Wednesday | October 24 | 8:30 pm
Part of our 7th annual evening of Films By & About Women. Hosted by Israel Bonds, Hadassah, ORT, SHALVA and Na’Amat

Sunday | October 28 | 1:00 pm

Both screenings at the ArcLight Cinemas in The Glen, Glenview.

Five short narrative, documentary and animated films.
Q&A with Director Oran Zegman at both screenings.

Shorts. 78 min total.
In Hebrew, Spanish, German and Ladino with English subtitles.

Synopsis: In Atara Frish’s The Love Letter, an IDF commander receives a mysterious love letter from one of her female soldiers that makes her to feel torn between sticking to military discipline and her yearning to feel, if only for a moment, loved. In Tamir Elterman’s Spring Chicken, three-time champion of her retirement home’s annual Purim costume contest, 95-year-old Holocaust survivor Anny Junek hatches a plan for a fourth win. Daniella Koffler and Uli Seis’ Compartments animates the story of a young woman, the Israeli child of Holocaust survivors, who moves to Berlin and the conversations she has with her father about the experience. In Oran Zegman’s Rebel, a woman’s decision to divorce her abusive husband, defying fiercely conservative social constraints of her Greek community in South Tel Aviv in the 1950s, forces her to pay the ultimate price for freedom. Lastly, Tal Nesher’s Albi and Alma tells the cautionary tale of a straight young woman (Joy Rieger of Past Life) and her gay male friend who go out on the town searching for true love and run into Mr. Wrong.

ORAN ZEGMAN is an award-winning writer / director, who recently graduated from the American Film Institute (Directing; Class of 2018). Born and raised in Tel-Aviv. Oran began her career as an actress in TV series, films and theatre. She is best known for Rebel and Pineapple Boxers.

Israeli Women in Shorts