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Award-winning Film peeks into Liberal Arab World

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Credit: Deux Beaux Garcon Films

We’re finally getting a proper peek into the Israeli Arab world, and the Arab leadership is already calling for a boycott. “In Between” is an award winning film, recently released, which shares the story of three Arab women who decide to leave their small village of Umm al-Fahm and move to Tel Aviv, the most…

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Arabic ‘Sand Storm’ at Academy Awards

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Not an ordinary love story by far (Credit: Sand Storm)

This is a first in Israel’s film industry: The award-winning film ‘Sand Storm’ is a directorial debut by Elite Xexer and is now on its way to represent Israel at the upcoming Academy Awards. The catch is that the Israeli family drama ‘Sand Storm’ is spoken entirely in Arabic. The plot is about a remote…

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Well said, Nathalie Portman

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Nathalie Portman at the 83ed Academy Awards (Credit: Wikimedia)

Israeli US-actress Nathalie Portman is not only supposed to be one of the most beautiful Israeli women, she is now starring for the first time in Hebrew! However, in order to brush up her American-accented pronunciation, she had to learn an outdated version of Hebrew, namely spoken in Jerusalem’s 1940s. For Amos Oz’ film adaptation…

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Israeli Films win in Cannes

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Scene of 'Anna' by Or Sinai (Credit: PR)

Or Sinai’s drama ‘Anna’ won the first place in the Cinéfondation student film competition in Cannes while Asaph Polonsky won a Critics’ Week award for his comedy-drama ‘One Week and a Day’. Both films feature Evgenia Dudina as main actress. Sinai, who graduated from the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem, depicts a…

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