Jewish Film Festival – Israeli Films

May 1, 2018

Genre: Israeli (6 films)

The Cakemaker

HaOfe MeBerlin

Tuesday, May 29, 1:00 pm

Sunday, June 3, 4:00 pm

Unwittingly united in grief by a closeted affair, a gay German baker and weary Israeli widow seek mutual catharsis, in The Cakemaker, a compassionate meditation on the human urge for connection. (Israel/Germany, 2017)

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Friday, May 25, 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 2, 8:00 p.m.

After the death of his mother, Gad a 38-year-old man living with special needs, has to stay with Reuven, the crusty, set-in-his ways father he barely knows. The film’s portrayal of a relationship full of love, rejection and co-dependency and moving on to an unknown future is warmly told. (Israel, 2017)

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Monday, May 28, 1:00 pm

Saturday, June 9, 8:00 pm

A middle-aged bachelor’s world is suspended when he learns he has lost a son he didn’t know existed in the affecting Israeli tragicomedy Longing.

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The Wedding Plan

Laavor et hakir

Sunday, June 3, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, June 5, 1:00 pm

The Wedding Plan is a poignant and funny romantic comedy about love, marriage and faith in life’s infinite possibilities. This romantic comedy tells us that when it comes to finding love, its equal parts luck, determination, and faith. (Israel 2016)

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A Quiet Heart

Lev Shaket Meod

Monday, June 4, 7:30 pm

In present day Jerusalem, Naomi, a secular young woman seeks refuge from the pressure of her life as a concert pianist. Despite her intentions to stay alone, however, Naomi quickly makes two unexpected connections- one with a musically gifted Ultra-Orthodox young boy and a charismatic Italian monk and organist. Faced with escalating isolation and violence, Naomi must learn to use music as a bridge to overcome towering religious barriers. (Israel, 2016)

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Sunday, June 3, 1:00 p.m.

A former Israeli Mossad agent is pulled out of an early retirement to play “babysitter” to “Mona” a Lebanese Hezbollah informant who fled Beirut and has undergone facial reconstruction surgery to be able to begin a new life. In this game of deception, beliefs are questioned and loyalties are tested as their fates take a surprising turn in this suspense-laden, elegant neo-noir. (Germany/Israel/France, 2017)

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