Seret International Film Festival 6-17 May
We will be sponsoring three films at this year’s Seret film festival:
Foxtrot is an Israeli film written and directed by Samuel Maoz. It won the Grand Jury Prize Silver Lion at the 74th Venice International Film Festival where .It was also screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. It won the Ophir Award in Israel for Best Film, therefore becoming the Israeli entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards.
Plot: Michael and Dafna experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous mourning relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience one of life’s unfathomable twists – a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son.
Oslo Diaries (2018):
It is the year 1992. Israeli-Palestinian relations are at all time low. In an attempt to stop the bloodshed, a small group of Israelis & Palestinians meet in Oslo – secretly and against the law. The meetings that changed the Middle East forever were never officially sanctioned and were chronicled only by the negotiators’ diaries.
The Oslo Diaries provides new insights as to why peace has not been achieved in the longest ongoing conflict of our times. Personal diaries written by Israeli and Palestinian participants of the secret peace talks and archival footage create a dramatic journey into the backstage of Oslo accord.
Bar Bahar, In Between (2016):
Bar Bahar had its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival where it won the NETPAC Award for World or International Asian Film Premiere. It also won three awards at the 2016 San Sebastian Film Festival, and in had 12 nominations at the Ophir Awards in 2017 (won Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress).
Plot: Layla, Salma and Nour are three young women who share an apartment in Tel Aviv’s Yemenite quarter. The film chronicles their struggle to be true to themselves — as ambitious, educated, sexually liberated young women— whilst caught between a conservative Palestinian culture and a more liberal Israeli state that does not see them as equals.
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