"World Cinema: Israel"

My book, "World Cinema: Israel" (originally published in 1996) is available from Amazon on "Kindle", with an in-depth chapter comparing and analyzing internationally acclaimed Israeli films up to 2010.

Want to see some of the best films of recent years? Just scroll down to "best films" to find listings of my recommendations.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ajami wins top Israeli Award

Big news!!

It was announced last night that the winner this year of the Israeli Ophir Award for Best Feature Film is the film Ajami, directed by Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani. The film which also won awards for best direction, script, editing and musical score is about issues of identity, crime, drugs, and the hardships of life in the Arab neighborhood of the same name in Jaffa.

The Ophir Award is named in memory of Shaike Ophir and the winner automatically becomes Israel's nominee for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.

See what I've written about Ajami.

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