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Promise at Dawn - La promesse de l'aube
From his childhood in Poland to his adolescence in Nice to his years as a student in Paris and his tough training as a pilot during World War II, this epic drama tells the romantic story of Romain Gary, one…
Budapest Noir
Budapest, 1936. The Hungarian prime minister returns from Germany in a coffin, his dream of making Hungary into a fascist state snuffed out--for now. Crime reporter Zsigmond Gordon has other things on his mind. A cynic who thinks he has…
Anita
The story of a young woman with Down syndrome who lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires, being meticulously cared for by her mother Dora. One tragic morning, everything changes when Anita is left alone, confused and helpless after…
1945
On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son. The townspeople - suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning -…
Beauty in Trouble - Kráska v nesnázích
This film explores a young woman's romantic dilemma: torn between a primal connection and the need to provide for her children, she loves two men. Set in Prague, BEAUTY IN TROUBLE is full of unexpected twists, humor and amazing performances…
Sacred Sperm - Exploring the Concept of "Sacred Sperm" in the Orthodox Hasidic Jewish Community
An eye-opening documentary explaining the concept of sacred sperm within the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish community which considers new life pure if born of "sacred sperm" and the spilling of sperm murder. In this documentary Director/Narrator Or Yashar shares his journey…
The Light of Hope - La llum d'Elna
Based on the true story of Elisabeth Eidenbenz and her female co-workers who saved the lives of almost 600 infants in World War II. In the early 1940's, refugees from all over Europe sought shelter in South Western France, escaping…
Simon and Theodore - Simon et Théodore
Simon is about to become a father. But how can this unusual young man take care of his baby when he can't take care of himself? His encounter with Theodore, an endearing and cantankerous teen raised by his single mom,…
Shelter
Naomi, an Israeli Mossad agent is sent to Germany to protect Mona, a Lebanese informant recovering from plastic surgery to assume her new identity. Together for two weeks in a quiet apartment in Hamburg, the relationship that develops between the…
The Last Supper - Das letzte Mahl
On the day Adolf Hitler comes to power, the German-Jewish Glickstein family comes together for a family dinner. Most of them however (like so many other Germans at that time) don't take the Nazis seriously. When young Leah reveals her…
Red Cow - Para Aduma
Benny's hair is as red as the fur of her devout father's treasured calf - which he believes will bring salvation. But the 17-year-old feels as lonely and trapped as the calf in its enclosure. Benny's mother died giving birth…
My Mother's Lost Children - Two Stolen Children Return Home After Forty Years
When two stolen children reappear after 40 years, their eccentric family is thrown into disarray. Attempting to put the past to rest and discover the truth, Ben-Moshe and his family embark on a remarkable journey from Australia, to England and…
Shalom Bollywood - The Untold Story of Indian Cinema
A celebration of the all-singing, all-dancing history of Indian cinema, SHALOM BOLLYWOOD reveals the unlikely story of the 2000 year old Indian Jewish community and its formative place in shaping the world's largest film industry. Official Selection at the UK…
Rabin In His Own Words - A Biography of an Israeli Prime Minister
Through a combination of rare archival footage, home movies and private letters, Yitzhak Rabin's personal and professional dramas unfold. From his childhood as the son of a labor leader before the founding of the State of Israel, through a change…
The Museum - The Life and Art of the Israel Museum
The Museum is a film that seeks to explore the Israeli soul through the galleries, storerooms and visitors of the Israel Museum, Israel's most important cultural institution. With a trenchant, ironic eye THE MUSEUM follows the visitors, observes the observers,…
The Waldheim Waltz - Investigating Former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim
A film about truth, lies and how a dishonest man can rise to power. Ruth Beckermann documents the process of uncovering former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim's wartime past. It shows the swift succession of new allegations by the World…
Live and Become - Va, vis et deviens
The magnificent, epic story of an Ethiopian boy who is airlifted from a Sudanese refugee camp to Israel in 1984 during Operation Moses. Shlomo is plagued by two big secrets: He is neither a Jew nor an orphan, just an…
An Act of Defiance
In this riveting historical drama, 10 political activists (including Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish supporters) face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage after they are arrested by the apartheid South African government…
Fanny's Journey - Le voyage de Fanny
Based on a true story, FANNY'S JOURNEY is an incredible tale of bravery, strength and survival, a story of a daring young girl. In 1943, 13-year old Fanny and her younger sisters were sent from their home in France to…
The Rape of Europa - The Systemic Theft and Destruction of Europe's Art Treasures
The Rape of Europa tells the epic story of the systematic theft, deliberate destruction and miraculous survival of Europe's art treasures during the Third Reich and the Second World War. On a journey through seven countries, the film takes the…