Film Movement, the distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films, announced that two DVD sets of films from Israel and concerning cultural and religious themes will be released in September on DVD. Beyond Borders: Stories of Interfaith Friendship will be available on September 16 and Faces of Israel: New Israeli Cinema will be out on September 23.
FILM MOVEMENT ANNOUNCES TWO DVD BOXED SETS SHOWCASING RECENT ISRAELI AND CROSS-CULTURAL CINEMA
Beyond Borders: Stories of Interfaith Friendship arrives on September 16
Faces of Israel: New Israeli Cinema on September 23
Film Movement (www.filmmovement.com), the distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films, announced that two DVD sets of films from Israel and concerning cultural and religious themes will be released in September on DVD. Beyond Borders will be available on September 16 and Faces of Israel will be out on September 23.
The friendship between two people can lead to a better understanding of their different faiths. All three award-winning features in the box set Beyond Borders reveal how discrimination and fear of the other can be resolved through individual connections. Included in the set are A Bottle In The Gaza Sea (2013), Thierry Binisti's drama about the relationship forged against all odds by an Israeli girl in Jerusalem and a Palestinian boy in Gaza; Arranged (2007), Diane Crespo and Stefan C. Schaefer's romantic comedy about an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a Brooklyn public school; and Foreign Letters (2012), a comedy-drama from writer-director Ela Their, set in the 1980s and centering on an Israeli girl newly relocated to the U.S. and a Vietnamese refugee who becomes her friend in this strange new land.
In the last decade Israeli cinema has grown in both volume and quality, becoming a major presence at international film festivals and at the box office. The boxed set Faces of Israel collects some of the most enlightening and award-winning recent films from the country, highlighting the themes and issues that are intrinsic to its national identity. The set includes Campfire (2004), Israel's Academy Award selection for Best Foreign-Language Film, written and directed by Joseph Cedar, about a widowed mother who moves from Jerusalem to the West Bank; For My Father (2008), Dror Zahavi's drama about a suicide bomber whose deadly mission goes awry; Seven Minutes In Heaven (2008), Omri Givon's story of a young survivor of a terrorist attack; and The Human Resources Manager (2010), Eran Riklis' tragicomedy about the title executive trying to save the reputation of Israel's largest industrial bakery business.
Beyond Borders and Faces of Israel | In Hebrew, Arabic, French, English and other languages, with English subtitles | Unrated
About Film Movement:
Launched in 2003, Film Movement is a full-service North American distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films, based in New York City. Film Movement has released more than 250 feature films and shorts from 50 countries on six continents, including top prize winners from Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, Tribeca and other prestigious festivals. Film Movement releases its films through numerous distribution channels, including thousands of art-house cinemas, universities and libraries; home video; television outlets; Cable Video on Demand (including its very own branded cable VOD platform-Film Festival on Demand-available in over 40 million US homes); In-flight Entertainment and broadband outlets. In late 2013, Film Movement launched RAM Releasing, a genre label to distribute thriller, suspense and noir films across all platforms. For more information, please visit www.filmmovement.com.
Beyond Borders: Stories of Interfaith Friendship
Street date: September 16, 2014
Faces of Israel: New Israeli Cinema
Street date: September 23, 2014
September 13, 2014, 9:33 am - PR
Keywords: drama, foreign