The protagonist of ‘Synonyms’ refuses to speak Hebrew. Is that why director Nadav Lapid snagged the Jewish state’s first top prize in nearly 70 years of the Berlin Film Festival?
As Hollywood looks to mine B-movies for remakes, genre schlock has growing escapist appeal in Israel
Brush up on your history and learn more about the nominees
Joseph Cedar’s Footnote pits a Talmudic scholar against his academic son in a tale equal parts midrash, riddle, and Israeli political tragedy
Here’s what to root for
Director Joseph Cedar on Orthodox Judaism, The Social Network, and the nightmare scenario behind his latest Academy Award-nominated film
Israeli film ‘Footnote,’ Jonah Hill, Woody Allen among nominees
This Week in Israel: Obama and Netanyahu spar, a conglomerate is slapped for sales to Iran, the IDF changes uniforms, an Israeli wins at Cannes, and more
Samuel Maoz’s ‘Lebanon’ is the latest of three recent films about the 1982 Lebanon war
How an antiwar novel became a best-selling solace for Israeli soldiers and their families
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