Tuesday, August 07, 2012

20th Israel Film Festival

Looking at the Calendar of Film Events on the right hand sidebar, it does seem like a busy September this year with various programmes lined up for the cinephile, amongst which the 20th anniversary of the Israel Film Festival (5-11 September) at The Cathay Cineplexes, will begin ticketing from this Friday 10 August.

6 award-winning films have been selected for this year's festival, with Sundance winner Restoration being the opening film, as well as the showcasing of Oscar nominee Footnote. Women in Israeli cinema are also given a spotlight with three women-centric films in My Lovely Sister, a poignant melodrama about sibling rivalry and reconciliation, Jellyfish, the story of three very different Tel Aviv women whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life, and The Secrets, which tells the story of two brilliant young women who discover their own voices in a repressive orthodox culture. Last but not least, there's Intimate Grammar, an adaptation of the acclaimed novel “The Book of Intimate Grammar” by David Grossman.

Gracing this year's edition of the festival will be Restoration’s screenwriter, Erez Kavel - Winner of the screenplay award at Sundance world cinema competition (2011) as well as the Crystal globe at Karlovy Vary Film Festival (2011).

For more details about the Festival and to keep abreast of festival happenings, check out this Facebook link.

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