Love Letters to Cinema is a collection of ten "letters" in the form of short films (4 minutes each), written and directed by ten outstanding Israeli directors. The films and the directors ... See full summary »
In Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border, the Druze bride Mona is engaged to get married with Tallel, a television comedian that works in the... See full summary »
Daphne's life is peaceful. She has solid marriage with a successful lawyer, two charming children and a nice local bookshop. Recently her father passed away and left her a good deal of ... See full summary »
Mossad agent Naomi is called back from sick leave and assigned to a "babysitting" job. Under a new identity, she heads to Germany to protect Mona a beautiful Lebanese informant, whom ... See full summary »
Playoff tells the story of legendary Israeli basketball coach Ralph Klein. He became a national hero, when he made Maccabi Tel Aviv into European Champions in the late Seventies, one of ... See full summary »
An Israeli soldier is taken hostage by a small PLO squad in lebanon. The soldier planned to go on vacation and to fly to the world final soccer cup (mondial), he and his capturers share the... See full summary »
as an israeli and a "film buff" i anticipated this film who was supposed to elevate the israeli film industry which has officialy turned into a donation industry producing snutty movies that no one actually watch. the basic plot - tzomet volkan tells the tale of a group of mid 20's kriot residents who are trying to form a rock band, unfortunately only its talented singer - shelly ( the - not very convincing, oren shabo) gets an offer to perform in an israerli folk song festival, where the fame and money is. the rest of the group consists of a left wing journalist who wants to be heard, a soccer player who is a violent and a "control freak", 'kahana' the jim carrie of the bunch, among others
now, the movie isn't pretentious, it's made by one of the most prominent directors on israel, eran riklis, and it deals with the israeli society in one of its more controversial and interesting era: the one between the six day war that contributed to the israeli collective ego and the october (yom-kipur) war that dempolished it alltogether.
yet still, i found my self wondering how a 102 min. film feels like a four hour saga that doesn't seem to go anywhere except for the last half hour where all the tension that had mounted SLOWLY finally errupts. maybe we're not as skilled in the seventh art as we'd like to believe, maybe the 300,000$ budget makes the movie pale in comparison to it's mega-budget american counterparts. or maybe i'm just not into nostalgia. 7 out of 10.- wait till it comes out on video
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