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April 24, 2012 12:39 pm

Jewish Films Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival

avatar by Deby Medrez Pier

Director Arnon Goldfinger (right). Photo: www.bild.de.

This year, the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan is loaded with an eclectic selection of Jewish movies.

Arnon Goldfinger, director, producer, scriptwriter and winner of two Israeli academy awards, presents a new documentary about his journey in the discovery of his family’s history. In “The Flat”, Goldfinger explores the duty of cleaning up the apartment where his recently deceased grandparents used to live – both of whom were immigrants from Nazi Germany. During the process he is confronted with the difficult task of making sense of their possessions.

Director Sharon Bar-Tzvi will be premiering “Room 514″, a self-critical film about the passionate confrontation of a young investigator who feels obligated to accuse an elite soldier of using unnecessary violence against a Palestinian man.

Last but not least, the acclaimed Eytan Fox will be presenting the continuation of his controversial film about closeted gay Israeli soldiers “Yossi & Jagger”, which premiered in 2003. This time in  “Yossi”, Fox explores the encounter of a young man, who is now a doctor, with a mysterious woman, that liberates him from his routinely and shattered existence.

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