Tel Aviv: le paradoxe

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Israeli cinema is on a creative high, scooping prizes at many of the major festivals over the past couple of years. The Forum des Images has decided to analyse the phenomenon, devoting five weeks to a comprehensive overview of Israeli cinema, from the 60s to the present day. It’s a really unique opportunity to discover 80 films, most of them never before shown in France, together with meetings, debates and round tables with the directors around the theme of ‘Tel Aviv: the Paradox’. This city, the heart of Israel’s film industry, had its own Nouvelle Vague in the 60s, and exerts a continuing fascination on cineasts, whose work reflects a frenetic city, full of contradictions and in constant evolution. Highlights of the program include the visit of director Eytan Fox (The Bubble, Le Chant de la Sirène) on 6 to 8 Nov, Amos Gitaï on the 15th, and the actress Gila Almagor on 25 to 27 Nov. Female directors are also in the spotlight, with Ronit Elkabetz and Karen Yedaya taking part in a round table on 3 Dec. Historians and journalists will join the film-makers to thrash out sociological and political issues on 12, 19 and 26 Nov, and young, up-coming directors are the focus of the final week. Find the full program here. (Until 6 Dec.)


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