Weinstein JCC Patrons of the Arts Presents the Fifth Annual Israeli Film Festival
Dedicated to fostering understanding of Israeli culture and access to Israel’s young but thriving film industry – the Festival Committee chooses films based upon various considerations such as awards or nominations, timely subject matter, and input from the film community. In order to bring our Patrons the best offerings, the full roster of films will be announced this fall.
FIFTH ANNUAL ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL
January 8 -11, 2014 at the Weinstein JCC
Members: $10 per film or $36 for all four films
Non-Members: $12 per film or $42 for all four films
Bethlehem tells the story of Razi, an Israeli Secret Service officer, and his Palestinian informant Sanfur. Sanfur is the younger brother of Ibrahim, a highly wanted Palestinian militant. Razi, determined to capture or assassinate Ibrahim, recruited Sanfur when he was just 15. Sanfur, who has always lived in his brother’s shadow, thrives on Razi’s atention. Now 17, he struggles to navigate between Razi’s demands and his loyalty to his brother, living a double life and lying to both. When the Israeli Secret Service discovers how deeply involved Sanfur is in his brother’s activities, Razi is accused of crossing professional lines and is ordered to sacrifice Sanfur in an upcoming attempt to assassinate Ibrahim. As preparations for the military strike are underway, both Razi and Sanfur are forced to make choices that will irreversibly change their lives.
Co-written by Israeli director Yuval Adler and Arab Journalist
Ali Waked, Bethlehem transcends perspectives, revealing
the impossible situations and moral dilemmas associated
with the dark and fascinating world of human intelligence.
Official Israeli Academy Award® Submission
Best Foreign Language Film
Winner 6 Ophir Awards, Including Best Picture
Official Selection, Telluride Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival