Not in Tel Aviv
Not to be confused with the upcoming Jewish Film Festival, Berlin’s Israel Film Festival focuses on painting a pluralistic picture of life in the Jewish majority state.
A collection of 40 films – many in their European premiere – showcase independent Israeli filmmakers of all backgrounds, nicely echoing the growing presence of young Israeli artists in Berlin.
Opening with Alice, an award-winning drama about the dark chaos of a psychiatric nurse’s life, the festival’s three-day programme is chock-a-block with highlights. Reminiscent of Jim Jarmusch’s early works, Not In Tel Aviv (photo) by Nony Gefen is a clever surreal piece playing out in black and white.
Poignant features Six Acts and Youth deal with the turmoils of adolescents today, contrasted to the experimental humorous work by documentarian couple Dan and Noit Geva.
Also a selection of queer shorts and shorts by students of the renowned Sapir College. ‘Filmmakers In Focus’ presents the work of Berliner Daniel Carsenty. Many screenings to be attended by actors and directors.
ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN, Mar 20-23 | Moviemento