Stories from Israel: Screening of Israeli Student Short Films Part 2
June 7, 2020
June 7, 1:00 PM | Post-Film Zoom Discussion
Tickets | $5
SUSHI, MEATBALLS AND EVERYTHING
Israel | Ma’aleh School | Comedy | 2018 | 10 minutes | Hebrew with English Subtitles
The road to meatballs is paved with good intentions. A young woman decides to stand up to her loving parents-in-law, once and for all. Directed by Liel Gur as her 2nd year project. Sushi, Meatballs and Everything won 2nd place in the Long Short Festival Tel Aviv in 2018.
Israel | Ma’aleh School | Drama | 2019 | 12 minutes | Hebrew with English Subtitles
Noa, a young girl trying to protect herself from the predator who roams freely around her home, tries to keep up appearances and seem happy in order not to undermine the innocence of her mother and younger sister. One night, when Noa relaxes her guard and finds herself exposed to danger, she manages at the last minute to escape from her house and seek refuge outside. Only then does she realize that her actions have transferred the danger to her younger sister. Directed by Shulamit LIfshitz as her 2nd year project. Noa won the Lyons Prize for Best Student Film (2019) and Best Narrative in the Widescreen International Student Competition, UK.
*This film contains mature material that may be upsetting and is not appropriate for those under the age of 16.
THE LITTLE DICTATOR (INSERT IMAGE)
Israel | Ma’aleh School | Drama | 2015 | 28 minutes | Hebrew with English Subtitles
Yossi Kleinmann, a dull history professor and expert on the political leaders of totalitarian regimes, feels unappreciated both by his students and his domineering wife. One weekend, at the 90th birthday party of his wife’s grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, Yossi finds himself in a surreal situation that forces him to face up to himself and his family. The film was created by the sister-brother team of Nurith and Emmanuel Cohn. Nurit directed the film. Emmanuel wrote the script and acts in the lead role. They are both Ma’aleh graduates. This film has won significant prizes in over 20 festivals, screened in over 30.