Rebecca is the only daughter of an Orthodox Jewish family living in Jerusalem. Unhappy with the reality of her life, Rebecca secretly exposes herself to the secular world. One day she runs away from her family to a kibbutz in the desert with a young man.
The Fiddler on the Roof (1971) Norman Jewison, Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Drama, Family, Musical
At the beginning of the twentieth century, Jews and Orthodox Christians live in the little village of Anatevka in the pre-revolutionary Russia of the Czars. Among the traditions of the Jewish community, the matchmaker arranges the match and the father approves it. The milkman Reb Tevye is a poor man that has been married for twenty-five years with Golde and they have five daughters. When the local matchmaker Yente arranges the match between his older daughter Tzeitel and the old widow butcher Lazar Wolf, Tevye agrees with the wedding. However Tzeitel is in love with the poor tailor Motel Kamzoil and they ask permission to Tevye to get married that he accepts to please his daughter. Then his second daughter Hodel (Michele Marsh) and the revolutionary student Perchik decide to marry each other and Tevye is forced to accept. When Perchik is arrested by the Czar troops and sent to Siberia, Hodel decides to leave her family and homeland and travel to Siberia to be with her beloved Perchik….
Harry og kammertjeneren / Harry and the Butler (1961) Bent Christensen, Osvald Helmuth, Ebbe Rode, Gunnar Lauring, Comedy, Family
Set in the late fifties in Denmark the poor junk yard assistant Harry inherits some money. He decides to use the money to hire a butler. The butler isn’t too keen on the job at first, but he takes it because there aren’t that many butler-jobs around at the moment. In the beginning both of them don’t know what to expect of the other, but find a way to satisfy both of them. The people in the neighborhood at first make jokes about Harry and his butler, but in the end they start to accept him when he starts to help them.
Ben (Lior Ashkenazi, “Walk on Water”) has always affectionately entertained his son Eli’s (Yuval Shevakh) mischievous behavior. Their profound connection seems secure as Eli approaches his tumultuous teenager years. But when the police arrest Ben under suspicion of bribery, Eli has to face the possibility that his father is morally fallible. Ravid’s film about the conflict between disillusionment and faith delivers a touching story without any simple answers.
Giborim Ktanim / Little Heroes (2006) Itai Lev, Avigail Ariely, Tzion Baruch, Daniel Damidov, Family
A girl’s heroic spirit and her faithful dog’s phenomenal courage join to perform an impossible rescue! Snubbed by her small-town neighbors, Charley Wilson and her German shepherd Fuzz, meet a true friend in Alonzo – a gruff old farmer who admires Charley and Fuzz for their funny antics and sense of real adventure. When Alonzo finds himself in big trouble that threatens his very life, it’s girl and dog to the rescue! Charley and Fuzz help the entire town see how prejudice hurts everybody, as they prove that miracles-the heroes-come in all sizes.
One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing (1975) Robert Stevenson, Peter Ustinov, Helen Hayes, Derek Nimmo, Family, Adventure, Comedy
Lord Southmere escapes from China with a microfilm of the formula for the mysterious “Lotus X”, and is captured by Chinese spies who have been instructed to retrieve the microfilm from him. Escaping from his captors, Lord Southmere hides the microfilm in the bones of a large dinosaur at the National History Museum. However, he has been followed into the museum by the spies, so Lord Southmere asks Hettie, (his former nanny), to retrieve the microfilm before the spies can find it. He is then promptly recaptured by the head spy, Hnup. Hettie, and her friend Emily (another nanny), devise a plan for a group of nannies to search for the microfilm, but they are unsuccessful in their endeavors. The spies then decide to steal the dinosaur, but are outmaneuvered by Hettie and Emily, who – with a young nanny named Susan – take the dinosaur skeleton on an unforgettable journey around the countryside. When Hettie’s two young charges, Lord Castleberry and his younger brother, Truscott, also become …
Anashim Ketumim / Orange People (2013) Hanna Azoulay Hasfari, Rita Shukrun, Yoram Toledano, Drama, Family
Grandma Zohara occupies a special role within the Moroccan community within Israel. By cradling an object brought to her by her clients, Grandma Zohara gains access to the family’s past through her dreams. This allows her to advise families on future decisions. Lately, however, Grandma Zohara is tiring and begins searching for someone to take over this role. She discovers that the only other person endowed with the power of dreaming is her daughter, Simone, who has different plans for her future. With support of Simone’s sister, Fanny, who arrives unexpectedly from Paris, Simon gathers the strength to resist her mother’s pressure and to pursue her own desire. Together the sisters wage battle for Simone’s independence and creativity.
Na samote u lesa / Secluded, Near Woods (1976) Jirí Menzel, Josef Kemr, Zdenek Sverák, Daniela Kolárová, Comedy, Drama, Family
Panter Lavan / White Panther (2013) Danni Reisfeld, Ze’ev Revach, Yevgeny Orlov, Meytal Gal, Drama, Family, Sport
In the 1990’s a million former USSR Jews arrived in Israel. The immigrants were despised by the local population who feared their ‘invasion’. While many embraced the Israeli lifestyle, others chose to live in self-made Russian ghettos. These ghettos were a fertile ground for the creation of self-hating Jewish skinheads. ‘White Panther’ is the story of Alex, a young Russian immigrant who joins a skinheads’ gang, led by his older brother. An unexpected meeting with David, a religious Moroccan Jew, gives Alex a chance to pursue his longtime dream of becoming a boxer like his father. Alex finds himself torn between his two father figures – his violent older brother and his new Jewish trainer, only to find out the truth about those he so admires.
Cekmeceler / Drawers (2015) Caner Alper, Mehmet Binay, Ece Dizdar, Tilbe Saran, Taner Birsel, Drama, Family, Mystery
Deniz, 33, ends up in a hospital after a traumatic night and has to face the ghosts of her past: Soon after the divorce of her parents, she is left behind at the age of five. Her father’s control on her childhood’s sexual discovery, drove her into a life full of parties, men and sex. After 25 years of her painful but liberating journey and finally months of hospital recovery, she manages to discover herself and furthermore the hidden secrets in her family drawers…