Tag Archives: Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema

Shivah

Seven Days–released in Israel in 2008 as Shiva–is the second film in “The Amsalem Triology,” co-written and co-directed by actress Ronit Elkabetz in collaboration with her brother Shlomi Elkabetz. Once again, Ronit Elkabetz stars as “Viviane Amsalem” and Simon Abkarian co-stars as … Continue reading

Posted in Films/DVDs | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

CFIC ’14

Tzivi’s Take on the 2014 Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema The range of options included in CFIC ‘14 runs the full gamut from A to Z, and the bookends—A Place in Heaven and Zero Motivation—are both so good—and so different—that … Continue reading

Posted in Films/DVDs, Tzivi's Events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ophir Update/CFIC ’14 Sneak Peek

JLH UPDATE: Immediately after this post went live on JUF Online, Chicago friends contacted me to say that while Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem was not on the 2014 CFIC schedule (Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema), it was part of … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CFIC ’09

From Oct ’09 Spotlight: Kudos to the CFIC committee! Once again they have worked tirelessly to bring Metro Chicago a diverse and outstanding set of films, including features, documentaries, and television shows. There are twenty-six titles in all. Some shorts … Continue reading

Posted in Films/DVDs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments