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Special Program (1)
Israeli masterpiece

El Dorado

El Dorado
1963 / 88 min.
Dir. Menahem GOLAN

The directorial debut film by Menahem GOLAN who would later become a major Hollywood producer. This gangland masterpiece set in the Jaffa district of Tel Aviv portrays a man striving to live an upstanding life becoming entangled in the webs of his past.

Salachi Shabati

Salachi Shabati
1964 / 110 min.
Dir. Epfraim KISHON

Ephraim KISHON's debut film is representative of the dawn of Israeli cinema. The protagonist's various means to earn money in order to live in a spacious home with his family who immigrated with him to Israel is depicted in this satiric comedy. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.

Three Days and a Child / Shlosha Yamim Veyeled

Three Days and a Child / Shlosha Yamim Veyeled
1967 / 90 min.
Dir. Uri ZOHAR

An adaptation of Abraham B. YEHOSHUA's short story about the emotional confusion of a man who ends up looking after his ex-girlfriend's child for three days. Selected for competition at the Cannes Film Festival, where Oded KOTLER was awarded Best Actor.

Avanti Popolo

Avanti Popolo
1986 / 84 min.
Dir. Rafi BUKAI

The directorial debut of filmmaker Rafi BUKAI, who died prematurely. This classic war film that delivers an anti-war message is told from the perspectives of two Egyptian soldiers who take flight through the Sinai Peninsula bound for the Suez Canal toward the end of the Six-Day War. An award winner at the Locarno International Film Festival.

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