10th Annual Israeli Film Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for the 10th annual Israeli Film Festival
Sunday May 21, 2017 at Temple Israel
#1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Dr., St. Louis, MO 63141

ENJOY TWO ISRAELI FILMS AND ISRAELI-STYLE FARE DURING INTERMISSION!

 

        3:30 pm: A Borrowed Identity
In this award-winning film, written by Sayed Kashua, gifted Eyad, a Palestinian Israeli teenager, is given the opportunity to attend a prestigious boarding school in Jerusalem. As he desperately tries to fit in with his Jewish schoolmates and into Israeli society, Eyad develops a friendship with Johnathan, a Jewish boy with muscular dystrophy, and gradually becomes a part of the home which Johnathan shares with his mother. After falling in forbidden love with Naomi, a Jewish schoolmate, Eyad leaves school when their relationship is discovered. He comes to realize that he will have to sacrifice his identity in order to be accepted. Faced with a choice, Eyad makes a decision that will change his life forever.
104 Minutes - Hebrew with English subtitles
Suitable for middle school and above

 

6:30 pm: The Wedding Doll
Nominated for nine Israeli Academy Awards, this film tells the story of Hagit, a young Israeli woman with mild mental deficiencies, who works in a toilet paper factory. She lives with her mother, Sarah, a divorcee who gave up a life of her own for her daughter. Hagit strives for independence, and Sarah is torn between her desire to protect Hagit, and to have a bit of life of her own. When a relationship develops between Hagit and the son of the factory owner, Hagit hides it from her mother. The announcement of the closing of the factory shakes Hagit and Sarah's lives, and jeopardizes Hagit's love story.
90 Minutes - Hebrew with English subtitles
Suitable for high school and above

 

Attend one or both.
This program is co-sponsored by Temple Israel's Israel Engagement Committee, the St. Louis Israeli community, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis through its Year of Civil Discourse Initiative which is funded by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and with the generosity and support of the Kranzberg Family Foundation, Lubin-Green Foundation and Staenberg Family Foundation, which are supporting foundations of Jewish Federation of St. Louis.


$5 suggested donation to cover refreshments.
RSVP required using the secure form below.

 

Questions? Contact Lisa @ lhirshberg@ti-stl.org or 314-432-8050.