Middle Eastern Focus

Directed by Uluç Bayraktar

Based on the novel “9,75 Square Centimetres” by acclaimed Turkish author Mehmet Eroğlu, the film tells the…

Directed by Mona Zandi Haghighi

Middle-age Shokoo finds out that her elderly ex-husband, Fereydoun, has been placed in a nursing home by…

Directed by Eran Paz

“And I Was There” provides a distinctive and potent take on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that feels…

Directed by Ruthy Pribar

In her debut feature film, Israeli filmmaker Ruthy Pribar focuses on a pair of Russian immigrants in…

A collection of real-life stories told through a variety of animated techniques.

Directed by Itay Tal

In Itay Tal’s “God of the Piano,” Anat (Naama Preis, winner of the Jerusalem Film Festival award for Best…

Directed by Nir Bergman

Aharon has devoted his life to raising Uri, his autistic son. They have established a gentle routine,…

Directed by Sonia Nassery Cole

“I Am You” offers an insider’s look at the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan and the tragedy of its refugees.…

Directed by David Osit

A real-life political saga, “Mayor” follows Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second…

Rousing adventures, complex introspections, and unconventional families highlight this animated collection…

Take a break from the weight of the world with this laugh-filled collection.

A collection of mind-bending, form-expanding work.

Tales from around the globe about people seeking — but not always finding — better lives in new countries…

Animated tales from around the world.

Directed by Mehmet Bahadir Er & Maryna Er Gorbach

Turkish soldier Ismet (Cem Bender), who served at the border as a commander of the Coast Guard, has…

Directed by Mounia Meddour

In 1997 Algiers, when the country falls into the hands of terrorist groups seeking to establish an Islamic…

Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof

“There Is No Evil” relates a quartet of stories — about the military executioners Heshmat, Pouya, Javad,…