AICE ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION 2016 – interview with festival director Richard Moore

by GREG KING The 13th AICE Israeli Film Festival begins screening from September 14 at Melbourne's Cinema Nova and from September 15 at Sydney's Ritz Theatre. The opening night film is Firebirds. This year the festival has undergone some small changes. Greg spoke to festival director Richard Moore to find out more about the Israeli Film Festival Competition and the films screening. http://www.mediafire.com/dow…/e2fogy0z9h67h6c/210819_001.MP3 Continue reading

GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz Stars: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Sasson Gabai, Menashe Noy, Eli Gornstein. There have been some great and compelling courtroom dramas over the years which has provided some fireworks, such as Otto Preminger's Anatomy Of A Murder, A Few Good Men, The Caine Mutiny, and now we can add to this list the Israeli courtroom drama Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem. Winner of the Best Picture Award at the Ophir Awards (the Israeli equivalent of the Oscars), Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem was one of the Continue reading

ZERO MOTIVATION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Talya Lavie Stars: Dana Ivgy, Nelly Tagar, Shani Klein, Tamara Klingon. M*A*S*H meets The Office? Israeli cinema is producing some exciting films at the moment. The multi-award winning comedy Zero Motivation, which has been a huge box office success in its native country, screened at the Jewish International Film Festival in 2014, and is now gaining a limited cinema release. This deadpan black comedy is the debut feature film from Israeli director Talya Lavie, and it stamps her as an exciting new voice and a talent to watch. Many Continue reading

ROCK THE CASBAH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Yariv Horowitz Stars: Yorn Tumarkin, Roy Niki, Yotam Ishay, Iftach Rave. A lot of Israeli films have dealt with the complicated and controversial situation of Palestine and the West Bank, and many of them have been fairly critical of the Israeli government's position. And so it is with Rock The Casbah, a drama that first screened at the Jewish Film Festival in 2013. Rock The Casbah is the debut feature film from director Yariv Horowitz, who has worked in television and made a few short films. Horowitz was an army photographer in the 90s Continue reading