A rabbi’s son dreams of becoming an actor. He becomes a great star in Vienna, but success does not relieve his guilt and homesickness. The restored print of this rare silent film premiered at this year’s Berlinale.
2018-08-05 16:30:002018-08-05 18:45:00Asia/JerusalemThe Ancient LawCinemathequeJerusalem Cinematheque
Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. This documentary tells her story.
An 80-year-old man sets out to take revenge on the SS officer who executed his parents, but instead, finds his 70-year-old son who avoided his father throughout his entire life. The two old men embark upon a bittersweet journey to meet surviving witnesses of the wartime tragedy.
A deep dive into the rarefied world of contemporary art where everything can be bought and sold, The Price of Everything is a stunning expose of the role of art in today’s consumerist society. A fascinating documentary from Award-winning filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn (My Architect).
2018-08-04 12:15:002018-08-04 13:55:00Asia/JerusalemThe Price of EverythingCinemathequeJerusalem Cinematheque
Jacques, a French writer with AIDS, falls in love with young Arthur: this is Jacques’s last love and Arthur’s first. Christophe Honoré’s new film is an exciting and touching work featuring outstanding lead performances.
Elena Ferrante has captivated millions of fervent fans since the beginning of her career in the 1990s. But her true identity remains a mystery. This documentary explores Ferrante’s oeuvre and attempts to identify what led to her success.
A Romanian nurse working in the US awaits her green card. But when the process veers off course, she realizes that America is not all she had hoped for. A sensitive and profound debut produced by renown Romanian director Cristian Mungiu.
Jamilia, the Soviet-Kyrgyz novel from 1958, become a Soviet classic even though the main character broke all the rules. The film takes us to Kirgizstan, where the book is still widely admired, to meet women who talk about Jamilia and reveal their own private lives and desires.
Yao visits his disabled parents in the village where he was born to celebrate the New Year. Had things been different, he might have announced his homosexuality. A delicate documentary about the struggle between identity and tradition.
2018-08-03 12:15:002018-08-03 13:40:00Asia/JerusalemThe Silk and the FlameCinemathequeJerusalem Cinematheque
A fascinating chronicle of the Metropolitan Opera’s history including archival footage, recordings, and interviews with legendary pillars of this great institution. A celebration for lovers of opera, architecture, and cinema at large.
2018-08-03 11:00:002018-08-03 12:50:00Asia/JerusalemThe Opera HouseCinemathequeJerusalem Cinematheque
Passionate and rebellious Mary Wollstonecraft finds a kindred spirit in poet Percy Shelley. When tragedy strikes and the couple lose their baby daughter, Mary strikes back, finding the courage to transform her pain into the world’s first science fiction novel, Frankenstein.
An intimate documentary that sheds light on the fascinating trajectory of Whitney Houston’s life. Using previously unseen footage, recordings, and interviews, Oscar-winner Kevin MacDonald reveals the mystery behind the spectacular voice.
After an all-night drinking binge, cartoonist John Callaghan finds himself confined to a wheelchair. Gus Van Sant’s new film is a bittersweet comic drama based on a true-life story, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, and Rooney Mara.
Yes Planet 8
Yes Planet 8
2018-08-04 12:00:002018-08-04 13:55:00Asia/JerusalemDon't Worry, He Won't Get Far on FootCinemathequeJerusalem Cinematheque
In 1998, Jasper, Texas, three white men commit the abhorrent murder of a black man. The crime leads Chantal Akerman to Jasper where she speaks to locals about previous crimes and the rise of white supremacist movements.
A Polish metalhead works in construction, building the world’s largest statue of Jesus. Following an accident, he has a face transplant—a life-altering circumstance that unveils unpleasant truths. Winner of Berlinale’s Grand Jury Prize.
In the late 1970s, a militia terrorizes a remote village in Philippines. When a doctor disappears, her husband sets out to search for her and faces a community ravaged by dictatorship and violence. A musical by renowned director Lav Diaz.
2018-08-01 17:45:002018-08-01 21:55:00Asia/JerusalemSeason of the DevilCinemathequeJerusalem Cinematheque
Set in contemporary Algiers, this sensitive debut interweaves three stories: past and present collide in a builder’s life; a woman is torn between reason and emotion; a neurologist struggles with war-time demons. Premiered at Cannes 2017.
2018-08-01 18:00:002018-08-01 19:55:00Asia/JerusalemUntil the Birds ReturnCinemathequeJerusalem Cinematheque
Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson), a family-law magistrate, is assigned a case involving a young man with an unusual outlook on life. Their meeting has immense emotional consequences. An impressive adaptation of Ian McEwan’s esteemed bestseller.
Yes Planet 8
Yes Planet 8
2018-08-03 13:00:002018-08-03 14:45:00Asia/JerusalemThe Children ActCinemathequeJerusalem Cinematheque
The incredible story of Avraham Sutskever, the greatest Yiddish poet, who saved manuscripts from the Nazis, survived WWII due to Stalin’s special rescue plane, testified in the Nuremberg Trials, and died anonymously in Tel Aviv.
2018-08-01 18:15:002018-08-01 19:35:00Asia/JerusalemBlack Honey, The Life and and Poetry of Avraham SutskeverCinemathequeJerusalem Cinematheque
Thomas is sent to a Catholic rehabilitation center in the alps. In time, he feels God’s spirit, but events interfere and set him at a crossroads. A humanistic, powerful film by esteemed French director Cédric Kahn.
When Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) loses his job and leaves home to fight a raging fire, his young son assumes the role of responsible adult, while his wife (Carry Mulligan) tries to take care of her family in different ways. Wildlife opened Cannes Critics Week to excellent reviews.
A bohemian author and his muse enjoy a tranquil vacation on a desert Mediterranean village when an armed gang appears with 250 kilograms of stolen gold. A stylized, fast-paced neo-Western featuring riveting cinematic techniques.
2018-08-01 20:15:002018-08-01 21:45:00Asia/JerusalemLet the Corpses TanCinemathequeJerusalem Cinematheque
Before going to war, three brothers reunite for one weekend to bury their father in their native kibbutz on the border with Lebanon. As war rages all around them, the two older brothers begin the same violent ritual training that was initiated by their late father, in order to prepare the youngest for his first war.
A musical drama that traces Soviet musician Viktor Tsoy’s attempts to make it to the top while facing cultural and personal challenges. Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov’s film recently premiered at Cannes.
A family living on a Native American reservation is informed that one of the sons has been killed in action in Afghanistan. Their grief is exacerbated by a bureaucratic struggle to repatriate his body. A powerful film by Iranian director Babak Jalali.
A surreal film combining historical events and the story of twins separated at birth. Twenty years later, they meet on the Orient Express: one, a wealthy woman; the other, an anarchist. A restored copy of the Caméra d'Or winner, Cannes, 1989.
A spectacular animated film. Four-year-old Kun’s life turns upside-down when his baby sister gets all the attention. But things improve when he discovers a magic garden where he meets his relatives at different points in their lives.
The Berlinale’s big winner, this film straddles the often-invisible line between fact and fiction. In her debut, Adina Pintilie embarks on a therapeutic investigation of human sexuality that strives toward liberating human intimacy.
2018-08-02 14:00:002018-08-02 16:05:00Asia/JerusalemTouch Me Not<p>Screening in the presence of actor <strong>Laura Benson</strong></p>CinemathequeJerusalem Cinematheque