Israel

This complex portrait of female oppression in a Bedouin family will resonate universally.
She may have a mobile phone, driving lessons and a university education, but just how much freedom does a young Bedouin woman have? The answer is complicated and Israeli-Bedouin film Sand Storm fully conveys this complexity in a parent-daughter...
Security heads come clean in frank Oscar nominee.
ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL: 'I made a decision and x number of people were killed," says Yuval Diskin, the head of Israel’s internal security service Shin Bet from 2005 to 2011, remembering the draconian calls he routinely had to make during his...
Live-action/cartoon hybrid hurt by inconsistency.
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL: Nothing if not ambitious, Ari Folman’s long-in-production follow-up to his 2008 hit Waltz with Bashir is based upon a 1971 novel by Polish sci-fi master Stanislaw Lem—The Futurological Congress—and begins intriguingly, with...
ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL: Why do certain themes and images sometimes emerge in different films from the same country simultaneously? Every so often we hear of, say, two animated Hollywood films about ants. Back in the 1990s Australia managed to...