Israeli Film Festival of Paris from March 13 to 21, 2023
The Israeli Film Festival of Paris returns this year to the Majestic Passy.
Hélène Schoumann, the president and Armelle Bayou, the manager production, helped with a great team of volunteers selected 10 feature films, 6 documentaries and three films in the category Jewish Experience, Classic and a special 50 years on the Yom Kippur War will be screened all week at the Majestic Passy cinema in Paris.
Beautiful discoveries of short films: Pitom, Wedding in Jerusalem, Nool and an Israeli advertisement from the 60s shown before the screening of the films.
The artists are present at the screening of their films: director, actor: Michael Moshonov, Leon Prudovsky, Itamar Alcalay and Meital Zvieli, Adi Arbel, Yona Rozenkier, Eitan Anner, Mordechai Vardi…
GROSSMAN, directed by Adi Arbel
Screened Sunday 19 at 7:15 pm at the Majestic Passy in the presence of the director
Music : Jasmine Even
Since the early 1980s, David Grossman has taken his place at the center of Israeli culture and is one of the most profound, moving and influential voices in Israeli literature.
Director Adi Arbel paints a rare and intimate portrait of this writer and allows us to enter the depths of his work.
This film establishes the delicate and complex link between his novels and his personal life.
In an interview, David Grossman talks about the tragic death of his son and the impact it had on his work.
“I’ve learned something about my writing since my son Uri was killed: there is only one way to understand the slightest hint of what exists beyond the impenetrable wall of death, the feeling of non-existence. And yet, we feel the immensity of what it means to be alive right next to it – and that is through writing. That’s what I strive for in my writing, to exist in both places, just for a brief moment.”
The Camera of Doctor Morris, ITAMAR ALCALAY & MEITAL ZVIELI
Sunday, March 19 at 2pm.
In the 1950s, a young British couple arrives in the desert and decides to stay. It is the remote Eilat, the southernmost city in Israel. They begin their new life, while retaining their British soul. For decades, Dr. Morris filmed his family.
AMERICA – OFIR RAUL GRAIZER
Israeli film festival of Paris – Saturday, March 18 at 3:45 pm
In the presence of Michael Moshonov, Israeli actor, rapper, musician and TV host, seen in numerous films such as A Borrowed Identity, The Flood and Lost Islands.
Music by Dominique Charpentier
An Israeli swimming teacher living in Chicago returns to Israel after ten years of absence to bury his father. A return to a painful past marked by a series of events that will affect everyone’s life.
America, which, despite its title, takes place mainly in Israel, is the story of three people whose lives come together: Eli (Michael Moshonov), his childhood friend, Yotam (Ofri Biterman) and Iris (Oshrat Ingedashet).
MY NEIGHBOR ADOLF, LEON PRUDOVSKY
Saturday, March 18 at 7pm
May 1960: Polsky, a lonely and grumpy Holocaust survivor, lives in the remote Colombian countryside. One day, a mysterious German moves in next door.
Wouldn’t it be… Adolf Hitler? Detective in spite of himself, he will get closer to his neighbor than he would like.
Inspired by the fate of his grandmother who was never able to overcome the trauma of World War II, the filmmaker explains:
“I didn’t want to focus on Hitler and penetrate his evil mind. I wanted to take the point of view of a Holocaust survivor who is still suffering from it. With Dmitry, we said to ourselves that we should put ourselves in the head of the person who is living the trauma, not in Hitler’s.”
With David Hayman and Udo Kier.
KARAOKE – MOSHE ROSENTHAL
It opens the Israeli Film Festival in Paris this year. Screening on Saturday, March 18 at 13:30.
This film won the Ophirs Award for Sasson Gabai and Rita Shukrun.
Meir (Sasson Gabai) and Tova (Rita Shukrun) are a Mizrahi couple in their sixties who live in a huge new high-rise apartment building in Holon, whose marble lobby looks like it was modeled after Trump Tower.
A new neighbor moves into their building: Itzik Marciano (Lior Ashkenazi). Their daily life will then be turned upside down. This man to whom everything succeeds awakens their buried aspirations. What if they too had become artists? A comedy about Israeli society not to be missed!
BARREN – MORDECHAI VARDI
Israeli film festival of Paris – Sunday, March 19 at 4:15 pm
A young religious couple has no children. The husband travels to Ukraine to pray at the tomb of Rebbe Nachman so that he will answer his prayer. While he is away, a strange rabbi interferes in the home. When he returns, a strange miracle happens. How to accept and overcome it?
PODCAST FALAFEL CINÉMA ON FCIP
To listen to it : it’s here