Sand Storm is an intricately-woven Bedouin melodrama, centred on the tangled strain of tradition and modern expectation within the microcosm of an Israeli desert neighbourhood.
The Last Laugh
Despite a slow start, The Last Laugh offers a considerate, touching take on the ethics of black humour.
By Sidney Lumet
BY SIDNEY LUMET is an evocative, revealing and intimate study of its titular figure.
The Polgár Variant
THE POLGÁR VARIANT finds compelling material in the lives and careers of a family of Hungarian chess prodigies, despite a soft investigative approach.
Philipp Stölzl’s The Physician is hampered by humdrum plotting and a ludicrous failure to cleave to any semblance of real cultural history.
Life as a Rumour
This compelling and informative biographical documentary follows the life of acclaimed Israeli filmmaker Assi Dayan, narrated by the man himself.
Tayla Lavie’s darkly comic feature debut looks at mandatory army training in Israel through the eyes of a group of women stuck in an administration department.