ZOOMovies: Israeli Films
Wed. October 28th, 7pm
The Kiddush Man (11min, Drama, 2008) – The Kiddush Man is a touching coming-of-age short film set in Jerusalem, Israel. Its surprisingly simple story focuses on the experiences of Yoni, a young Jewish boy, who tries to sneak into the Kiddush buffet at Shabbat before anyone else. His mischievous behavior usually gets him in trouble with Mr. Katz, an older religious man, until one day his fear is replaced with compassion.
Viewed at Washington Jewish Film Festival, Washington D.C. Independent Film Festival, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, Tiburon International Film Festival, Garden State Film Festival, LA Jewish Film Festival and now, UJCVP ZOOMovies.
Underwater (22min, Drama, 2009) – Dania is a gifted 12 year old swimmer, who’s trying to escape the pain following the death of her mother from a long term disease. On the morning of the funeral, she decides to attend her swimming competition, where she finds out that she cannot run away from the pain.
Viewed at Haifa International Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, First step Film Festival (Albania), Tel Aviv Cinematheque.