All posts tagged film

Festival of films just for kids

From adventure to animation, children aged four to 14 can delight in some of the world’s best movies and shorts in the Children’s International Film Festival.

$10,000 boost for short films

LOCAL filmmakers who want to make a short film with a Jewish theme can apply to the Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) Short Film Fund for a grant from its

Love the boy bands

Self-proclaimed boy band fans go on emotional and formative journeys in a new documentary, I Used To Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story.

Grief hits home in Israel

The award-winning Israeli film Foxtrot, currently in Australian cinemas, attempts to respond to the country’s continuing cycle of conflict, with director Samuel Maoz offering a metaphor for Israeli life.

Award-winning Israeli film

CHARISMATIC Israeli high school teacher Matan Yair found more than personal satisfaction when he taught history and literature to troublesome students who had been rejected from the regular school system. […]

Portman’s powerful role

Jewish actress Natalie Portman expertly captures Jackie Kennedy’s mannerisms and style in a powerful and brave performance in the new movie Jackie. Read Don Perlgut's review.

Best of Israeli films

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.

Iranian revolution

Terror of the Iranian revolution

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.

Brilliant life of Steve Jobs

A new film on visionary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs focuses on three technology launches in 1984, 1988 and 1998 to give an insight into the charismatic man. See film critic Don Perlgut’s review.

Wartime search for identity

The German movie Phoenix, set in immediate postwar Berlin, raises important questions of personal identity, collaboration and betrayal. Read AJN critic Don Perlgut’s review (4 stars).