26th Israel Film Festival

26th Israel Film Festival

Every step taken, every decision made, can change your journey and destination. The films selected this year at the 26th Israel Film Festival show any simple opportunity, can call for a new beginning.

29th of August - 2nd of September at The Projector

The Projector, 6001 Beach Road Golden Mile Tower #05-00, Singapore 199589


LONGING

When a well off middle-aged bachelor suddenly learns that a former girlfriend secretly gave birth to his son 20 years ago, he finds himself stuck at a crossroad. What should he do?

Director Savi Gabizon returns after a 14-year hiatus with this black comedy about parenthood and death.

Accolades:
2017 Israeli Academy Award - Best Screenplay and 12 Academy Award Nominations
2017 Jerusalem International Film Festival – Audience Award and Best Script Award

29th of August 2018 - 8pm

Director: Savi Gabizon
Duration: 103 minutes
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
Advisory: Sexual Scene
Rated: M18
Standard ticket: S$ 13.50

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The Testament

The team working to preserve the site races against the clock, as the Austrian town of Lendsdorf prepares to build on the site and demands proof of a mass grave. Witnesses are few and no one knows the exact location of the mass grave.

Halberstam must find it before the deadline set by the court runs out. While going through some classified testaments taken for an earlier investigation, Halberstam is startled to find his own mother’s name.

Accolades:
2017 Haifa International Film Festival, Israel film competition award

31st of August 2018 - 7.30 pm

Director: Amichai Greenberg
Genre: Drama
Duration: 94 minutes
Language: Hebrew, German, English with English subtitles
Rating: PG
Standard ticket: S$ 13.50

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Waltz with Bashir

Commemorating 10 years of WALTZ WITH BASHIR, an award winning, animated documentary based on the memoirs of Israeli director, Ari Folman.

The film begins with Ari’s friend telling him about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs.

Every night, the same number of beasts. The two men conclude that there's a connection to their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the early eighties. Ari is surprised that he can't remember a thing about that period of his life. To solve this mystery, he decides to meet and interview old friends and comrades around the world. He needs to discover the truth about that time and about himself. As Ari delves deeper, his memory begins to creep up in even more enigmatic images.

Accolades:
2009 Golden Globe Award - Best Foreign Language Film
2009 Oscar nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
45 wins & 59 nominations

1st September 2018 - 5pm

Director: Ari Folman
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: Hebrew, Arabic, German with English subtitles
Advisory: War violence and nudity
Rated: R21
Standard ticket: S$ 13.50

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Shelter

Lemon Tree meets John Le Carre in a subtle thriller set in Germany involving Mona, a Lebanese woman (Golshifteh Farahani), and Naomi, an Israeli Mossad agent (Neta Riskin) sent to protect their informant while recovering from plastic surgery for her new identity.

After completing a mission, the Lebanese informant, Mona is taken away to a safe house in Hamburg, Germany, where she awaits further instructions. Here she meets Naomi, a Mossad agent assigned back from sick-leave for a babysitting job – to protect Mona. But the easy assignment quickly turns into a labyrinth of espionage and intrigue inside the safe house.

Accolades:
2017 Israeli Academy Award Nomination for Best Actress (Neta Riskin) & Best Music

1st of September 2018 - 8pm

Director: Eran Riklis
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Duration: 93 minutes
Language: English, Hebrew, German, Arabic with English subtitles
Advisory: Some coarse language
Rating: NC16
Standard ticket: S$ 13.50

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The Cakemaker

A young German pastry maker travels to Jerusalem in search for the wife and son of his dead lover.

Thomas, a young German baker is having an affair with married Oren, but learns the hard way that his lover passed away in an accident. He then sets off for Israel to search for his lover's family. He finds himself working as an assistant in Oren’s widow’s café in Jerusalem in an attempt to seek answers and to find out more about the man he loved but knew nothing about. He forges relationships with his lover’s family without them realising anything about his past.

Accolades:
2018 Miami Jewish Film Festival – The Critics Prize

2nd of September - 4.30 pm

Director: Ofir Raul Graizer
Duration: 104 minutes
Language: Hebrew, German, English with English subtitles
Advisory: Some homosexual content
Rating: R21
Standard ticket: S$ 13.50

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Longing

When a well off middle-aged bachelor suddenly learns that a former girlfriend secretly gave birth to his son 20 years ago, he finds himself stuck at a crossroad. What should he do?

Director Savi Gabizon returns after a 14-year hiatus with this black comedy about parenthood and death.

Accolades:
2017 Israeli Academy Award - Best Screenplay and 12 Academy Award Nominations
2017 Jerusalem International Film Festival – Audience Award and Best Script Award

2nd of September 2018 - 7.30 pm

Director: Savi Gabizon
Duration: 103 minutes
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
Advisory: Sexual Scene
Rated: M18
Standard ticket: S$ 13.50

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Location Map

The Projector

The Projector, Singapore

MRT & BUSES

Get off at Nicoll Highway Station along the Circle Line. Golden Mile Tower is a 5 min walk away. Bugis and Lavender stations are both 13 mins away.

Refer to map for buses and bus stops.

Take the lifts next to the Box Office on the ground floor lobby in front of the building (where the buses leave for Kuala Lumpur). We are at Level 5.
VEHICLE

Drive along Beach Road towards the city and look out for the sign indicating Golden Mile Tower Carpark.

Park on Level 5 – look out for a short flight of steps that lead towards grey doors that lead directly toward our cinema foyer.

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