The Irma Horowitz Film Series
Falafel & Films
Israeli Short Films
Presented by Ma’aleh School of Television Film and the Arts in Jerusalem
And Thou Shalt Love
*Adult Subject Matter
Ohad, who is studying in the special “Hesder” program for orthodox soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces, experiences profound loneliness while he conceals from others that he is gay. After calling a religious hotline for advice, Ohad is convinced that he is “cured”. Then Ohad’s study partner Nir returns from the army. Ohad finds he can no longer evade the difficult questions, both within himself, and between himself and G-d.
Dog fights, a brother who gambles, debt, and violence threaten the life of a young boy and his dog trying to survive the harshness of working class poverty.
A Woman Laughed
The Biblical Sarah and Michal, both women who laughed, confront their infertility. One bears a child, the other remains barren. Three women directors bring to the screen a powerful and poetic female experience.
A mother and her only child try to cope with the death of the child’s father. While the mother throws out the father’s belongings in order to try and move forward, the child collects them in a secret hideaway to try and store memories. Will this battle over loss and memory tear them apart or enable them to reconstruct their lives together?