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Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27

Opening Event

Call Me by Your Name

Dir.: Luca Guadagnino
| 131 minutes

Italy, 1980s. When 17-year-old Elio meets Oliver, unfamiliar feelings begin to surface and the two form a passionate relationship. A masterful and moving cinematic adaptation of André Aciman’s novel, which has received exceptional accolades. 

Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27

Farewell Song

the story of a few major figures in music history, key cultural icons who passed away in the last couple of years. The stories of their lives and art also tell the story of a complex and multicultural era

Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man

Dir.: Lian Lunson
| 105 minutes

He has influenced performers from Nick Cave to Rufus Wainright and Bono, each of whom makes an impassioned and thrilling appearance here to celebrate Cohen’s 70th birthday. The result is a moving portrait of a great artist.

Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27

Hareidi Documentary Cinema

Graduates of the third class of the Filmmaking Track for Ultra-Orthodox Women at The Maaleh School of Film and Television present their new documentaries, which share their personal stories from inside the Haredi world.
Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27
Guest speaker: Journalist Hans Knoop

The Menten Affair

Dir.: Tim Oliehoek
| 142 minutes

The riveting story of investigative journalist Hans Knoop and his courageous pursuit of the biggest war criminal in the Netherlands, multimillionaire Pieter Menten. Knoop pursues the truth about the ex-Nazi’s past, but Menten refuses to go down without a fight… 

Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27
In the presence of the director and the film’s protagonists

Remember Baghdad

Dir.: Fiona Murphy
| 69 minutes

The untold story of Iraq, told though the eyes of the Jews, Iraq’s first wave of refugees, are revealed through vivid testimony, home movies, and news archives - from picnics on the Tigris and royal balls, to hangings, imprisonment and escape. 

Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27
Monday 18.12.17 18.12.17
17:00
17:00
Cinematheque 1
Cinematheque 1
2017-12-18 17:00:00 2017-12-18 18:00:00 Asia/Jerusalem Saving Auschwitz <p><span>In the presence of the filmmakers</span></p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque
In the presence of the filmmakers

Saving Auschwitz

Dir.: Jonathan Hayoun
| 59 minutes

Saving Auschwitz examines the present function of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. Seventy years after its liberation, clashing historical approaches, evolving politics and personal agendas beg the questions: What is the role of Auschwitz? Could Auschwitz lose its true meaning, and risk disappearing altogether? 

Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27
Monday 18.12.17 18.12.17
18:30
18:30
Cinematheque 3
Cinematheque 3
2017-12-18 18:30:00 2017-12-18 20:10:00 Asia/Jerusalem Love is Thicker than Water <p><span>In the presence of director Ate de Jong</span></p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque
In the presence of director Ate de Jong

Love is Thicker than Water

Dir.: Emily Harris, Ate de Jong
| 101 minutes

The love of Vida, a wealthy Jewish cellist, and Arthur, a working-class bike courier, is as passionate as it is uncompromisingly truthful. When they meet each other’s families, their relationship is put to the test. A modern-day retelling of Romeo and Juliet. 

Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27
Monday 18.12.17 18.12.17
18:00
18:00
Cinematheque 2
Cinematheque 2
2017-12-18 18:00:00 2017-12-18 18:55:00 Asia/Jerusalem The N°5 War <p><span>Screening in the presence of the director</span></p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque
Screening in the presence of the director

The N°5 War

Dir.: Stéphane Benhamou
| 53 minutes

From the moment Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel created Chanel N°5 in 1921, the iconic fragrance became the ultimate symbol of luxurious simplicity. However, very few know of the twists and turns in its story. A documentary thriller shedding light on the trade secrets behind Chanel N°5. 

Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27
Monday 18.12.17 18.12.17
21:15
21:15
Cinematheque 3
Cinematheque 3
2017-12-18 21:15:00 2017-12-18 22:45:00 Asia/Jerusalem Iron Dome - Season 2 <p>Two episodes from the second season, yet to be aired on television, will be screened in this event.</p><p>Following the screening, Haredi artist, publicist and social activist Esti Shoshan will lead a panel discussion on “Equality or a Burden – Between Segregation and Assimilation”.</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque
Following the screening, a panel discussion on “Equality or a Burden – Between Segregation and Assimilation”.

Iron Dome - Season 2

Created by: Yoav Shutan-Goshen, Ayelet Shutan-Goshen, Avner Bernheimer, Raya Shuster | Dir.: Alon Zingman
| 80 minutes

This drama series presents soldiers of different religious affiliations who join the Haredi Nahal battalion and their struggle in the IDF. The series offers the viewers an inside look into the Haredi world, while showing how the familiar IDF is changed. 

Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27
Tuesday 19.12.17 19.12.17
17:00
17:00
Cinematheque 1
Cinematheque 1
2017-12-19 17:00:00 2017-12-19 17:35:00 Asia/Jerusalem The Re-Annotated Alice <p><span>Following the screening, conversation with Alice Shalvi, MK Merav Michaeli, former MK Naomi Chazan and Rabba Tamar Elad-Applebaum</span></p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque
Following the screening, conversation with Alice Shalvi, MK Merav Michaeli, former MK Naomi Chazan and Rabba Tamar Elad-Applebaum

The Re-Annotated Alice

Dir.: Paula Weiman-Kelman
| 33 minutes

Twenty years ago, Paula Weiman-Kelman made The Annotated Alice to celebrate Alice Shalvi’s accomplishments at 70. Now, The Re-Annotated Alice reveals Alice at 90. She reflects on her regrets, reveals her undiminished appetite for music and literature and, above all, her enormous capacity for friendship.

Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27
Tuesday 19.12.17 19.12.17
17:00
17:00
Cinematheque 3
Cinematheque 3
2017-12-19 17:00:00 2017-12-19 17:55:00 Asia/Jerusalem The Heir <p><span>Following the screening, conversation with director Édith Jorisch and Israel Museum curator Shlomit Steinberg (in Eng</span>.)</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque
Following the screening, conversation with director Édith Jorisch and Israel Museum curator Shlomit Steinberg (in Eng.)

The Heir

Dir.: Édith Jorisch
| 55 minutes

The incredible hidden story of the director’s grandfather, Georges Jorisch, whose intellectual Viennese family was the owners of two Klimts stolen by the Nazis. 70 years later, he sets out to recover the stolen paintings.  

Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27
Tuesday 19.12.17 19.12.17
18:30
18:30
Cinematheque 1
Cinematheque 1
2017-12-19 18:30:00 2017-12-19 20:00:00 Asia/Jerusalem Never Be Boring: Billy Wilder <p><span>Guest Speaker (in Heb.): Dr. Noah Benninga, the Hebrew University Jerusalem</span></p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque
Guest Speaker (in Heb.): Dr. Noah Benninga, the Hebrew University Jerusalem

Never Be Boring: Billy Wilder

Dir.: André Schäfer, Jascha Hannover
| 90 minutes

Billy Wilder was one of the greatest and most celebrated Hollywood writers and directors. Never Be Boring dives into Wilder’s fascinating life and work, featuring archival interviews with the man himself as well as collaborators and friends. 

Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27
Tuesday 19.12.17 19.12.17
17:00
17:00
Cinematheque 2
Cinematheque 2
2017-12-19 17:00:00 2017-12-19 17:55:00 Asia/Jerusalem The N°5 War <p>In the presence of the director</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque
In the presence of the director

The N°5 War

Dir.: Stéphane Benhamou
| 53 minutes

From the moment Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel created Chanel N°5 in 1921, the iconic fragrance became the ultimate symbol of luxurious simplicity. However, very few know of the twists and turns in its story. A documentary thriller shedding light on the trade secrets behind Chanel N°5. 

Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27
Tuesday 19.12.17 19.12.17
19:00
19:00
Ozen Cinematheque
Ozen Cinematheque
2017-12-19 19:00:00 2017-12-19 22:00:00 Asia/Jerusalem Home Movie Day <p>Watch your 8 mm memories on the big screen!</p><p>Screening of home movies and treasures from the Israel Film Archive, in collaboration with The Third Ear.</p><p>Curious to find out what’s in those home movie reels that have been lying around your house for years? Wondering about those long-forgotten memories, landscapes, people, and events they hold? Join us for a one-of-a-kind event featuring your home movies in 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm formats. You bring the movies, and we will screen them to the nostalgic sounds of a home movie projector. We will also screen some genre highlights from the Israel Film Archive. Even if you don’t have any movies of your own, you won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to view history from a slightly different angle.</p><p>To screen your movie, contact Hila as soon as possible, <a href="mailto:hila@jff.org.il" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">hila@jff.org.il</a><span>.</span></p><p>* Movies will be processed to ensure that they can be screened and will be returned to their owners after the screening.</p><p>Free entry</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

Home Movie Day

Watch your 8 mm memories on the big screen! Screening of home movies and treasures from the Israel Film Archive, in collaboration with The Third Ear. Free entry
Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27
Tuesday 19.12.17 19.12.17
19:00
19:00
Cinematheque 3
Cinematheque 3
2017-12-19 19:00:00 2017-12-19 20:35:00 Asia/Jerusalem Across the Waters <p><span>In the presence of director Nicolo Donato</span></p><p> </p><p><span>Screening in the honor of the 75th anniversary of the rescue of Danish Jews in 1943</span></p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque
In the presence of director Nicolo Donato

Across the Waters

Dir.: Nicolo Donato
| 90 minutes

Denmark, 1943. Arne Itkin, a Jewish jazz musician, and his family barely manage to escape persecution. They are told they could be sailed across to Sweden by local fishermen, but who can they trust? A gripping drama inspired by a true story. 

Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27
Tuesday 19.12.17 19.12.17
21:00
21:00
Cinematheque 1
Cinematheque 1
2017-12-19 21:00:00 2017-12-20 00:20:00 Asia/Jerusalem The Israeli Short Film Competition in Memory of Bnaya Zuckerman 2017 <p>הערב ילווה בהופעה של תמר גלעדי</p><p>בניה, בננו הבכור, למד בביה"ס הניסויי בירושלים מכתה א' עד י"ב. כשהיה בן 10 התחלנו בתהליך של תשובה, בניה העדיף להישאר בבית ספרו עם חבריו. בתיכון למד במגמת קולנוע, תחום שהיה קרוב מאוד ללבו. בניה שלנו נרצח בבוקר יום א', ל' שבט התשס"ד, 22.2.04, בפיגוע באוטובוס 14א', בדרכו לביה"ס. יהי זכרו ברוך. הרצון להמשיך את דרכו של בניה בעשיית קולנוע ולהנציח את זכרו הביא אותנו להקים קרן שמטרתה לעודד יצירה צעירה בקולנוע, שתכניה עוסקים בהוויה הישראלית והיהודית. כחלק מהערב אנו מארחים אמן שיצירתו נשזרת בתכנים יהודיים וישראליים.</p><p>אילת ומויש, הוריו של בניה</p><p><strong>תודה למשפחת צוקרמן ולקרן אביחי</strong></p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque
הערב ילווה בהופעה של תמר גלעדי
Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27
Wednesday 20.12.17 20.12.17
18:00
18:00
Cinematheque 3
Cinematheque 3
2017-12-20 18:00:00 2017-12-20 19:15:00 Asia/Jerusalem Vienna before Nightfall <p><span>Following the screening, conversation with director Robert Bober and Dr. Michèle Tauber</span></p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque
Following the screening, conversation with director Robert Bober and Dr. Michèle Tauber

Vienna before Nightfall

Dir.: Robert Bober
| 74 minutes

Robert Bober recreates the memories of his great-grandfather, who lived in Vienna, alongside the Viennese intelligentsia. He re-familiarizes himself with the works of Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, Arthur Schnitzler, and Sigmund Freud, among others, evoking the story of the rise and fall of the cultural capital of Europe. 

Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27
Wednesday 20.12.17 20.12.17
18:00
18:00
Cinematheque 1
Cinematheque 1
2017-12-20 18:00:00 2017-12-20 19:50:00 Asia/Jerusalem The Invisibles <p><span>Speaker (in Heb.): Irena Steinfeld, Director of the Department of the Righteous Among the Nations, Yad Vashem</span>.</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque
Speaker (in Heb.): Irena Steinfeld, Director of the Department of the Righteous Among the Nations, Yad Vashem.

The Invisibles

Dir.: Claus Räfle
| 110 minutes

In June 1943, Germany infamously declared Berlin “free of Jews.” But there were still 7,000 Jews living in Berlin in hiding, sometimes protected by courageous Berliners. The Invisibles tells the stories of four of these survivors and their unique experiences.

Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27
Wednesday 20.12.17 20.12.17
20:30
20:30
Cinematheque 3
Cinematheque 3
2017-12-20 20:30:00 2017-12-20 22:30:00 Asia/Jerusalem Rage and Glory <p><span>Following the screening, a conversation between director Avi Nesher and film critic Yair Rave (Cinemascope</span>)</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque
Following the screening, a conversation between director Avi Nesher and film critic Yair Rave (Cinemascope)

Rage and Glory

Dir.: Avi Nesher
| 103 minutes

A new digitally remastered version of Avi Nesher's masterpiece. A tough member of the Jewish underground makes an assassination attempt on a British officer. The cell is a rag tag collection of eccentric individuals, and internal strife dooms the initial operation to failure. But against all odds, the cell members embark on a daring and complex operation.

Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27
Wednesday 20.12.17 20.12.17
21:00
21:00
Cinematheque 2
Cinematheque 2
2017-12-20 21:00:00 2017-12-20 21:50:00 Asia/Jerusalem Another Planet <p><span>Following the screening, conversation (in Heb.) with filmmaker and artist, Amir Yatziv, and Israel Museum curator, Lola Vilenkin</span></p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque
Following the screening, conversation (in Heb.) with filmmaker and artist, Amir Yatziv, and Israel Museum curator, Lola Vilenkin

Another Planet

Dir.: Amir Yatziv
| 48 minutes

Amir Yatziv presents an animated documentary about virtual models of Auschwitz. The film follows the creators of these virtual camps, each within their stimulated worlds, revealing the obsession with the representation of the Holocaust. This is a voyage into the depths of memory.

Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27
Thursday 21.12.17 21.12.17
18:00
18:00
Cinematheque 3
Cinematheque 3
2017-12-21 18:00:00 2017-12-21 19:00:00 Asia/Jerusalem Jerusalem Outsiders and Insiders <p>Short films and Conversation with Young Filmmakers</p><p>Contemporary insights of former religious and observant screenwriters-directors on Judaism and Modern Orthodox society in the 21st century. </p><p>From comedy to heartfelt drama, these short films bring to the screen a rebellious search of identity and place by young Jerusalem based filmmakers.  </p><p>Jerusalem is known for its variety of Jewish and religious identities and communities. How does the storytelling of young filmmakers is influenced by the city? </p><p><strong>Conversation with Jerusalem-based filmmakers following the screening</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Within Thy Walls  | Omer Sharon and Daniela Schnitzer </strong></p><p>Friday morning in Jerusalem. A man who hangs signs on the city's walls announcing the Sabbath becomes aware of the mundane lives of the local residents, far different  from the familiar image of Jerusalem. | Bezalel Academy of Art and Design |  7 minutes | Animation</p><p><strong>Shabbos Kallah | Aleeza Chanowitz</strong></p><p>Former Ultra-Orthodox Elka is having a hard time accepting the upcoming marriage of her best friend Daniella. At her "Shabbos Kallah" event, Elka tries to prove everyone that Daniela still needs her. |16 minutes | Fiction | The Sam Spiegel Film and Television School</p><p><strong>The Rabbi | Uriah Hertz</strong></p><p>Michael is a charismatic and admired rabbi at a Hesder yeshiva in Jerusalem.  A revealing confession by Gadi, his favorite student, shakes his familiar and secure world. | 20 minutes | Fiction | The Sam Spiegel Film and Television School</p><p><strong>The Gravedigger's Daughter | Shira Gabay</strong></p><p>Esther's father was a gravedigger who in his last will and testament left only one significant request: that one of his sons continue with his profession. In this traditional Sephardic North African home, Esther embarks upon a struggle to carry on her father's legacy over the objections of her family and community. | 17 minutes | Fiction | Ma'aleh School for Television, Film and the Arts</p><p><strong>Getting Serious | Matan Golomb</strong></p><p>A Jerusalem romantic comedy about a moderately orthodox young man who, when he meets the girl of his dreams, pretends to be more religious than he really is. | 20 minutes | Fiction | <strong>Ma'aleh School for Television, Film and the Arts</strong></p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

Jerusalem Outsiders and Insiders

Short films and Conversation with Young Filmmakers. Contemporary insights of formerly religious and observant screenwriters-directors on Judaism and Modern Orthodox society in the 21st century. 
Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27
Thursday 21.12.17 21.12.17
20:30
20:30
Cinematheque 3
Cinematheque 3
2017-12-21 20:30:00 2017-12-21 21:30:00 Asia/Jerusalem Libya – The Last Exodus <p>In the presence of filmmakers Ruggero Gabbai and David Meghnagi</p> Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque
In the presence of filmmakers Ruggero Gabbai and David Meghnagi

Libya – The Last Exodus

A film by Ruggero Gabbai, David Meghnagi | Dir.: Ruggero Gabbai
| 65 minutes

A moving portrait of the thriving Jewish community that once resided in Libya. From Italian colonization, through foreign domination, and delicate cohabitation with the local population, the film depicts the life of the Jews of Libya before they were forced to leave and never come back. 

Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27
Thursday 21.12.17 21.12.17
21:30
21:30
Cinematheque 1
Cinematheque 1
2017-12-21 21:30:00 2017-12-21 23:25:00 Asia/Jerusalem Closing Film Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

Closing Film

Darkest Hour

Dir.: Joe Wright
| 125 minutes

The film follows Winston Churchill’s first four weeks as Prime Minister in 1940 – the Darkest Hour, with the Second World War raging and Europe’s future at stake. Churchill (masterfully portrayed by Gary Oldman) endures the toughest tests of his leadership.

Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27

A Time of Light // Exhibition

A Time of Light is a time for creation. These are moments captured by the camera lens or the painter’s brush, that present the beauty of the land, from valley to mountain. The late Hebrew film researcher Yaakov Gross left behind a fascinating and diverse collection of pictures, postcards, posters, and paintings created by him and by the pioneers of Hebrew film – Yaakov Ben Dov and Baruch Agadati, in whose footsteps he followed for more than half his life.

Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27
Wednesday | 29.11.17 to Friday | 31.12.27