The Cutoff Man

In The Cutoff Man, director Idan Hubel returns to Nahariya once again. His three shorts, leading up to this, his first full-length film, all take place in this northern Israeli city. ┬áThe barren lands of Nahariya play a major part in this film, which deals with issues linked, or rather symbolized, by one of Israel’s [...]

A Story of Life, Told by Numbers

In the discussion following Numbered, Co-director Dana Doron spoke with Annette Insdorf, Professor in the Graduate Film Program of Columbia University’s School of the Arts, Director of Undergraduate Film Studies at Columbia, and author of the book Indelible Shadows: Film and Holocaust. A doctor by profession, Doron recounted the event that triggered the making of [...]

A Ballad of Hope and Revival

The story of The Ballad of the Weeping Spring seems to be removed from any specific place or time. One may assume it is set in Israel since the characters speak in Hebrew, but this is not an existent Israel, nor one that ever truly existed. It is rather a dreamland, a purely fantastical and [...]