Israeli Film Festival at Wesleyan, Spring 2008 schedule

Israeli Films at Wesleyan University, Spring 2008

The Secrets (February 4, 2008)

The Center for Film Studies, The Goldsmith Family Cinema, 7:30 p.m


Guest speaker: Avi Nesher, director of The Secrets and recipient of Jerusalem International Festival Achievement Award 2006


Two young Jewish Orthodox women embark on a spiritual journey set in Sefad, the Kabalistic city, to solve a mystery surrounding a non- Jewish woman.

 

The Ring Family Wesleyan Israeli Film Festival
Spring 2008

All the films will be screened at 7:30 pm at The Goldsmith Family Cinema (The Center for Film Studies), Screening Room 100.
A presentation/discussion will follow the screening of each movie.

 

Aviva My Love (February 11, 2008)

Directed by Shemi Zarchin.
A portrayal of a woman’s passion to become a writer despite the many obstacles in her personal life and with the encouragement of her funny and creative sister.

Presentation/discussion led by Dr. Miri Talmon-Bohm, visiting assistant professor at Wesleyan University.

 

Sweet Mud (February 18, 2008)

Director by Dror Shaul
A teenage boy who lives in a kibbutz in Israel during the 70s struggles to navigate between his mother’s emotional instability and the kibbutz’s principles.

Presentation/discussion led by Laura Blum, film critic.

Year Zero (February 25, 2008)

Director by Joseph Pitchhadze
Multi interconnected stories of modern Israel that show people at a turning point in their lives.

Presentation/discussion led by Isaac Zablocki, a filmmaker and director of Film and Literary Programs at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan.

Someone to Run with (March 3, 2008)

Director by Oded Davidoff

A boy who tries to track down, through the streets of Jerusalem, the owner of a lost Labrador and to piece together the incredible story behind the owner’s disappearance. Based on David Grossman’s best selling novel.

Presentation/discussion led by Isaac Zablocki, a filmmaker and director of Film and Literary Programs at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan.

 

Live and Become (March 24, 2008)

Director by Radu Mihaileanu

The story of a Christian boy (from Sudan) whose mother forced him to assume a Jewish identity of another boy who died in order to send him to Israel and save him from hunger and death in his own country.

Presentation/discussion led by Laura Blum, film critic.

 

Jellyfish (April 29, 2008)

Written by Shira Geffen and directed by Etgar Keret

The story of Three women whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life

Presentation/discussion led by Etgar Keret, director and acclaimed writer, who will talk about this film and read some of his short stories.

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