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Indianapolis Israeli Film Festival

July 15-19, 2018

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The Third Annual Indianapolis Israeli Film Festival explores Israeli society through fascinating, humorous, inspiring, and controversial Israeli feature films and documentaries. $10 per film, $40 for a Festival Pass good for all five films!

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Sunday, July 15 |  7 pm

Maktub

Maktub

Maktub

After criminals Steve and Chuma end up as the sole survivors of a deadly terrorist attack, they begin granting wishes from notes that have been placed in the Western Wall.
Not Appropriate for Children.

Special Events
6:30 pm — Opening Reception at the Athenaeum, 7 pm screening also takes place at the Athenaeum

Awards
Winner of “best in world cinema” at the Sarasota Film Festival (2018)

General Information
Israel, 2017 | Comedy, Drama | Run Time: 100 minutes
Director: Oded Raz
Production companies: Firma Films

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Monday, July 16  |  7 pm

An Israeli Love Story

An Israeli Love Story

An Israeli Love Story

Based on the true story of the 1940s love affair between Pnina Gal and Eli Ben-Tzvi, son of Israel’s second president.

Awards
Nominated for best costume design at the Israeli Film Academy Awards (2017)

General Information
Israel, 2017 | Drama | Run Time: 93 minutes
Director: Dan Wolman
Production company: Hameragel Haboded Films, Israel Film Fund (support)

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Tuesday, July 17  |  1 pm / Wednesday, July 18  |  7 pm

The Testament

The Testament

The Testament

When Holocaust researcher Yoel examines classified files in an attempt to stop construction on land where a brutal massacre took place, to his surprise he finds a previously unseen testimony from his mother.

Awards
Winner of the Israeli Film Competition Award (2017)
Nominated for best film at the Venice Film Festival (2017)

General Information
Israel, 2017 | Drama | Run Time: 88 minutes
Director: Amichai Greenberg
Production company: Gum Films, Austrian Film Institute, FreibeuterFilm, Israeli Film Fund, Jerusalem Film and Television Fund, Keshet TV, Yes TV

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Tuesday, July 17  |  7 pm

Shelter

Shelter

Shelter

Israeli Mossad agent Naomi is sent to Hamburg, Germany to protect Mona, a Lebanese informant recovering from plastic surgery in order to assume her new identity. Stuck in an apartment together for two weeks, the relationship they develop is soon exposed to the inescapable threat of terror.
Not Appropriate for Children.

Awards
Nominated for best actress and best music at the Israeli Film Academy Awards (2017)

General Information
Israel, 2017 | Drama, Thriller | Run Time: 93 minutes
Director: Eran Riklis
Production Companies: Eran Riklis Productions, Heimatfilm, MACT Productions, Riva Filmproduktion

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Thursday, July 19  |  7 pm

The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfrid Israel

The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfrid Israel

The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfrid Israel

The story of Wilfrid Israel, a wealthy Jewish businessman and owner of Berlin’s largest department store in the 1930s, who helped save thousands of Jews and played a key role in the Kindertransport operation. Title sponsored by Myron and Myrna Weinberger; Myron will speak at the screening.

Awards
Winner of best documentary feature at the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (2017)
Nominated for best documentary feature at the DocAviv Film Festival (2017)
Nominated for best documentary film at the Scottsdale International Film Festival (2017)
Nominated for best documentary film at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (2018)

General Information
Israel, 2016 | Documentary | Run Time: 82 minutes
Director: Yonaton Nir
Production Company: Highlight Films

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Contact Roie Gonen at shaliach@jfgi.org.

 

 

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