The new Israeli cinema at TIFF 2022: documentaries, series and special guests

The new Israeli cinema will be the focus of the 21st Transylvania International Film Festival.

The program includes powerful documentaries, a fascinating series, but also meetings with directors, industry professionals and officials who will enter into dialogue with the audience in Cluj-Napoca, between 17 and 26 June. Focus on Israel At TIFF2022 with the support of the Israeli Embassy in Romania.

Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, Ahed’s knee It’s a gritty story about political censorship, but also a story about the relationship between mother and son, against the backdrop of a divided country. You must see it signed by one of today’s leading Israeli filmmakers: Nadav Lapid. The director won the Golden Bear Award in Berlin in 2019 for the film synonyms.

Israel focuses on bringing the latest production signed by the director to Cluj Eran ColeraineThey were invited to the festival in 2012. Israel nominated for the Oscars 2021, let it be morning It explores the plight of the Arab population of Israel in a comedic and acidic way, after a man attempts to return home after his hometown, which he visits for his brother’s wedding, is surrounded by an overnight army and falls into a coma. full closure. The film premiered in Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section.

List of Israeli guests in TIFF 2022 It was opened by the director Yair KedarWho will present the documentary at the festival? Fourth windowAbout the life and work of the legendary writer I love OzThe symbol of the Israeli conscience. Based on archive footage, as well as interviews with the official biographer of Oz, family members, or famous readers like Natalie Portman, Qedar captures Fourth window The writer’s life, which was marked by many tragedies, but also unparalleled success.

Known by the TIFF of the year for documentation as well Jonathan Agassi saved my lifeAnd Who will love me now? or Mr. Gaga: A True Love and Dance Storydirector Tomer Heyman It is also coming to this year’s edition to be shown on screens I’m notHis latest film: the story of a young man with Asperger’s who travels to Guatemala with his adoptive family to meet his biological parents.

The audience will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with Orit Fox Rotemdirector Sabaya cinemawinner of the first prize at the Jerusalem Film Festival 2021. A difficult movie, Sabaya cinema It follows the dynamics of a group of Arab and Jewish women participating in a film workshop, a space where their traditional beliefs conflict only to find a way to understand.

Controversial round number, director David Fisher’s latest documentary, questions how the six million figure was determined, determining the total number of Holocaust victims. The filmmaker, the son of survivors of humanity’s greatest tragedy, interviews historians, educators, and political figures in an effort to find answers.

The list of news proposed by Israeli directors continues That orchestra with broken instruments (p. Yuval Himyri) The documentary that follows a unique musical experience. 100 instrumentalists, professionals and amateurs gathered to organize a concert. They speak different languages ​​and belong to different generations. They have one thing in common: they all play broken instruments. The result of their rehearsal turns into an impressive musical performance, proving that through things we might be inclined to let go, we can build great things.

The Jerusalem Post writes about it victory picture his movie Avi NesherIt’s a “triumph of cinema”. Spectators of Cluj on the big screen will discover a story full of suspense, based on real facts: in 1948, during the Arab-Israeli war, the Egyptian forces occupied Kibbutz Nitzanim. A team of volunteers tries to free him. The story is told from two points of view: the director of an Egyptian propaganda film and the kibbutz community.

An American-Israeli production will also be included in the movie food section: break bread (Dr. Beth Elise Hawk) follows the journey of the first Muslim woman to win the Master Chef program in Israel. Dr. Nouf Atamna Ismail aims not only to cook well, but to make a difference in society through food. The movie is followed by a traditional dinner. Food tickets will go on sale soon.

Sad city girls It is one of the most famous Israeli TV series in recent years. Selected at the 2021 Cannes International Film Festival and created by three Israeli TV stars, (Rivka Allen, Talia LaVey, and Cher Reuven)Sad City Girls tells the story of the friendship between two young women from today’s Tel Aviv. Sexy, dramatic, funny, their relationship is under scrutiny. 3 episodes of the series will be shown in TIFF in the section will followDedicated to lovers of gluttony.

His Excellency the Lord David SarangaThe Ambassador of Israel in Bucharest will also be present at TIFF2022.

Movies in the section Focus on Israel It will be available at TIFF 2022 based on TIFF Card subscriptions, and is already available online, in a limited edition, on the Eventbook platform.

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