The Embassy of Israel is organizing its traditional Israeli Film Days this year in cooperation with the Belgrade Cultural Centre, from 19th to 22nd September 22 which will be held at the Belgrade Cultural Centre’s Main Hall.
The audience will have the opportunity to see six award-winning, stylistically and thematically different films that provide an insight into the tendencies of the contemporary Israeli cinema.
The following films will be screened:
- The Other Story
Two rebellious young women – one fleeing the chaos of secular hedonism for the disciplined comforts of faith; the other desperate to transcend her oppressive religious upbringing for sexual and spiritual freedom-cross paths unexpectedly in Jerusalem, to startling consequences.
- Wedding Doll
Hagit, a young woman with mild mental deficiency, works in a toilet-paper factory. She lives with her mother Sarah, a divorcée who gave up her life for her daughter. Hagit strives for independence and Sarah is torn between her desire to protect her, and her own will to live. When a relationship develops between her and the son of the factory owner, Hagit hides it from her mother. The announcement of the closing of the factory shakes Hagit and Sarah’s life and jeopardizes Hagit’s love story.
- The Unorthodox
In 1983, Yaakov Cohen is tired from being pushed around, so he decides to establish a Sephardic-ultra-Orthodox list that will run to the Jerusalem municipality. He gathers two friends, and together they improvise a campaign – no means, no connections, no money, but with much rage, passion and a sense of justice.
- Shoelaces for Christmas
After an altercation with her ailing mother, Jennifer, a self-absorbed teenager inadvertently stumbles into a local homeless shelter late one evening. Upset with his daughter’s selfish attitude, Jennifer’s father offers an ultimatum which includes her volunteering at the shelter in the hope she will learn to be responsible and compassionate toward others.
Steve and Chuma, two criminals are the sole survivors of a terrorist attack at a restaurant in Jerusalem. They decide to change their ways and become flesh and blood angels. They go on a journey of wish fulfilment for people who write requests on paper and put between the sacred stones of the Wailing Wall.
- Past Life
Past Life tracks the daring late 1970s odyssey of two sisters – an introverted classical musician and a rambunctious scandal sheet journalist – as they unravel a shocking wartime mystery that has cast a dark shadow on their entire lives.
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