Film

Trailer: The Gatekeepers

By Anna Sheinman, January 17, 2013

Oscar nominated documentary The Gatekeepers, directed by Israeli Dror Moreh, tells the history of Israel through the stories of six former directors of Shin Bet, Israel’s security service.

The six interviewees led the organisation between 1980 and 2011, and they speak candidly about their experiences in office and fears for Israel’s future direction.

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Ninety-nine-year-old film star

By Zoe Winograd, January 17, 2013

Young film - maker Ian Dingle has made a short documentary about the life of his 99-year-old great - great aunt Lotte Passer, who escaped Berlin before the war.

In the film, Ms Passer speaks about her travels around Europe and why she decided to remain in England. She eventually brought family members over to join her.

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More Golden Globe success for Homeland

By Zoe Winograd, January 14, 2013

Television series Homeland, based on the Israeli television show Hatufim, has had another successful year at the Golden Globes, winning Best Television Drama.

At the awards on Sunday night, Homeland’s Damian Lewis and Claire Danes were honoured with the Best Actor and Best Actress awards for their roles in the series.

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Awards recognition for Spielberg’s Lincoln bodes well for Oscars

By Anna Sheinman, January 9, 2013

Steven Spielberg’s US civil war drama Lincoln has dominated the nominations for this month's Bafta awards.

It was announced today that the film has received the most Bafta nominations, 10, including best film and best actor for Daniel Day Lewis.

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Walkout over Holocaust film music

By Jonathan Kalmus, January 3, 2013

A British conductor has dismissed as “unbelievable” a complaint that he had perpetuated Israeli and Holocaust “propaganda” by introducing music from Schindler’s List.

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Trailer: Parental Guidance

By Anna Sheinman, December 19, 2012

Parental Guidance, a new movie by Jewish director Adam Fickman will be released in the UK on December 26. Billy Crystal and Bette Midler play grandparents left to look after the grandkids. The film follows the havoc that ensues when old-school parenting and new-age kids collide.

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Israeli and Palestinian documentaries make Oscars shortlist

By Marcus Dysch and Anna Sheinman, December 5, 2012

Films made by Israelis and Palestinians have been named among the contenders in the best documentary category for the 2013 Academy Awards.

The Gatekeepers, directed by Israeli Dror Moreh tells the history of Israel through the stories of six former directors of Shin Bet, Israel’s security service.

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Polish film tells truth on home made massacre

By Nissan Tzur Krakow, November 22, 2012

A Polish film documenting crimes committed by Poles against their Jewish neighbours has provoked strong reactions in the country.

The movie, Aftermath, written and directed by Polish director Wladyslaw Pasikowski, is based on the events surrounding the Jedwabne massacre in July 1941 in Nazi-occupied Poland.

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Maureen Lipman blasts Jewish Mum TV series

By Sandy Rashty, October 18, 2012

Actress Maureen Lipman has attacked the “culture of humiliation on television” in reference to the Jewish Mum of the Year series currently being aired on Channel 4.

The Pianist star told the Telegraph: “It is very damaging, with antisemitism being what it is. Not to mention that being a Jewish mother is nothing like the way they portray it.”

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Gilad Atzmon’s idea of a joke: Anne Frank

By Sandy Rashty, October 18, 2012

The Frontline Club has insisted that no UK Jewish organisations asked it to cancel a screening of a film about the antisemitic Israeli musician, Gilad Atzmon.

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