The 9th annual Other Israel Film Festival has announced its complete lineup of feature and short films. The festival, which provides a platform to engage with some of the challenges of Israeli society through films and conversations with special guests, runs from November 5 -12 at the JCC Manhattan on 76th St. and Amsterdam Ave., as well as at Cinema Village and other locations throughout the city.
“Censored Voices,” which won Best Documentary at the Ophir Awards (Israel’s equivalent of the Academy Awards), was previously announced as the festival’s opening night film, while the documentary “Women in Sink” will close the festival. Following screenings at Cannes and TIFF, “Dégradé,” directed by twin brothers Tarzan and Arab Nasser, will have a Special Feature screening on closing night, marking the film’s New York premiere.
“From the candid conversations of Arab/Israeli women in a Haifa beauty shop, to the refugee crisis in Tel Aviv and the hopeful business collaboration of an Israeli and a Palestinian woman, this year’s slate ranges from provocative genre films to surprising documentaries and everything in between,” commented festival founder Carol Zabar.
Check out the complete lineup below, and watch an exclusive trailer with footage from the selections above.
New York Premiere
Dir. Eyal Sagui Bizawe & Sara Tsifroni
(60 min, Documentary, Israel, Hebrew & Arabic w/ English subtitles)
East Coast Premiere
Dir. Mor Lushi
(84 min, Documentary, Israel, Hebrew & English w/ English subtitles