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Best Films of 2017
Everything is Broken Up and Dances, starring and directed by Nony Geffen - a difficult film about a young man suffering from PTSD, about living with war and getting on with life.
In Between (Bar Bahar) -- Maysaloun Hamoud -- a compelling story about three Palestinian Israeli women, who are caught between their traditional society and the allure of the independent and open lifestyle of Tel Aviv.
An Israeli Love Story – Dan Wolman - a tragic, yet overwhelmingly compelling story, set during the tumultuous period of the end of the British Mandate.
The Cakemaker – Ofir Raul Graizer - a surprisingly tender romantic story about a German man who runs a coffee shop in Berlin.
Foxtrot - Samuel Maoz -- a brilliant and provocative prize-winning film which offers a shocking and effective cinematic criticism of the military establishment.
Longing – Savi Gabizon – a touching story of family and bereavement.
Maktub – Oded Raz – a sentimental story about good deeds and helping make people’s wishes come true, starring two wonderfully ethnic characters!
Norman, The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer -- Joseph Cedar - starring Lior Ashkenazi and Richard Gere - a hard-hitting look at the relationship between American Jewry and the political leadership of Israel.
Scaffolding - Matan Yair – a story about Israeli high school kids who have been categorized as illiterate and also about a teacher who succeeds in making a difference in the lives of these kids.
And the TV series –
Fauda -- Assaf Bernstein – an action series about an elite unit doing undercover work in the West Bank.