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Screening in the presence of director Michel Hazanavicius and actor Louis Garrel

Redoubtable

Dir.: Michel Hazanavicius
| 107 minutes

The love story between Jean-Luc Godard and actress Anne Wiazemsky against the backdrop of the events of May 1968.  Michel Hazanavicius’s (The Artist) homage to the great French New Wave director. A mad comedy, at once witty, intelligent, and touching. 

Sunday | 09.07.17 to Thursday | 31.12.20
Retrospective launch event with the participation of Serge Toubiana and Dan Fainaru

The Samourai

Dir.: Jean-Pierre Melville
| 105 minutes

A cold-hearted hit man finds himself in an ongoing nightmare with the gangsters who hired him and the police on his tail. Jean-Pierre Melville’s celebrated masterpiece, starring Alain Delon in one of the greatest roles of his career. The film’s premiere screening (14.7) is part of the Retrospective launch event with the participation of Serge Toubiana and Dan Fainaru.  

Sunday | 09.07.17 to Thursday | 31.12.20
Screening in the presence of director Amos Gitai

Field Diary

Dir.: Amos Gitai
| 83 minutes

Amos Gitai documents the IDF’s actions in the Occupied Territories before and during the invasion of Lebanon. Gitai’s camera is not an objective eye, but rather, a subversive means of expression on the Occupation.

Sunday | 09.07.17 to Thursday | 31.12.20
Screening in the presence of co-producer Guillaume de Seille

My Happy Family

Dir.: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Gross
| 119 minutes

Manana, 52, is fed up with her life. She rents an apartment in Tbilisi, far from her parents, husband and children who wonder why she has left and whether she’ll return. A film that shifts with remarkable ease from solemnity to smiles. 

Sunday | 09.07.17 to Thursday | 31.12.20
Screening in the presence of director Philippe Garrel and producer Caroline Deruas

Lover for a Day

Dir.: Philippe Garrel
| 76 minutes

Separated from her boyfriend, heartbroken Jeanne knocks on her father’s door. But her welcome is matched by a baffling discovery: her father’s new girlfriend is his student, and also Jeanne’s age. Phillipe Garrel’s latest film. 

Sunday | 09.07.17 to Thursday | 31.12.20
Screening in the presence of actress Vasilina Makovtseva

A Gentle Creature

Dir.: Sergei Loznitsa
| 143 minutes

Upon receiving a package addressed to her imprisoned husband, a woman travels to the distant prison. But her journey becomes an absurd odyssey into Russia’s heartless darkness – an allegory on contemporary Russia.  

Sunday | 09.07.17 to Thursday | 31.12.20

When the Day Had No Name

Dir.: Teona Strugar Mitevska
| 84 minutes

A group of boys from Macedonia set out on a nocturnal adventure to celebrate manhood, but instead, experience the bitterness of parting with youth while struggling to resist their desires. A unique film about unforgettable characters. 

Wednesday | 12.07.17 to Thursday | 31.12.20

Gaza Surf Club

Dir.: Mickey Yamine, Philip Gnadt
| 87 minutes

A heart-warming documentary about a group of young Gaza residents determined to realize their aspirations through surfing. Despite economic distress, Hamas rule, and the conflict with Israel, they manage to find a bit of freedom on the waves.  

Sunday | 09.07.17 to Thursday | 31.12.20
Screening in the presence of producer Stephanie Yamin. Q&A conducted by Annette Insdorf

Gaza Surf Club

Dir.: Mickey Yamine, Philip Gnadt
| 87 minutes

A heart-warming documentary about a group of young Gaza residents determined to realize their aspirations through surfing. Despite economic distress, Hamas rule, and the conflict with Israel, they manage to find a bit of freedom on the waves.  

Sunday | 09.07.17 to Thursday | 31.12.20
Screening in the presence of producer Alex Lipschultz. Q&A conducted by Annette Insdorf.

Menashe

Dir.: Joshua Z. Weinstein
| 82 minutes

Menashe, a widowed ultra-Orthodox Jew from Brooklyn, fights for custody of his son. The rabbi gives him a week to prove he’s worthy. A touching drama that explores the nature of faith and the cost of parenthood. 

Sunday | 09.07.17 to Thursday | 31.12.20
Screening in the presence of director Ferenc Török and screenwriter Gábor T. Szántó. Q&A conducted by Annette Insdorf.

1945

Dir.: Ferenc Török
| 91 minutes

A Hungarian village in August 1945. The festive ambiance of the clerk’s daughter’s wedding is tainted when two Orthodox Jews arrive carrying a mysterious trunk. Have they come to claim their lawful inheritance?

Sunday | 09.07.17 to Thursday | 31.12.20
Screening in the presence of director Ferenc Török and screenwriter Gábor T. Szántó. Q&A conducted by Annette Insdorf.

1945

Dir.: Ferenc Török
| 91 minutes

A Hungarian village in August 1945. The festive ambiance of the clerk’s daughter’s wedding is tainted when two Orthodox Jews arrive carrying a mysterious trunk. Have they come to claim their lawful inheritance?

Sunday | 09.07.17 to Thursday | 31.12.20
Screening in the presence of director Claude Lanzmann. Q&A conducted by Annette Insdorf.

Napalm

Dir.: Claude Lanzmann
| 100 minutes

In his new film, titan documentarian Claude Lanzmann takes us to North Korea, 1958, to a random, yet life-changing encounter between a young Frenchman and a nurse at the Red Cross hospital in Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital.

Sunday | 09.07.17 to Thursday | 31.12.20
Screening in the presence of director Shaul Schwarz and  Christina Clusiau. Q&A conducted by Annette Insdorf.

Trophy

Dir.: Shaul Schwarz, Christina Clusiau
| 108 minutes

A highly acclaimed film that straddles the US and Africa to present a complex portrait of the world of hunting. Interwoven with impressive cinematography, a challenging debate evolves: could hunting guarantee the survival of endangered species? 

Sunday | 09.07.17 to Thursday | 31.12.20
Screening in the presence of actress Clotilde Courau

In the Shadow of Women

Dir.: Philippe Garrel
| 73 minutes

Film great Philippe Garrel proves that the Nouvelle Vague is still alive and kicking with a witty comedic drama about a love triangle in Paris, a witty investigation into the death of relationships and the mysterious ways of passion.

Sunday | 09.07.17 to Thursday | 31.12.20
Screening in the presence of director Claude Lanzmann

Israel, Why

Dir.: Claude Lanzmann
| 190 minutes

Claude Lanzmann’s (Shoah) film from 1972 is a riveting panorama of Israel between the Six Day and Yom Kippur Wars. Traveling the country, Lanzmann is particularly impressed by its young society. 

Sunday | 09.07.17 to Thursday | 31.12.20
Screening in the presence of director Heinz Emigholz

Streetscapes [Dialogue]

Dir.: Heinz Emigholz
| 132 minutes

Heinz Emigholz’s film is based on a marathon analytical process he undertook with trauma specialist Zohar Rubinstein. Their re-enacted exchange probes the director’s entire oeuvre, which is largely dedicated to the experience of architecture. 

Sunday | 09.07.17 to Thursday | 31.12.20
Screening in the presence of director Heinz Emigholz

Bickels [Socialism]

Dir.: Heinz Emigholz
| 92 minutes

Artist Heinz Emigholz offers a captivating view of 22 buildings designed by legendary kibbutz architect, Shmuel Bickels. In his distinctive style – unnarrated, static shots of the structures – Emigholz manages to capture Bickels’s spirit. 

Sunday | 09.07.17 to Thursday | 31.12.20
Screening in the presence of director Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa

Gabriel and the Mountain

Dir.: Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa
| 127 minutes

A young Brazilian traveling the world arrives in Kenya determined to discover the Dark Continent and meets up with his girlfriend who also arrives from Brazil. A cinematic epic screened at Cannes Critics Week where it won two awards. 

Sunday | 09.07.17 to Thursday | 31.12.20
Sunday | 09.07.17 to Thursday | 31.12.20