The Week of Israeli Cinema is being organized in Kyiv


The “Week of Israeli Cinema” festival will be held in Kyiv on February 16-19 at the “Zhovten” cinema. The event is organized by the Arthouse Traffic film company and the Embassy of Israel in Ukraine.

About this reported on the website of the “October” cinema.

It is noted that the audience of the festival will be introduced to iconic Israeli films of recent years, which have already gained recognition in their homeland. The screenings will take place under the slogan “Cinema of Invincibility”, because Israel, like Ukraine now, is under constant military threat.

Program of the Week of Israeli Cinema

Opening film: “Image of Victory” (Tmunat Hanitzahon)
  • Country: Israel (2021)
  • Languages: Arabic, Spanish, Hebrew, German, English
  • Running time: 128 minutes
  • Genre: Historical war drama
  • Director: Avi Nesher
  • Starring: Joy Rieger, Amir Khoury

An epic canvas based on the real events of the War for the Independence of Israel. According to the plot, a talented and ambitious Egyptian director sets out to shoot a newsreel about a raid by Egyptian armed forces on the Jewish commune of Nitzanim. Trying to fill the footage with patriotic fervor, the hero finds himself in the epicenter of the battle and realizes that the real war has nothing to do with his expectations. Meanwhile, on the other side of the conflict is a young resident of the commune, who is faced with a difficult choice between civic and family duties.

“Good Morning Son” (Good Morning Son)
  • Country: Israel (2018)
  • Languages: Hebrew
  • Running time: 81 minutes
  • Genre: Drama
  • Director: Sharon Bar-Ziv
  • Starring: Sharon Bar-Ziv, Hadar Baruch

A moving story of love and resilience that shows the challenges military families face in Israel and around the world. In the center of the plot is a seriously wounded young soldier who is on the border between life and death. Family, friends and doctors, balancing between despair and hope, do everything possible and impossible for the boy’s recovery.

“Paris Boutique” (Paris Boutique)
  • Countries: Israel, France (2022)
  • Languages: English, French, Hebrew
  • Running time: 81 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Director: Marko Karmel
  • Starring: Nellie Taggar, Josephine Dray, Maurice Cohen, Batel Mosery

A heroine named Louise arrives on a business trip to Jerusalem, where she hopes to conclude a multi-million dollar deal. At the airport, she is met by Neta, a sassy taxi driver with a broken heart, who is trying to “divorce” a wealthy client for as much money as possible. Terrible, at first glance, the journey ends with both women finding true friendship and love in the narrow streets of the Old City.

“Here we are!” (Here We Are)
  • Countries: Israel, Italy (2020)
  • Language: Hebrew
  • Running time: 94 minutes
  • Genre: Drama
  • Director: Nir Bergman
  • Starring: Shai Avivi, Noam Imber

The tape tells about a devoted father Aaron and his adult son Uri, who has autism. The small family has little contact with anyone and lives comfortably in its own little world, full of mundane affairs. However, the circumstances are such that Uri has to move to a specialized institution. Then Aaron decides to organize an escape, because he believes that the separation will harm his son. However, perhaps it is the father who is not ready to accept the growing up of his child?

The tape was included in the official program of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival and received the Israel Film Academy Award in the same year for the best direction, screenplay, acting in the first and second plans.

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