Montreal Israeli Film Festival: An eclectic programming for its 13th edition

The 13th edition of the Montreal Israeli Film Festival (FCIM) will take place from Sunday, May 6th
to Thursday, May 17th, 2018. This year, the Festival offers an original and very relevant selection, promoting reflection,
exchange and sharing. Since its creation, the FCIM has been highlighting the diversity, richness and creativity of a cinema that is distinguished by its non-conformism and openness: confirmed filmmakers and young directors often give a daring and uncompromising look at their society and its culture, not limited to geopolitical conflict alone.

The program offers screenings (feature and short films, documentaries) inviting the Quebec public to exchange and share. All films may be screened with French or English subtitles at the Cineplex Cinema Forum.

Placed under the honorary presidency of Mr. Bernard Landry, Former Prime Minister of Quebec, the FCIM will present its opening film: The Testament by Amichai Greenberg: An historian, Yoel, supported by his faith and his work digs a long hidden secret that will cast doubt on his family history.

Among some of the other films:
A Land Without Borders by Michael Alalu and Nir Baram – documentary. After the writer Nir Baram began to lose his belief in a two-state solution, he sets out to see the occupation with his own eyes. He meets people on both sides of the conflict and asks tough questions. This film will be followed by a debate.

Maktub by Oded Raz – comedy. Steve and Chuma, two criminals, are the only survivors of a terrorist attack in a restaurant in Jerusalem. They decide to change their behavior and become angels.

The Cakemaker by Ofir Raul Graizer – drama. Tomas, a young and talented German baker, has an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who dies in a car accident. Tomas goes to Jerusalem to look for answers.

Longing by Savi Gabizon will be the closing film of the FCIM. A middle-aged single is upset when he learns that he has lost a son he did not know existed. During a luncheon with his former friend Ronit, Ariel is shocked to learn that they have had a son together, and that their son has just died.

The festival Jury is headed by Roger Frappier, its members includes Elie Castiel, Ina Fichman, Martin Gignac,
Ismaïl Houdassine, Irois Leger and Chantal Renaud.

The FCIM will present for the 9th consecutive year, the Jerusalem Foundation Prize to two student filmmakers, winners of a competition organized in several film schools in Israel. They will receive their prize accompanied by a scholarship. Their films will be screened at the opening night of the Festival. Next year, it will be an award-winning Quebec student who will have the privilege of presenting his film in Israel.

From May 6th to 17th, reserve your dates for the 13th edition of the Montreal Israeli Film Festival.

Screenings at the Cineplex Cinema Forum: 2313 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Montreal

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