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Titles from Israel
"A freshness of observation and a sparky sense of wonder about its protagonists means that Michael Vinik's debut feature retains the keen edge of authentic experience."
- Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter
"Seriously, this movie bleeds cool in a way a lot of American indies only wish they could. But the coolest part? Watching two angsty teenage girls fall for each other."
- Daniela Costa, AfterEllen.com
"Michal Vinik's fresh, frank look at coming out and coming of age in contemporary Israel."
- Guy Lodge, Variety
Winner - Best Screenplay - Award of the Israeli Film Academy
"Released as the settlements on the Gaza Strip were being dismantled, Cedar's film offers a refreshing new perspective of them and a sly critique of their origins."
- Ken Fox, TV Guide
"Remarkable! A winningly heartfelt little gem!"
- Jen Johans, Film Intution
"Always engaging to watch! A very warm and character-driven film that tackles the very timely, provocative subject of racial discrimination in a surprisingly gentle way."
- Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
EAST JERUSALEM WEST JERUSALEM
"While collaborations like this aren't unprecedented, the timing and scope of this project has far-reaching effects. The album is good; the making-of documentary is extraordinary."
- Jordan Hoffman, Vanity Fair
"At a time when Israel and Palestine seem as hopelessly divided as ever, the documentary shows how artistry can wrestle with heavy societal themes to inspire personal, soul-stirring music."
- Zach Sharf, IndieWire
"...Israeli filmmakers Erez Miller and Henrique Cymerman manage to inject a sense of optimism into a conflict that often seems desperate and without solution."
- Andrea R. Vaucher, The Wrap
FOR MY FATHER
Nominated - Best Supporting Actor - Award of the Israeli Film Academy
"Quite simply the most powerful and moving films I can remember seeing in years!"
- Eric Alterman, The Huffington Post
"Rich, moving [and] beautifully performed...I absolutely and unequivocably recommend it!"
- James van Maanen, TrustMovies.com
"A satisfying small film with a generous helping of privileged moments in which the characters can just be."
- George Robinson, The New York Jewish Week
Official Selection - Warsaw Int'l Film Festival
Official Selection - IDFA
"Superb! [An] extraordinary film!"
- Andrew Billen, The Times (UK)
"A quite exceptional hour of film-making that kept delivering emotional impact to the very end."
- John Grace, The Guardian (UK)
"Devastating in how powerfully it reached into the living heart of our dark past."
- Bernadette McNulty, The Daily Telegraph (UK)
"A discovery at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, IN BETWEEN hails from Israel, and is one of the best recent films to come out of that country, or anywhere for that matter."
- Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com
"[A] breezy, light-hearted dramedy of girl power..."
- Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter
"[An] energetic feature debut...compelling...While the entire cast is aces, the three leads, and the chemistry among them, are especially fine..."
- Alissa Simon, Variety
Official Selection - Toronto Int'l Film Festival
"Absorbing and touching!"
- Ray Bennett, The Hollywood Reporter
"An honest and movie look at just how hard it is for love to conquer all."
- Nora Lee Mandel
"A triumph in every sense of the word...Israeli import Jaffa is downright fantastic!"
- Sara Michelle Fetters, Movie Freak
OFF WHITE LIES
Official Selection - Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival
"Charming...full of wit, [and] sex appeal! Vibrant with juicy young cinema."
- Yair Raveh, Cinemascope
"A fast-paced, heart warming debut - a story that's as funny as it is moving."
- Mara Klein, Nisimazine
PEACE AFTER MARRIAGE
"[I]t's refreshing to see a lighthearted MuslimJewish romantic comedy without a heavy political agenda."
- Jay Weissberg, Variety
- E. Nina Rothe, The Huffington Post
Winner - Best Feature Film - Brussels Jewish Film Festival
Official Selection - Rotterdam Int'l Film Festival
"One of Tribeca's finds of ! It also features the most complex role for an actress in the festival thus far."
- Kent Turner, Film Forward
"A masterful project!"
- Howard Feinstein, indieWIRE