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Australia-Israel Cultural Exchange Film Festival
The Australia-Israel Cultural Exchange (AICE) Israeli Film Festival is spreading its wings in 2012, taking the best of Israeli cinema across Australia to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
Israeli Film Festival 2012 PERTH
Tuesday 4 to Wednesday 12 September
Cinema Paradiso, Northbridge
Produced by Palace Cinemas and the Australia Israel Cultural Exchange, and taking place for the first time outside of Melbourne and Sydney, the ninth AICE Israeli Film Festival will screen more films over more days than ever before, with an expanded program of some of the best Israeli films from the last twelve months.
Diverse, complex, inspirational, and turbulent, the films screening at the AICE Israeli Film Festival explore the myriad of stories from one of the most diverse and multi-racial countries in the world. Artistic Director Katriel Schory said, “Israel has a wealth of stories to tell, some shaped by politics but others personal. This is a festival that overwhelmingly celebrates the stories of people’s lives. The burgeoning Israeli film industry is quite democratic, with a wealth of young filmmakers using new technologies to create films, ensuring that a multiplicity of voices is heard in the cinema.” The exciting selection of films in this year’s program reflects the growing success of the Israeli film industry, which has developed a voice, a character and identity of its own.
Highlights of the festival include opening night film ‘Restoration’, a moving exploration of fatherhood and the generational divide; ‘My Lovely Sister’, a Jewish-Moroccan legend retold in contemporary Israel and ‘Off White Lies’, a comic-drama about the relationship between a homeless eccentric and his estranged teenage daughter.
The documentary program includes the multi award-winning ‘Dolphin Boy’, about a boy traumatised by a violent attack who participates in a rehabilitation program in the Red Sea; ‘The Love Lost Diaries’, about a woman reading the WW2 diary of her former lover 65 years after it was written; and ‘When Israel Went Out’, retracing the trek undertaking by thousands of Falasha Jews who walked from Ethiopia to Israel in the 1980s.
The Australia Israel Cultural Exchange (AICE) provides a cultural link between Australia and Israel, fostering greater knowledge and understanding between the two countries. AICE runs a corresponding festival of Australian films in Israel.