What Is It?

Movie buffs, here’s one for you. Bringing together 10 films from the Middle Eastern country, the Consulate General of Israel is all set to kick off the third edition of their Israeli Film Festival in the city. With screenings happening at four different venues, the festival features movies which give you a peek into life in Israel. Portraying personal and public conflicts through strong characters, these works also delve into aspects like the Israeli society, its history and tourist attractions.

Who Is It for?

The idea of exploring a different culture through a bunch of carefully selected and noted movies is enough to convince us to head here. With screenings happening throughout the 12 days of the festival, this one is just as much for hardcore film enthusiasts as for someone simply hoping to unwind with an engaging movie after work.

Why Should I Go For It?

We’re hoping to catch the screening of Afula Express {also known as Pick A Card}, the 1997 romantic comedy by Julie Shles. The award-winning film focuses on the character, David, an electrician in Tel Aviv who decides to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a magician. Also worth bookmarking is Melting Away, which is considered to be the first Israeli feature film that depicts parents coping with their transgender child. While My Lovely Sister is about the love and hate between two sisters, The Matchmaker is a bittersweet comedy that blends history and romance. Also on the cards is Open a Door to Israel, a digital interactive exhibition {at MG Road metro station} which uses virtual technology to give you a glimpse of life in Israel.

 When: Wednesday, September 14 to Sunday, September 25

Where: Screenings at Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, 108, Thimmaiah Road, Vasant Nagar; Suchitra Film Society, 36, 9th Main, Banashankari Stage II; Rangoli Metro Art Centre, MG Road Boulevard, beside MG Road Metro Station and Bangalore International Centre, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage

Price: Free entry

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Contact: 080 40808181

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