Hagiga — the Story of Israeli Cinema

The first installment focuses on Oscar- nominated film director, author and satirist Ephraim Kishon. A Holocaust survivor, Kishon became a celebrated author before moving into filmmaking in the early 1960s, directing such Israeli classic as Sallah Shabati – 1964 (nominated for an Oscar), Blaumilch Canal – 1969 (nominated for a Golden Globe) and The Policeman – 1972 (nominated for an Oscar, and winner of the Golden Globe award for Best Foreign Language Film. The following installment focuses on the second half of the nineties, when Israeli cinema almost disappeared as audiences migrated to television viewing. But towards the end of the decade, the Knesset passed the "Cinema Law" increasing budgets and bringing hope to a new generation of filmmakers such as Nir Bergman (Broken Wings), Eytan Fox (Yossi & Jager) and Joseph Cedar (Campfire). These fresh new films succeed locally and globally and in 2004 the Israeli box office achieved new heights.

52 minutes
Noit Geva

Shown at

  1. 21st Denver Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  2. 24th Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  3. Gainesville Jewish Film Fest - 2018
  4. Jewish International Film Festival (Australia) - 2015
  5. Jüdisches Filmfestival Wien: Servus Israel- 2018

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