Films and documentaries by leading Israeli filmmakers will be screened during the AICE Israeli Film Festival in September. And the festival will award a $25,000 prize for the best film.
The movie Indignation is based on American-Jewish novelist Philip Roth’s 2008 autobiographical work that drew on his days at university in Pennsylvania. Film critic Don Perlgut rates it 4 out of 5 stars.
A spectacular production of Handel’s biblical oratorio, Saul, is bound for the 2017 Adelaide Festival with leading director Barrie Kosky at the helm.
Israel’s acclaimed Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company is in Australia later this month for the first time in 23 years to stage an exciting new production.
Leading Australian authors will join key international writers at this year’s Sydney Jewish Writers’ Festival, being held from August 27-28 to celebrate the quality of Jewish writing.
Artist Yvette Coppersmith, a finalist in this year’s $100,000 Archibald Prize, drew on the influence of popular actress Rose Byrne for her entry, a self-portrait titled Rose Burn.
The powerful film Septembers of Shiraz is set in Iran during the early days of the Iranian Revolution as a wealthy Jewish diamond and gem merchant gets caught up in the chaos. Read Don Perlgut’s review.
Artist Jeffrey Kelson has pinned his hopes on success in this year’s $100,000 Archibald Prize on the determined look of 94-year-old Holocaust survivor Moshe Fiszman.
Israeli filmmaker Tomer Heymann spent eight years making a documentary about Batsheva Dance Company’s artistic director Ohad Naharin. After breaking box office records in Israel, the film is now in Australia.
Some of the best new Israeli films and documentaries that screened at the Cannes Film Festival and at Docaviv in Tel Aviv are bound for Australia later this year.