„Days of Israeli Films“

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The Festival Days of Israeli Films is awaiting for you again.

You will be able to enjoy the most recent Israeli movies from September 14th – 17th in the Cultural Center of Belgrade at Kolarčeva 6 street.  

​T​he official opening of the Festival ​is ​on Thursday, September 14th, 2017​ before the ​sc​​reening of the movie “Presenting Princess Shaw”​ ​which is planned for ​8pm. ​

All movies will have both Serbian and English subtitles

PROGRAMME:

Thursday, September 14th, 20h Presenting Princess Shaw

Israel / 2015 / Documentary / 80 min

Subtitles: Serbian and English

Production: Liran Atzmor (Atzmor productions)

Director and Writer: Ido Haar

Cast: Ophir Kutiel, Samantha Montgomery

 

Samantha Montgomery, 38, lives alone in one of New Orleans’ toughest neighborhoods. By day she works as a caregiver for the elderly; at night she transforms into Princess Shaw, belting out soulful originals at sparsely attended open mic nights and posting homemade a cappella clips on YouTube, usually reaching just a handful of viewers. One of her followers happens to be Kutiman, a.k.a. Ophir Kutiel, an Israeli musician living on a kibbutz outside Tel Aviv, who mashes up YouTube videos from all over the world to create new musical pieces. Princess Shaw has no idea that he has found hers. A rousing documentary crowd-pleaser about a star-crossed singer-songwriter and her crafty secret admirer.

Awards:               Ophir Award of Best Documentary Film, Israeli Film Academy, 2016

Audience Award, Sheffield Doc Fest, UK, 2016

Life Tales Award, Biografilm International Film Festival, Italy, 2016

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMXGIch82ZU

Official Move Site: http://www.presentingprincessshaw.com/

 

Friday, September 15th, 19h Beyond the Mountains and Hills / Me’ever Laharim Vehagvaot

Israel, Germany, Belgium / 2016 / Drama / 92 min

Subtitles: Serbian and English

Production: July August Productions, Entre Chien et Loup, Match Factory Productions

Director and Writer: Eran Kolirin

Cast: Mili Eshet, Noam Imber, Shiree Nadav-Naor

 

David is discharged from the army after serving 27 years. He finally returns to his family and tries to find himself in his new civilian life. When a friend suggests working for a company that markets dietary supplements, David sees it as an opportunity to get his foot in the door of the business world. But this decision slowly gets him and his family entangled in the web of dark forces that rule life in Israel.

Awards:               Haggiag Award  Best Actress Shiree Nadav-Naor, Jerusalem Film Festival 2016

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=214Wrokm7rI&t=23s

 

Friday, September 15th, 21h Our Father / Avinu

Israel, France / 2016 / Drama / 105mins

Subtitles: Serbian and English

Production: Transfax Film Productions

Director and Writer: Meni Yaish

Cast: Moris Cohen, Rotem Zissman-Cohen, Alon Dahan

 

Ovadia Rachmim is the strongest and most violent doorman of Tel Aviv night clubs. He and his wife Rachel are trying to get pregnant for 5 years. A small time gangster named Shalom, offers Ovadia a job, to be a debts collector, offering him a lot of money. Ovadia sees this as great opportunity to start an expensive private treatment for his wife. As soon as Rachel gets pregnant, he decides to stop working for Shalom. Shalom wants him for the most important mission. The mission in which Ovadia has to betray all his best friends. Now it’s the time to pay the price of becoming a father.

Awards:               The Haggiag Award for Best Actor, Jerusalem Film Festival 2016

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz1lBoWjlME

 

Saturday, September 16th, 19h Fire Birds / Tziporey Hol  

Israel / 2015 / Comedy, Drama / 105 min

Subtitles: Serbian and English

Production: Topia Communications

Director: Amir Wolf

Writers: Orly Robenshtein Katcap, Amir Wolf

Cast: Gila Almagor, Rami Heuberger, Dvora Kedar

 

An eighty-year-old man’s body is found with three stab wounds to the chest and a number tattooed along his forearm.  Amnon, a police detective and second generation Holocaust survivor, reluctantly accepts the case and struggles to bring it to a quick close. Despite his age, the victim Amikam was still attractive and his charm was evident as he searched the obituaries for widows to beguile. As the story interweaves past and present, we witness each man’s struggle to rejoin the society which rejected him.

Awards:               Best Supporting Actress Dvora Kedar, Award of the Israeli Film Academy 2015

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hoH_cwOFtc

 

Saturday, September 16th, 21h Junction 48

Israel, Germany, USA / 2016 / Action, Biography / 95 min

Subtitles: Serbian and English

Production: Metro Communications, United King Films, X-Filme Creative Pool, Blackbird Films, Dig the Movie, Blackbird, Hyperion Media Group

Director: Udi Aloni

Writers: Oren Moverman, Tamer Nafar

Cast: Stars: Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty, Salwa Nakkara

 

Set against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian rapper Kareem and his singer girlfriend Manar struggle, love and make music in their crime-ridden ghetto and Tel Aviv’s hip-hop club scene.

Awards:               Best Music, Best Sound, the Israeli Film Academy 2016

Panorama Audience Award, Fiction Film, Berlin International Film Festival 2016

Jury Award, Best International Narrative Feature, Tribeca Film Festival 2016

Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature, Woodstock Film Festival 2016

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDIQcJGdDXs

Sunday, September 17th, 19h The Kindergarten Teacher / Haganenet

Israel, France /2014 / Drama / 119 min

Subtitles: Serbian and English

Production: Pie Films, Haut et Court, Arte France Cinema, ARTE France, Leon Recanati Foundation, Aide aux Cinemas du Monde

Director and Writer: Nadav Lapid

Cast: Sarit Larry, Avi Shnaidman, Lior Raz

 

A kindergarten teacher discovers in a five year-old child a prodigious gift for poetry. Amazed and inspired by this young boy, she decides to protect his talent in spite of everyone.

Awards:               Best Director, International Competition, Buenos Aires International Festival of                                                                 Independent Cinema 2015

The Israeli Film Critics Forum Prize, Jerusalem Film Festival 2014

Best Film, Silver Giraldillo, Seville European Film Festival 2014

International New Talent Competition – Grand Prize, Taipei Film Festival 2015

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwvBw4AmyGk

 

Sunday, September 17th, 21h Beneath the Silence / Halumim

Israel / 2016 / Drama / 106 min

Subtitles: Serbian and English

Directors, Producers and Writers: Erez Mizrahi and Sahar Shavit

Cast: Adva Bolla, Roy Fink, Amos Tamam

 

  1. Six years after returning from the Six Day War with a battle shock, Menashe realizes he will never be the man he used to be before the war. He can’t communicate with his surroundings, and spends his days driving away in his red truck for long hours. The young family he created collapses due to his lack of communication with his wife, Daphna, and their little son, Shlomi. At a time when PTSD is still not recognized as a medical condition, Daphna, his wife, struggles to get help from the military in order to maintain her husband’s last bits of sanity, while 10 year-old Shlomi tries to understand what happened to his father. When the Yom Kippur War breaks out, and Menashe is sent again to the battle field, the small family crumbles to dust.

Awards:               Best Narrative Feature Film Award, Somerville Int’l Film Festival, 2017

Best Actress Award, Shanghai Int’l Film Festival, 2017

Best Narrative Feature Film Award, Sydney World Film Festival, 2017

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZHJcEIu78I

Official move site: http://www.halumim.com/

 

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