently discovered recordings of Still bring a rare authenticity to his life story.
The TV adaptation of A Handmaid’s Tale has made Margaret Atwood into a superstar. At 80, the brilliant Canadian author jets around the world to meet her readers and talks with candor and humor about her life story and the sources of inspiration for her work.
"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.
Renowned neurologist and bestselling author Oliver Sacks (played by Robin Williams in the film Awakenings) had met with many a personal crisis in his life. At the age of 82, he shared his surprising personal story with candor, courage, and ample humor.
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.
Audrey Flack has always said that art was “the only way to decipher reality.” Still at the top of her game at 88, the acclaimed photorealistic artist retraces her steps on the difficult path she had to walk to be recognized as one of the most important artists of her generation.
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.
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 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.
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.
James Stevenson, phenomenal cartoonist and columnist (regularly featured in The New Yorker and The New York Times), father of nine and author of dozens of children’s books, never stopped being prolific—even when he had dementia. The story of his life and work is intercut with animations based on his unique illustrations.
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 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.
A young filmmaker follows a 94-year-old Soviet war heroine who fought in the Siege of Leningrad. During filming, the two become involved in a spiritual process that awakens the young woman within her. A film about war and loss becomes a story of love and friendship.