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A BOTTLE IN THE GAZA SEA
"[For] anyone who's just interested in a gripping, unsentimental drama with a lot of action and a pacifist message of hope and reconciliation, A Bottle in the Gaza Sea is must-viewing."
- Jeff Henrich, Montreal Gazette
"Heartfelt! [Bottle] is a gentle pairing of youthful idealism and tenacious hope."
- Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
"This is the story of people who dream big and find a commonunderstanding...No matter where your sympathies lie,it's hard not to get behind that."
- Robert Levin, AM New York
Winner - Audience Award (Screenplay) - Angers Film Festival
"Excellent! Atmospheric, tense, smartly crafted - ALIYAH is one of the best films this year!"
- Gary Goldstein, The Los Angeles Times
"[ALIYAH] has a crackling pyschological intensity."
- Stephen Holden, The New York Times
"Drama-Cum-Thriller from budding auteur Elie Wajeman!"
- Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
Official Selection - SXSW Film Festival
"The simple sweetness of this heartfelt effort arrives as both endearing and culturally provocative."
- Toddy Burton, The Austin Chronicle
"A gem of a film, beautifully shot and perfectly cast!"
- Mary Glucksman, Filmmaker Magazine
"ARRANGED is a must-see in this globalized world!"
- Alex Navissi, The Daily Texan
"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
BYE BYE GERMANY
"... it tells an unusual story with gusto, enlivened by an enjoyable performance from Moritz Bleibtreu as a joker whose way with a punchline probably saved his life."
- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
"Covering dark subject matter with a light touch is a difficult balance to achieve, and Es war einmal in Deutschland (Bye Bye Germany) gets it rightâ€¦."
- Oliver Johnston, The Upcoming
"...an entertaining, watchable take on the oppressed-minority-comeback genre."
- Lee Marshall, Screen Daily
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
"[Chronicles] the rise and fall of the beachside snack stand, with the humble hot dog joint standing in as a symbol for the American Dream..."
- New York Observer
"...shows the tremendous highs and lows that came along with founding a New York City institution, and takes the audience along for a whirlwind trip down memory lane."
- AM New York
"...a unique and intimate look into almost 100 years of his family's history and the history of New York City, using the hot dog as a lens. "
- Wall St Cheat Sheet
FOR A WOMAN
Official Selection - Brussels Film Festival
Official Selection - Santa Barbara Int'l Film Festival
"Luminous! [A] beautifully crafted historical melodrama!""
- Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
"Director Diane Kurys paints an evocative, witty portrait of love, longing, ideology and desolation in post-World War II France. "
- Marci Schmitt, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"This is engrossing stuff, not only in the remarkable details of the parents' lives, but in the psychological nuance with which Kurys imagines them."
- Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
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
"A truly heartfelt and absolutely delightful film, rich with both comic and dramatic episodes, that I would recommend to anyone!"
- Christina Zawadizsky, BookRoom Review
"There's an overall sense of grassroots intimacy [with] beauty at the core."
- Robert Bell, Exclaim.ca
"Inspiring! Powerful [and] delightful!"
- David Crumm, Read the Spirit