Hebrew Films/Themes by Title
|Title||Call ID #
|Beyond the Walls
||Uri Barbash: Hebrew (English subtitles) 103 mins. 1994. The struggle between Arabs and Jews is one of the most well-documented and tragic issues of our day. Beyond The Walls places this conflict squarely within the confines of an overcrowded Israeli prison, where hatred simmers and contrasting ideologies come into intense, sharp focus.
|The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
||A haunting love story set amidst the beauty and turbulent political passions of Vittorio De Sica: Italian (English subtitles) 90 mins. 1971. prewar Italy. Academy Award winner in 1971 for Best Foreign Film. With Dominique Sanda and Lino Cappoliccio.
|The House on Chelouche Street
||Moshe Mizrahi: Hebrew (English subtitles) 111 mins.1973. Clara has brought her entire family to 'the promised land' with dreams of a better life. Opportunities are rare, however, and the best she can do is a job cleaning houses. Her son Sami is only 15, but he takes work in a machine shop to help his widowed mother provide for them all. His experiences become the focal point of the film, making this an engrossing coming-of-age drama. His unwitting encounter with a labor walkout and an affair with a woman ten years older throw Sami headlong into the adult.
|Late Summer Blues
||Renen Schorr: Hebrew (English subtitles) 101 mins.1987. Late Summer Blues opened the 1987 Jerusalem Film Festival to unanimous acclaim. Set in 1970 during the War of Attrition at the Suez Cana, director Renen Schorr's triumphant first feature chronicles events in the lives of seven Israeli students during the summer following high school graduation- a summer clouded by their impending induction into the army. A universal story of life under war's shadow, Late Summer Blues celebrates the innocence and idealism of youth while offering a grim reminder of the tragedy of war.
|Life is Beautiful
||Roberto Benigni: Italian (English subtitles) 116 mins. 1998. An inspired motion picture, Life is Beautiful, was nominated for seven Academy Awards winning five Oscars including one for Best Actor Roberto Benigni. In this extraordinary tale, Guido (Benigni) - a charming but bumbling waiter who's gifted with a colorful imagination and an irresistible sense of humor - has won the heart of the woman he loves and created a beautiful life for his young family. But then, that life is threatened by World War II ...and Guido must rely on those very same strengths to save his beloved wife and son from an unthinkable fate! Honored with an overwhelming level of critical acclaim, this truly exceptional, utterly unique achievement will lift your spirits and capture your heart.
||Steven Spielberg: English 197 mins. 1993. This Academy Award winning film tells the story of Oskar Schindler, who saved hundreds of Jews from certain death in Nazi-dominated Europe. Adapted from Thomas Keneally's novel and starring Ben Kingsley, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes.
||Dina Zvi-Riklis. Hebrew (English subtitles) 50mins. 1996