BREAKING BREAD  (Israel)

BREAKING BREAD (Israel)

  Founded by Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel—the first Muslim Arab to win Israel’s MasterChef—the A-sham Arabic Food Festival is creating social change through food. At the Festival, Arab and Jewish Israeli chefs collaborate on delectable dishes, working together to...
MRS G – Israel (plus 3 shorts)

MRS G – Israel (plus 3 shorts)

DFS members will receive an E-mail link on 6/27 to enable them to watch this film.   COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE MRS G. tells the story of Mrs. Lea Gottlieb, the legendary designer, founder and owner of the Gottex swimwear empire. Gottlieb was a woman full of...
LOVE IN SUSPENDERS   (Israel)

LOVE IN SUSPENDERS (Israel)

So it happens that Tammy (Nitza Saul), a 64 year old widow who constantly deals with the memory of her loving late husband, meets Beno (Yehuda Barken), a 70 year old sarcastic lone wolf widower – and the two fall in love. From their first unfortunate encounter,...
DEAR FREDY   (Israel)

DEAR FREDY (Israel)

Co-Sponsor with CINEMA DIVERSE. Please note film will start promptly at 9:30 AM   A Heroic Gay Jewish Sportsman Who Ended Up in Auschwitz Fredy Hirsch was born in Germany, a proud Jew and openly gay man he was 19 years old when the Nuremberg Laws were published,...
BENEATH THE SILENCE   (Israel)

BENEATH THE SILENCE (Israel)

1973.  Six years after returning from the Six Day War with a battle shock, Menashe realizes he will never be the man he used to be before the war.  He can’t communicate with his surroundings, and spends his days driving away in his red track for long hours.  The young...
HARMONIA  (Israel) Showing with ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE (USA)

HARMONIA (Israel) Showing with ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE (USA)

  COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE HARMONIA is a modern adaptation of the mythological triangle between the childless Abraham and Sarah and young Hagar. Sarah is the harpist of the Jerusalem Philharmonic; Abraham is its almighty conductor. When Hagar, a young horn...

THE TESTAMENT (Israel)

Based upon a book and facts, THE TESTAMENT is about Yoel, a meticulous historian, in the midst of a widely covered legal battle with powerful forces in Austria, concerning a brutal massacre of Jews that took place toward the end of WWII in the village of Lendsorf. An...
SABENA HIJACKING- MY VERSION  (Israel)

SABENA HIJACKING- MY VERSION (Israel)

  Coachella Valley Premiere SABENA HIJACKING: MY VERSION is a nerve-racking reenactment of a true story.  On May 8, 1972, the Palestinian group Black September seized control of Sabena Flight 971 shortly after takeoff from Vienna en route to Tel Aviv. The next...
FEVER AT DAWN  (Israel/Hungary)

FEVER AT DAWN (Israel/Hungary)

COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE Based on the novel of the true story of writer/director Péter Gárdos’ parents, FEVER AT DAWN journals an unlikely love affair between two Hungarian Holocaust survivors recuperating in Sweden.  Twenty-five year old Miklós has been given six...
CLOSED SEASON /ENDE DER SCHONZEIT   (Germany)

CLOSED SEASON /ENDE DER SCHONZEIT (Germany)

Bruno, a young German entomology student, travels to an Israeli kibbutz, but he is not seeking a romantic experience in the young Zionist state, nor will he make any scientific discoveries. Before her death, Bruno’s mother told him to deliver a letter to Avi, a...
NAOMI / HITPARTZUT X  (Israel, France)

NAOMI / HITPARTZUT X (Israel, France)

COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE Ilan Ben Natan, a 58-year-old Astrophysics Professor, is obsessively in love with his young wife, Naomi. When Ilan discovers that his deepest fears have come true – Naomi has a lover – he is unable to control himself. He stalks and confronts...
ZAYTOUN (Feature – Israel, UK) & LUCY (Short)

ZAYTOUN (Feature – Israel, UK) & LUCY (Short)

Coachella Valley Premiere – Sneak Preview ZAYTOUN Showing with short “LUCY” –  Guest, Libby Blood, Director/Writer In 1982, amid the Lebanese Civil War, Israeli pilot Yoni (Stephen Dorff) is shot down over Beirut and is taken prisoner by...
OUT IN THE DARK  (Israel)

OUT IN THE DARK (Israel)

Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening Special Guest – Writer/Director Michael Mayer Two young men, a Palestinian grad student and an Israeli lawyer, played by Nicholas Jacob and Michael Aloni, meet and fall in love amidst personal and political intrigue...