1st Israel Film Festival Berlin October 18th – 21st, 2012 at MOVIEMENTO KINO. Four festival days will be packed with 70 short and long Documentaries and Fiction Features showing the diversity and creativity of the Independent film scene in Israel.
The Opening Film POLICEMAN (“Ha-shoter”) by NADAV LAPID received the Jury Award at last years festival in Locarno and was choosen by the American Critic’s Association as one of the ten best films of the year. NADAV LAPID shows us Yaron, who is one of an elite group of police officers working in an anti-terrorist unit in the Israeli police force. He and his fellow officers are the ultimate defence against the “Arab enemy”. Yaron loves the unit and its male camaraderie. He also loves his wife, who is soon to give birth. His encounter with a radical, violent group turns his life upside down, confronting him not only with the Israeli class war but also with his own inner conflicts.
The festival has chosen three Filmmakers in Focus. DAN WOLMAN and ANAT EVEN from Tel Aviv and LIOR SHAMRIZ from Berlin, who will present several films each. We are happy to have these filmmakers attending the festival and many more.
AMOS GUTTMAN is honored with a special programme of his films as we do also a tribute to director and actor JULIANO MER-KHAMIS, who was murdered in 2011.
The festival wants to invite you to three PANEL DISCUSSION touching the issues of co-production, women in the film industry and the question, why Berlin is so attractive to so many Israeli artits and filmmakers
“Please Love” will be screen on Friday 19.10.2012 ˑ 12:45 h & on Saturday 20.10.2012 ˑ 20:30 h
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