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Complete Film Festival 2020 List

 
An Irrepressible Woman An Irrepressible Woman

Teenage Jeanne Reichenbach fell in love with Socialist premier Leon Blum, who had led a French Popular Front government in the 1930s. Now that he is in the Buchenwald camp after the German invasion, she risks her life to find him.

Run Time: 105 minutes

 
Ben Gurion, Epilogue Ben Gurion, Epilogue

Based on archive material, the film reveals the final years of Israel's founder, David Ben-Gurion. Excluded from leadership, he allowed himself a hindsight perspective on the Zionist enterprise.

Run Time: 65 minutes

 
Crescendo Crescendo

When a world famous conductor tries to create an Israeli-Palestinian orchestra, it takes all his skill and resources to overcome the discord and get them to play in harmony.

Run Time: 106 minutes

 
God of The Piano God of The Piano

Anat has never been able to reach her father’s exacting musical standards, and now her family's hope of producing a musical prodigy rests on her unborn son.

Run Time: 80 minutes

 
Golda Golda

The eventful story of Golda Meir's term as prime minister of Israel from her surprising rise to power and iconic international stature as "queen of the Jewish people", to her tragic and lonely demise.

Run Time: 85 minutes

 
Heading Home, The Tale of Team Israel Heading Home, The Tale of Team Israel

Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic.

Run Time: 86 minutes

 
Incitement Incitement

Details the year leading to the assassination of Israel's Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin (1922-1995), from the point of view of the assassin.

Run Time: 123 minutes

 
Le Chaim (To Life) Le Chaim (To Life)

Aging cabaret singer, Ruth is running from her past and Jonas from his future but the two of them together manage to reaffirm life for each other in this moving drama.

Run Time: 86 minutes

 
Ma'abarot: The Israeli Transit Camps Ma'abarot: The Israeli Transit Camps

The film "Ma'abarot" is the first documentary project unfolding the story of the transit camps in a thorough and comprehensive way, unraveling the many stories of the camp residents.

Run Time: 84 minutes

 
Menachem Begin: Peace and War Menachem Begin: Peace and War

Exploring the legacy of Menachem Begin, Israel’s 6th Prime-Minister, who made both a historic peace and an arrogant war that changed the face of the Middle East.

Run Time: 85 minutes

 
Mrs. G Mrs. G

The inspiring story of Lea Gottlieb, founder of the legendary Gottex swimwear label.

Run Time: 54 minutes

 
My Amazing Funeral My Amazing Funeral

Dina fakes her own funeral to force her children to come and see her.

Run Time: 89 minutes

 
On Broadway On Broadway

The inside story of Broadway theater coming back from the brink thanks to innovative work, inclusion, and an uneasy balance between art and commerce.

Run Time: 85 minutes

 
Pollywood Pollywood

An adventurous journey to the real roots of Hollywood.

Run Time: 80 minutes

 
Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance

The crucial historical lessons of Black-Jewish cooperation are revisited and revived in this utterly fascinating, urgent call to action.

Run Time: 95 minutes

 
Standing Up, Falling Down Standing Up, Falling Down

A warmhearted comedy anchored by its leads' easy rapport and Billy Crystal's boundless charisma.

Run Time: 91 minutes

 
The Art of Waiting The Art of Waiting

Liran and Tali, a couple in their thirties who dream of having a child together, are one day told they will have to undergo fertility treatments.

Run Time: 90 minutes

 
The Collini Case The Collini Case

70-year-old German-Italian Fabrizio Collini has killed the respected industrial magnate Hans Meyer in his hotel suite, seemingly without motive.

Run Time: 123 minutes

 
The Keeper The Keeper

The incredible true story of Bert Trautmann, a German soldier and prisoner of war who, secures the position of Goalkeeper at Manchester City.

Run Time: 113 minutes

 
The Rabbi From Hezbollah The Rabbi From Hezbollah

Who would believe that Avraham Sinai, an ultra-Orthodox Jew living in Israel, is Ibrahim Yassin - one of Israel's leading spies.

Run Time: 64 minutes

 
Those Who Remained Those Who Remained

Those Who Remained reveals the healing process of Holocaust survivors through the eyes of a young girl in post-World War II Hungary.

Run Time: 83 minutes