Have you seen any of the films at this year's festival, or are you involved with any behind the scenes or on camera? What's the inside gossip?
What are your hot tips?
Well, it's a bit late to recommend anything now, but there were some outstanding films on offer (which makes me think I really must try to get to the festivl - I'll keep that typo, it looks charmingly Yiddish - this year as I've never been). I've seen Defamation - which was shown on Channel 4 recently. It's challenging and many people will disagree with many of Yoav Shamir's points and arguments, but for anyone not afraid of having their points of view shaken it's well worth seeing. Keeping Up With the Steins is both extraordinarily funny and heart-warming. Gefilte Fish and A Life both look great - did anyone get to see those two?
Thanks for the tips :)
Has anyone seen Ajami? Its a collaboration between Israeli Director Yaron Shani & Palestinian Scandar Copi set in a Jaffa neighbourhood and uses local, non-professional actors from the different communities. Does not sound like a bundle of fun but I think it was a brave undertaking and won the Sunderland Trophy this year. Anyone seen?
Not even heard of Ajami but it sounds fascinating - anything combining Israeli and Palestinian direction could hardly be anything else. I'll definitely keep an eye out for it.