HERALD NEWS … THE XVII. ISRAELI FILM WEEK IN BUDAPEST

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Get ready film fans, relax have a seat enjoy a week ahead and explore the diversity of contemporary Israeli cinema of to-day!

Nine films will be on-screen and eight of them is on the premiere list in Hungary.

November, 21 – 27. 2013.

Will be screening during the festival at four art cinemas in Budapest: Puskin (District V., 18. Kossuth Lajos Street.  Phone: +36-1-459-5050) artist, Toldi (District V., Bajcsy Zsilinszky Rd. and Corvin Film Palace (District VIII. 1., Corvin public-square phone: +36-1-459-5050), Művész (District, VI., 30. Teréz Blvd., phone: +36- 1-459-5050)

The aim of the Israeli film week is to provide a diverse picture through the movies of the Jewish community, the Israeli society which prehaps of to-day is less known for many individuals. Within the occasion of the Israeli film week, the audience will have a chance to view award-winning and Oscar nominated, classic, drama and comedy films.

The complete list of films in brief detailed information are just a fingertips away… 

The Israeli Film Week Startoff with „Playoff”!

Puskin Cinema: Thursday, November, 21., 6.30 p.mGerman, French, Israeli film drama,107’ (2011). Director: Eran Riklis. Staring: Danny Huston  (Max Stoller), Amira Casar (Deniz), Mark Waschke  (Axel), Max Riemelt  (Thomas), Hanns Zischler (Franz), Selen Savas (Sema), Smadi Wolfman (Ronit). The “Playoff”, tells a story of Max Stoller. The legendary Israeli basketball coach and became a national hero in the late seventies playing basketball within the Maccabees  at Tel Aviv . The team fed to the finals in the Eurolog. This was Israel’s first major international sporty success. Also screening the movie “Playoff”  also  at the Puskin Cinema on Sunday, November, 24., 8.30 p.m.  and  on Tuesday, November, 26., 7 p.m. at the Művész Cinema

Puskin Cinema: Thursday, November, 21., 8.30 p.m.Orhim le-rega”  … Quite a pious lies … Orhid off-Rega … Israeli-French film drama, 86’ (2011). Director: Maya Kenig. Staring: Gur Bentwich (Shaul), Elya Inbar (Libi), Tzahi Grad (Gideon), Arad Yeni  (Yuval), Salit Achimiriam (Helit). Movie in brief: Libby has been living separately from her father, the introverted, but sharp-witted adolescent girl. Her arrival coincides with the outbreak of the Second Lebanon War. Libby soon discovers that her father, Shaul, childlike eccentric, and that “lives between two homes” … i.e. homelessness.  Northern Israel bombed issued by refugees from themselves and a wealthy Jerusalem family to adopt them as well.” Also screening  „Orhim le-rega”  at the Puskin Cinema, November 25., 6.30 p.m.

Puskin Cinema: Friday, November, 22., 6.30 p.m. „Moja Australia” … My Australia … Polish drama, 97’ (2011). Director: Ami Drozd. Staring: Gabriel Levin, David Mizrachi, Ihor Obloza, Aleksandra Poplawska, Marcin Tyrol.  Story in brief: Poland in the mid 60s. Impoverished town struggling family. The Polish husband divorced mother spends almost all his time working so that they can provide the basic needs for the children of twelve and fifteen years old. The guys have a strong-minded neo-Nazi gang to join. One day, this band march in a Jewish district, causing damage to the venue, and more young people stab and then the police arrest them. The incident was a result of their mother decides to tell him the truth, that he is a Jew who survived the Holocaust, and the Catholic faith raised them properly. She tells them to migrate to Australia, but in reality moving to Israel.The film goes on with original Hebrew and subtitled in Hungarian language. Also screening „Moja Australia” on Monday, November 25. 7 p.m. at the Művész Cinema.

Puskin Cinema: Friday, November, 22., 8.30 p.m. „Boker tov adon Fidelman” Restoration … Israeli film drama, 102’ (2011). Director: Yossi Madmoni. Staring: Henry David, Sarah Adler, Sasson Gabai (Mr.Fidelman), Nevo Kimchi, Stephen D. Root. Also screening „Boker tov adon Fidelman” at the Puskin Cinema on Sunday, November. 24. 6.30 p.m. and on Wednesday, November, 27., 8 p.m.at the Toldi Cinema.

Toldi Cinema: Friday, November, 22., 8 p.m. „Hearat Shulayi” Footnote …  Izraeli film drama, Director: Joseph Cedar.  Staring: Lior Ashkenazi  (Uriel Shkolnik), Shlomo Bar-Aba  (Eliezer Shkolnik), Aliza Rosen (Yehudit),  Alma Zack (Dikla Shkolnik), Yuval Scharf  (Noa, a reporter),Albert Iluz  (Dvir Oded),  Micah Lewensohn  (Grossman). Syncronized into Hungarian language, 103’ (2011).  Also screening „Hearat Shulayi” at the Corvin Film Palace, Sunday, November,24., 8 p.m. In 2011 at the Cannes Film Festival Joseph Cedar. as the Best Screenplay received the Golden Palm nomination and also was nominated for the Academy Award to the Best Foreign Language Film.

Puskin Cinema: Saturday, November, 23. 6.30 p.m. and Tuesday, November, 26., 8.30 p.m.My Lovely Sister”,  … Israeli Film drama, 91’ (2011) . Director: Marco Carmel. Staring: Reymond Amsalem (Mary), Itay Turgeman (Kobi), Moshe Ivgy (Robert), Norman Issa (Ali), Evelin Hagoel (Rahma). The film in brief is based on a modern Moroccan Jewish legend, and takes place in Israel today. Triple love story is between the simple superstitious Rahma, abusive husband, Robert, and sister Rahma beautiful, the spirit of Mary. Mary’s grief caused the exile died after from the heart of an Arab man’s fate tied together.Also screeningMy Lovely Sister” at the Puskin Cinema Tuesday, November, 26. 8.30 p.m.

Művész Cinema: Saturday, November, 23., 7 p.m. „Yamim Kfuim”Frost days,  Israeli thriller, 90’ (2005). Director: Danny Lerner. Staring: Anat Klausner (Meow), Pini Tavger (Alex Kaplan), Sandra Sade (Neighbor), Uli Sternberg (Nahman), Maor Cohen (The partygoers). In brief: „A lonely young woman survives a suicide bombing and assumes the identity of one of its victims. As she moves into his apartment her grip on reality starts to crack.”  Also screening „Yamim Kfuim”Frost days at the Puskin Cinema on Monday, November, 25., at 8.30 p.m.

Corvin Film Palace : Saturday, November, 23. 8 p.m. „Haolam Mats’hik”  … Funny World … Israeli film drama, 122’ (2012). Director: Shemi Zarhin. Staring: Assi Levy (Yardena, Eli Finish (Golan), Danny Steg (Meron), Naama Shitrit (Tsephi), Or Ben-Melech (Hilick), Moshe Ashkenazi (Nesi), Ola Schur Selektar (Natasha), Yehezkel Lazarov (Roni). The story is about a boy’s secret of the past which emerges after eight years. Meanwhile, working in a travel agency Jordana know you are pregnant, although it was not the business man for many years. At the same time the radio host Golan decides to revive Israeli group of comedians, the HaGashash HaHivert to save her love. The list of participants and also a number of other figures in the public library located in Tiberias involved in academic writing. Comedy, a family, a city and a world history weaves together destiny.Also screening Haolam Mats’hik” … Funny World at the Puskin Cinema on Tuesday, November, 26., at 6.30 p.m.

Puskin Cinema: Saturday, November, 23., 8.30 p.m. „Lemale et ha’halal”  Fill the void … Israeli drama, 90’ (2012). Director: Yigal Bursztyn. Staring: Hadas Yaron (Shira Mendelman), Hila Feldman, Razia Israeli, Yiftach Klein (Yohai Mendelman), Renana Raz (Esther Mendelman) ,Ido Samuel (Yossi Mendelman), Chayim Sharir. Tells the story of a Tel Aviv orthodox Hasidic family, the eighteen-year-old Shira Mendelman the family’s youngest daughter. She is looking forward to a promising future, with the same background as the same age young man ready to go to a dream come true event, but Purim Shira’s twenty-eight-year-old sister, Esther’s giving a birth to her first child, Mordechay die during labor. The family planned Shira’s wedding postponed due to great pain and grief. The film will be also screening at the Művész Cinema on Sunday, November, 24., 7 p.m. Awards and nominations: Venice International Film Festival (2012) – Best Actress: Hadas Yaron. Venice International Film Festival (2012) – Golden Lion nomination: Rama Burshtein.

All the film’s original Hebrew, some goes on with subtitled in English and Hungarian language and also with synchronized Hebrew. Better to check in advance which.

Tickets are available at the a/m cinema place’s ticket box.

Update by Aggie Reiter

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