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11th Israeli Film Festival

image0011The Embassy of Israel together with Nepal Film Society is all set once again to bring Israeli vibes to Nepal through the 11th Israeli Film Festival. The festival is scheduled from 21-23 June 2017 in Kathmandu, 28-30 June 2017 in Pokhara and for the first time 6-8 July 2017 in Biratnagar.
Nepal Tourism Board, OR2K Restaurant in Pokhara and Chamber of Industries Morang are promoting the event.
The years 2017-18 have been declared by the Government of Israel as the jubilee years for the events that shaped the history of modern Israel. In this regard, ‘50 years of reunification of Jerusalem’ is of a great significance. Hence, 11th Israeli Film Festival is dedicated to the capital of Israel – Jerusalem. The selected films, depicting cultural and social aspects of Israeli life and Jewish tradition, are related to the city and its glory. Prior to screening of each films, a documentary related to Jerusalem will be shown.
Israeli film industry is vivid and diversified reflecting many aspects of life in Israel. It has undergone major developments since its inception in 1950s. The movies selected for the festival will expose the viewers to a fascinating facet of the Israeli culture.
The following movies are scheduled for the festival.
* Time of favor – Drama (2000), directed by Joseph Sider
* Abulele – Adventure (2015), directed by Jonathan Geva
* Teacher Irena – Documentary (2010), directed by Itamar Chen
* Our Father – Drama (2016),  directed by Meni Yaish
* Apples from the desert – Drama (2014),  directed by Matti Hariri and Arik Lubetzky
* Bethlehem – Thriller (2013), directed by Yuval Adler
Filled with human emotions, these movies portray day to day life of Israeli people. The Festival is an opportunity for the film lovers to enjoy the Israeli cinema and understand and feel the colorful culture of Israel and Jewish tradition.
The Embassy is confident that such cultural activities will serve as a bridge and a medium to bring peoples of our two countries culturally further closer and strengthen people to people relations.
Entrance is Free for all the screenings but the seats are limited. For more details, you can log on to http://embassies.gov.il/kathmandu or Contact: 4413419/4419103
For Pokhara shows contact: 061-467114/9851048357 (Mr. Punam Chandra Giri) / 9846036283 (Ms. Laxmi Gurung)
For Biratnagar Shows contact: 9842033497 (Mr. Upendra Mahato) /9852022771 (Ms. Nira Bhagat)

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