THE WOMEN’S BALCONY — Review by Susan Granger

The highest-grossing film in Israel in the past three years, this good-hearted, yet provocative comedic drama is about the power of women in a battle against modern religious fundamentalism. Continue reading…

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Jerusalem Film Festival 2014: Top Awards to Female Filmmakers – Jennifer Merin reports

jerusalemfilmfestlogo60,000 viewers who attended the 2014 Jerusalem Film Festival (July 10-20, 2014) enjoyed an outstanding program of local and international cinema.despite heighten concerns for security in Israel. Many of the programmed films use character-driven narratives to explore current social and political trends in Israel. A wide range of 24 awards with a cash value of some $80,000 indicate festival highlights. And, most unusual, a majority of the awards went to female filmmakers. Read more>>

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