Author: Gabor Por

200 Shekel bill with Nathan Alterman on it

Reflections on “Bird in the Room” (2015, Israel, 67 min)

Every nation has its heroes. Some adore athletes, others soldiers, or actors, or rich people or politicians, or clergyman. OK, it is a generalization at least in two ways, because not everyone in a given nation will adore the same kind of people and you can have more than one...

Blindness / Zacma screenshot

Recent changes to this site (January 2019)

I did a few update to the site, hopefully making it more user friendly. The trailers on the individual films’ pages are now showing correctly (if they exist.) By correctly I mean that they are on the correct position, right below the films’ details and scale exactly to the width...

ZsiFi tent

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Films added to JewisFilmFestivals.org in April 2016

In the month of April I added 77 films to this site. Some of them are old, others are new. There are shorts, feature films, documentaries and TV series among them. In the list below I used the English title for all them, but many of them are from other...

Review: In Search of Israeli Cuisine (2016, Israel, 97 min)

Take one part of each: travelogue, anthropology, cooking show, business study, biography, add a whole lotta color and spice and you just created the movie In Search of Israeli Cuisine. You also need some cash, so you ran a successful Kickstarter campaign and then turned it into a PBS movie...

Review: Once in a Lifetime / Les héritiers (2014, France, 105 min)

If this is the first movie you saw in the genre of “rambunctious and diverse class of teenagers encounter an inspiring teacher and through a transformative experience come together and change for the better” you will really enjoy it. But if you’ve seen one or more of this type you...

Review: Women in Sink (2015)

The title of movie, Women in Sink,  is a clever pun, intended to show how similar the women are who frequent a hair salon. Let me add another water related quote from Rumi: “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.” On one hand...

Review: East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem (2014, Israel)

Sometimes it is hard to separate essence and style. In the case of the documentary titled “East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem“ I fully agree with its message of positivity and humanity. I agree with the idea that personal connections between people of any kind is a preventive method of avoiding or reducing...

Disjointed stream of consciousness

Review of I Think This Is the Closest to How the Footage Looked When you are grieving your usual thought processes and mental models can break down. This can result in broken up speech. This was expertly reenacted in the short film about a double loss. The speech pattern was so...