THE 2016 AICE Israeli Film Festival, which opens in Melbourne on September 14 and Sydney on September 15, features a range of contemporary movies and documentaries from leading Israeli filmmakers.
The line-up includes romantic comedies, a Holocaust mystery, a Bedouin family drama, a Polish-Israeli horror film and several new independent movies.
The opening night film is Firebirds starring Gila Almagor and a host of leading Israeli actors including Oded Teomi, Devora Keidar and Miriam Zohar.
The mystery drama by first-time director Amir Wolf, which earned an Israeli Academy Award for actress Dvora Kedar, is set around Amnon, a police detective who tries to solve a murder of an 80-year-old man found with a number tattooed along his forearm.
Festival director Richard Moore says that Firebirds is an uplifting dark comedy-mystery.
“We wanted a film with a great cast for opening night,” says Moore, who is at the helm of his second AICE Israeli Film Festival. “There is a great selection of films on the program ranging from comedy to drama and fascinating documentaries.”
Read the report by Danny Gocs in the Australian Jewish News.
[The 2016 AICE Israeli Film Festival is in Melbourne at Cinema Nova, Carlton from September 14-25 (Bookings: www.cinemanova.com.au) and in Sydney at Ritz Cinema, Randwick from September 15-25 (Bookings: www.ritzcinema.com.au).]