13th Annual Israeli Film Festival
ENJOY TWO ISRAELI FILMS AND ISRAELI-STYLE FARE & REFRESHMENTS DURING INTERMISSION!
Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Temple Israel
#1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Dr., St. Louis, MO 63141
3:30 pm – 8:00 PM
$5 donation requested to cover the cost of refreshments
The film festival is open to the entire community. Guests are welcome to attend one or both films.
3:30 PM: AN ISRAELI LOVE STORY
Eighteen-year-old Margalit is an aspiring actress from northern Israel in 1947. While traveling to see a play in Haifa one day, she meets Eli, a devoted kibbutznik who is also passionate about his work in the pre-state Palmach Israeli army. After another chance encounter, the two fall in love. Margalit moves into Eli's kibbutz, and they set a wedding date, but Israel's harsh reality intervenes. The film is based on the true story of a young theater director and the son of Israel's second president, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi.
93 minutes – Hebrew with English subtitles
This film is suitable for middle school and above
6:00 PM: HOLY LANDS
A retired New York cardiologist leaves everything behind to start an unlikely pig farm in Israel, arousing the anger of the local community. His conflict with the town rabbi slowly turns to a friendship, leading the farmer to reevaluate his relationship with his estranged family, including his difficult ex-wife, his 34-year-old student daughter, and his playwright son. Through an emotional comedic journey, this dysfunctional group tries to make their way back to each other, renewing ties when they all need it the most.
100 minutes – This film is in English
This film is suitable for middle school and above and contains strong language; parental accompaniment is advised.
Questions? Contact Martina Stern at RSVP@TI-STL.org or 314-432-8050 x233.
This program is co-sponsored by Temple Israel's Israel Engagement Committee and the St. Louis Israeli community.